Calvin Ball

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Calvin Ball said : “During the course of the past year, our small local businesses have pushed forward through extraordinary circumstances and unforeseen obstacles, the very least we can do is continue to provide additional support and funding to ensure they can thrive as we emerge from this pandemic,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We know how much relief is needed and, for our hospitality industry especially, this past year was devastating with fewer events and less travel,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our hope is many of these young people will encourage their peers, family, and friends to see the benefits of being vaccinated as well,” “This effort is truly the definition of teamwork – with staff and vaccinators from our health department, our school system and Safeway” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, April 30, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “are a diverse group of people who care about Ellicott City who are business owners, residents, stakeholders and they’re going to be working on the next generation of what we’re going to be doing down here,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’re going to see some amazing transformations here, right here in Ellicott City,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We have one of the most efficient jurisdictions in the state at getting out vaccinations,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “are a diverse group of people who care about Ellicott City who are business owners, residents, stakeholders and they’re going to be working on the next generation of what we’re going to be doing down here,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 26, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’re going to see some amazing transformations here, right here in Ellicott City,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 26, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “are a diverse group of people who care about Ellicott City who are business owners, residents, stakeholders and they’re going to be working on the next generation of what we’re going to be doing down here,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 26, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’re going to see some amazing transformations here, right here in Ellicott City,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 26, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I think this is a reasonable compromise as we continue to evaluate,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I wholeheartedly believe that our community can find the right balance [in the SRO program] to preserve safety, promote equity and maintain our county’s inclusive values and academic success,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “It is worrisome that we have another generation who, for many of them, their only interaction with the police may be what they’re seeing on the news when they see these atrocities,” “There is an opportunity to foster better relationships and a better understanding between the police, the community and our youth so that hopefully we can grow the next generation to not feel as anxious and afraid as current and past generations when it comes to police interactions” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This day has become not only a time to commemorate liberation from the institution of slavery but also a time to highlight resilience, solidarity and our shared culture,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, April 9, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Nationwide we know that many communities are hurting and have faced injustice at the hands of those entrusted to protect and serve,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Even in the face of economic uncertainty due to the continuing [coronavirus] pandemic and in the absence of any state funding at this moment, prioritizing public safety and reinforcing public trust remains a priority,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, March 22, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, March 22, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Charged With ) : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about County Public ) : “Howard County has worked closely with the HCPSS to ensure that our educators and school staff are prioritized as they head back to the classrooms,” “This vaccination effort is a monumental undertaking, and we’re proud of how quickly we have been able to get shots in arms. As many in our community look forward to their chance to be vaccinated, this is great progress to moving towards additional groups and phases” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We were one of the first Maryland jurisdictions to bring vaccines to people’s homes and this effort has made an incredible impact for those who are unable to leave their homes, and many who have developmental disabilities,” “And for many of our residents who have mobility issues, we’ve been able to vaccinate them in their cars for a smoother experience” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “After nearly a year with COVID-19 in our community, we have seen how starkly this virus has exacerbated the cracks and ruptures already present in Howard County,” “Now with expanded eligibility and increasing supply, we must do the hard work of ensuring that communities of color, our more vulnerable residents, neighbors with limited English proficiency, residents of all abilities, and people who have limited access to online registration can get their vaccine” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’re incredibly grateful to the multiple jurisdictions and departments who worked together to arrest the suspect and potentially stop any future tragedies,” “Not only were these homes, and residents’ lives put in danger but the lives of our first responders, firefighters, and police officers around the state were endangered” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 7:07:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our health department has continuously received an underwhelming supply while statewide sites and private providers are often seeing increases,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Once complete, our plan is expected to bring water levels on Main Street down to an average of 3 feet in a 2016-size storm,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “When I came into office, I wanted to build upon the progress that had already been made but also see if there was a better way to protect our historic town,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has seen a consistent decline in our key metrics over the past two weeks, and we’re very grateful to our residents and businesses who have taken precautions throughout this winter surge to slow the spread the virus,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “These grants will hopefully be a lifeline for so many because small businesses are not just brick and mortar, they provide jobs, value and support for our community,” External link

baltimoresun Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The current landscape of our country demands that we address and confront the ugly truths of our past and present and that includes ensuring the namesakes of our facilities and spaces reflect today’s values,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, February 5, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We recognize that we choose to name our public facilities and what we choose to name those facilities and spaces reflects on who we are today,” “For too many years we haven’t asked the hard questions about these namesakes, but the time is now to face our history, learn from it and move forward with an honest understanding of who we’ve chosen to honor by naming our public spaces after them” External link

baltimoresun Friday, February 5, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want our students, our educators [and] our staff members to be safely back in our schools buildings as soon as possible,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want the message to be clear when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately,” “We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together to get to the other side of this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, January 25, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want the message to be clear when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately,” “We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together to get to the other side of this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want the message to be clear when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately,” “We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together to get to the other side of this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want the message to be clear when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately,” “We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together to get to the other side of this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Nearly 60% of our residents commute in and out of Howard County every day,” “We need both a well run and adequately funded system if we want to improve the quality of life and opportunities for all residents and businesses” External link

