Great Turnout to Support Jon’s Campaign

I was truly honored by the amazing turnout at my happy hour event. About 120 people came out to show their support for my work on the Council and in the community and to meet and talk with neighbors from around Howard County. I was honored by the many folks who mentioned this was their first political event and I was the first politician to whom they’ve contributed.

The people crowded into the party room at the new Manor Hill Tavern in Historic EC represented a …

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Councilman Jon Weinstein’s Annual Community Picnic

Councilman Jon Weinstein’s Annual Community Picnic

Councilman Jon Weinstein’s
Annual Community Picnic

Benefitting the Ellicott City Recovery Fund
Sunday, Sept. 18, 1p-4p (Rain or Shine)

In light of the devastating flood in Ellicott City, this year’s annual community picnic has a special purpose. ALL proceeds will go to Historic Ellicott City’s recovery efforts. 

This is a FREE event! Donations are encouraged and will directly go to the Ellicott City Partnership. Please bring a check made out to the ECP or contribute online by clicking here (be sure to enter …

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Howard officials push FAA to address ‘unacceptable’ noise levels

Howard officials push FAA to address ‘unacceptable’ noise levels

Last month I drafted and coordinated a letter with Council Chairman Calvin Ball and County Executive Allan H Kittleman to the FAA echoing the concerns and frustrations from our constituents and pushing for FAA action to address noise in Elkridge and Hanover. Our letter has yielded a meeting next month in DC. Please read the following article regarding the long-standing issue:  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/elkridge/ph-ho-cf-bwi-noise-follow-0623-20160622-story.html

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HCC members propose ‘citizen funded campaign system’

HCC members propose ‘citizen funded campaign system’

Via Baltimore Sun

Two Howard County Council members proposed a new publicly funded campaign system Monday that matches small campaign donations using public funds.

Proposed by Council members Jon Weinstein and Jen Terrasa, the resolution — called a “citizen funded campaign system” — is a major change to the county’s charter. If the council passes the resolution in the beginning of March, the amendment will head to the ballots this year and take effect for the 2022 election cycle.

Pushed by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision in …

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New program will remove barrier to after-school participation, Weinstein says

New program will remove barrier to after-school participation, Weinstein says

Via Baltimore Sun

On Monday morning, County Council member Jon Weinstein announced the launch of Driving Student Success, a program that will collect donations from local businesses to provide students participating in after-school activities with a bus ride home.

“There is a direct correlation between a student’s academic success and future opportunities and their involvement in activities after school,” said Weinstein, a Democrat who represents District 1. “Whether participating in a club, seeking extra help or playing a sport, our students should have the opportunity to stay …

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Howard councilman establishes ‘community cabinet’

Howard councilman establishes ‘community cabinet’

Via Baltimore Sun

Howard County Councilman Jon Weinstein is trying out a new method of collecting input from his constituents.

Weinstein, a Democrat who represents Ellicott City, Elkridge and Hanover, is assembling a “Community Cabinet,” made up of board members from local homeowners’ associations and neighborhood groups, to provide feedback and advice on local issues.

Weinstein said inspiration for the committee comes from his other job, as founder and president of consulting firm Line of Sight.

“It’s just one of those things, as you’re trying to get things done …

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Important Information About Delays in Trash and Recycling Collections

Important Information About Delays in Trash and Recycling Collections

Due to a collective bargaining impasse, one of the County’s 5 trash hauling contractors has experienced an employee walk out which started on Friday, December 26 and has affected trash and recycling curbside collections in Howard and Montgomery Counties. Some residents may experience late or missed collections. The county and the contractor have made arrangements with other companies to assist in providing services in the intern. While every effort is being made by the contractor to resolve the impasse, the walk out is expected to …

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Three Ellicott City Landmarks Receive Tax Credits for Renewal

Three Ellicott City Landmarks Receive Tax Credits for Renewal

I was excited to participate, along with County Executive Kittleman, Senator Ed Kasemyer, and Delegates Liz Bobo and Steve Lafferty, in the event in Historic Ellicott City on Wednesday, December 10th to announce Sustainable Communities tax credits from the state. Even though only nine projects were selected in all of Maryland, three were in Ellicott City (click blue text for more info):

Taylor’s Department Store on Main Street – Built in 1942 and home to a local department store and, most recently an antiques mall. Stay tuned for it’s new life as a …

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Jon Kicks-off Midnight Madness

Jon Kicks-off Midnight Madness

Jon joined County Executive Allan Kittleman on Friday, December 6th to launch the 37th Annual Historic Ellicott City Midnight Madness celebration. Click here to listen to his remarks and to see the lighting of the tree at the Old Post Office.

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Jon Takes Oath of Office

Jon Takes Oath of Office

Click here to view Jon taking the Oath of Office as Howard County Council District 1 Councilman.

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