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About PATH

People Acting Together in Howard (PATH) is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in Howard County’s neighborhoods and congregations. We are non-partisan, multi-faith, multiracial, and dedicated to making our county and state a better place to live and thrive. You’ll find us working for change: door-to-door and in living rooms, in churches and classrooms, in front of the County Council and at the State House in Annapolis.

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READY

READY employs Howard County residents ages 16-26 to build rain gardens and conservation landscapes that filter stormwater runoff and alleviate flooding from pavement and other impervious surfaces.

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PATH in the News

Howard debates merits of nutritional guidelines for county concessions

People packed the Howard County Council’s Ellicott City chambers Monday night to testify on a bill that would create nutritional standards for food and drink sold on county property, in a hearing that was reminiscent of another held almost a year ago.

The debate then, in July 2014, also centered on a bill that addressed food and drink guidelines in Howard, and drew so many people that it ran into the early morning hours, with the last testimony delivered shortly after 1 a.m.

Monday night, the hearing wound down around midnight after about five hours worth of testimony.

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As downtown Columbia develops, adjustments to affordable housing requirements recommended

Downtown Columbia is on the move.

Merriweather Post Pavilion is getting a facelift; there’s money in the budget for the first phase of the Inner Arbor park; and the Metropolitan, Columbia’s newest apartment complex, is open to residents.

Still, a question remains: how does affordable housing fit into the plan?

So far, none of the 817 units approved – 380 at the Metropolitan and another 437 in an apartment building planned for next door – are slated to be moderately priced.

A recent report from the Columbia Downtown Housing Corporation, the organization tasked with ensuring that a full range of housing is built downtown, has recommended the County Council take a second look at the requirements for developing Columbia’s city center.

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