September 6, 2019
Counties Focus on Housing, Land Use
A central function of community-based governance is management of land use, including housing policies and development-related revenues. Multiple Maryland counties have been particularly active – and Conduit Street has your coverage:
MACo's Winter Conference, “Building for the Future” is coming - December 4-6, 2019 - and the deadline for session proposals is quickly approaching. Submit your proposals by September 13!


Conduit Street Podcast Corner:
Conduit Street Podcast to record at
The National Folk Festival
Attending The National Folk Festival in Salisbury?
You might catch a glimpse of Conduit Street hosts Michael Sanderson and Kevin Kinnally recording on
site. Stay tuned for the next episode!

In the meantime, catch up on recent Conduit Street recordings :



Listen to any MACo Podcast Episode: www.mdcounties.org/Podcast
Counties In Action
Exec. Ball asks constituents to help him celebrate his 44th birthday by reaching goal of planting 44,000 native trees.
Montgomery Dept. of Environmental Protection seeks volunteers for Climate Action Work Group meeting, Sept. 15.
Easton launches first of its kind Aviation Career Education program at Easton Airport with support from FAA.

Corporate Partner Corner

MACo Gold Corporate Partner MD-DE_D.C. Beverage Association released a statement about their initiative to remove full-calorie soft drinks from schools.

Removing Calories from Schools

We promised parents that we would change the beverages offered in schools, and we delivered. The National School Beverage Guidelines were a voluntary effort—in
partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation—that removed full-calorie sodas from schools. In fact, our voluntary Guidelines were so effective, the USDA Smart Snacks in Schools Beverage Guidelines were largely based on them.

Our Results
  • We removed full-calorie soft drinks from all K-12 schools. Under the voluntary Guidelines, 100% juice, low-fat milk and bottled water are allowed in elementary and middle schools. In addition to these, low- and no-calorie beverages and calorie-capped sports drinks, flavored waters and teas are allowed in high schools.
  • None of our beverages shipped to schools exceeded 66 calories per 8 ounces, except 100% juices.These juices are portion controlled to 8 ounces in elementary schools, 10 ounces in middle schools and 12 ounces in high schools.
  • We reduced beverage calories shipped to schools by 90% between 2004 and the 2009-2010 school year.*

For more information, visit their website .

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