Civic Federation


Not going so green now yes?

In a surprise move, Montgomery County is proposing to lower green building standards using Executive Regulation 21-15.  Four years in the making, ER 21-15 will adopt the 2012 International Green …

Climate change and the county

With climate justice activists dubbing the Paris deal an “Epic fail on a planetary scale”, local efforts to address climate change can fail in some of the most progressive jurisdictions like Montgomer…

Delphi Oracle is overrated

In the late 1960s the Rand Corporation developed what is known as the ‘Delphi’ method, named after the Delphic oracle, who prophesied the future. Rand’s ‘Delphi method’ was designed during the Cold Wa…

The rat-with-antlers problem

On February 12, 2012 the Civic Federation passed the following resolution:   Whereas the Deer Management Work Group has been in effect since 1993, and managed hunts in selected parks have taken p…

Parents cheer back to school

Yes, folks, it’s that time of year again! Public school in Montgomery County begins on August 31st. And with it, the Board of Education (BOE) and Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) staff turn to t…