baltimoresun Monday, January 11, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “literally and figuratively shook the residents of Columbia and throughout Howard County,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, January 8, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I know folks want to know exactly when they can expect to receive the vaccine, but right now while they’re still ramping up production at the federal level, there is not a clear answer and we do not want to convey a false sense of hope,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We have worked for many years to get to this point and create a first-class art and culture center for Howard County that will spur people’s love of art and theater and will be accessible to all residents,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We listened to and heard the concerns from the Savage community and will preserve this valuable green space that connects to Savage Park while contributing to the quality of life of all our residents,” “Moving forward we will continue to work with our partners to protect our green and open spaces” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This was a very challenging time for our residents, our holidays are not what we’re used to, what we expect or what we want. We are all fatigued from the last 10 months of this pandemic. And most importantly, so many of our fellow neighbors are still struggling,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Over the past ten months, we have used every tool in our toolbox to ensure the health and safety of our community,” “While we are encouraged that Congress is acting to extend the CARES Act spending deadline, the recent Congressional relief package unfortunately provides no additional funding for State and local governments as we prepare for a winter surge” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball added : “At this moment, it is necessary for Howard County to once again step up and ensure the well-being of our residents and businesses,” “We all know there are brighter days on the horizon, but this pandemic is far from over. What is most clear, is many people cannot wait for relief and action is needed now” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “What is most clear is that many people cannot wait for relief that is needed now,” “This pandemic is far from over” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This was a very challenging time for our residents, our holidays are not what we’re used to, what we expect or what we want. We are all fatigued from the last 10 months of this pandemic. And most importantly, so many of our fellow neighbors are still struggling,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Over the past ten months, we have used every tool in our toolbox to ensure the health and safety of our community,” “While we are encouraged that Congress is acting to extend the CARES Act spending deadline, the recent Congressional relief package unfortunately provides no additional funding for State and local governments as we prepare for a winter surge” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball added : “At this moment, it is necessary for Howard County to once again step up and ensure the well-being of our residents and businesses,” “We all know there are brighter days on the horizon, but this pandemic is far from over. What is most clear, is many people cannot wait for relief and action is needed now” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “What has been made more clear to me is that COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic, while it has created a great deal of challenges, it has more so revealed fissures in our community and it has exacerbated already existing difficulties,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This virus has devastated many households, who have lost income and are trying to make ends meet to keep the heat on, feed their families and pay their rent,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are laser-focused on expending all of our CARES [Act] funding by our [Dec. 30] deadline at the end of this month and ensuring that our most vulnerable residents do not fall through the cracks this winter as we continue to combat COVID-19 in our community,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Ms. Millie has a spirit that defines the greatest generation of America,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “can expand upon how covid-19 spreads in our community and puts us in a better position to make informed decisions moving forward” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, December 4, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Many of the events included in these additional limitations need time to communicate these changes to their customers and clientele,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “At this point, there is widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and every individual action we take is vital to controlling and limiting the further spread of this virus,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Last night, Howard County reached an average rate of 26.7 cases per 100,000 residents, an increase from 19.1 cases per 100k just last week,” “At this point there is widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and every individual action we take is vital to controlling and limiting the further spread of this virus. The alarms are sounding, and if you haven’t already, rethink any plans to host or attend a large gathering with family and friends. Especially with the upcoming holidays, it is critical for all our residents to understand the importance of mitigation measures like wearing a mask, keeping their distance, and washing their hands frequently” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, November 23, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “At this point there is widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and every individual action we take is vital to controlling and limiting the further spread of this virus,” External link

baltimoresun Monday, November 23, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “I am confident that our residents and businesses are equally alarmed by the rapid growth of cases and are adhering to both the county and state’s restrictions, advisories and guidance during this pivotal time to protect themselves, their families, their employees and their customers from getting ill,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, November 20, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “When COVID-19 becomes this widespread, it makes it very difficult for contact tracing to be effective in identifying and isolation outbreaks,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve been closely monitoring our data in Howard County, and despite being in a better position than some of our neighboring jurisdictions, the nation-wide increases we’re seeing are also happening here in Howard County. This weekend we surpassed a 5% positivity rate have a case rate of more than 20 per 100,000 people in Howard County,” “As we approach Thanksgiving and our winter holidays, it is vital that we act swiftly and thoughtfully to stop this spike in cases, keep our residents safe and healthy” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, November 16, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Ms. Millie has a spirit that defines the greatest generation of America,” External link

al Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Howard County embraces the ideals of inclusion, civility and diversity of thought and identity," External link

patch Sunday, November 8, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We should have a goal of one day. We can’t wait. This virus isn’t waiting,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Nonprofit staff and their organizations are known for being able to stretch every dollar and make it count — even in the best economic times,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, October 16, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “I remain confident that our updated detention center policy strikes the right balance of ensuring safety for county residents and businesses while allowing for fair treatment for those who have been convicted of serious crimes by the criminal justice system,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, October 9, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “The council’s passing of CB-51 would end a 25-year contract that has helped make Howard County and the state of Maryland safer,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, October 9, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “If the goal is to ensure that all ICE detainees are treated humanely and with dignity in the Trump administration era, we should want them housed at the Howard County Detention Center,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, October 9, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “If you’re going to celebrate throughout Halloween and the fall activity, please do so as safely as possible,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on all of us. As a former educator and father to two public school students, I know firsthand that making sure our children receive a quality and rigorous education virtually is very challenging and can often be frustrating,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, September 21, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “In Howard County, one of my priorities remains to ensure that all residents have safe, accessible and reliable infrastructure to live their best lives,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “This revision significantly differs from council bill CB-51, which was introduced on Sept. 8. If enacted, CB-51 would effectively prohibit the county from housing any person who is in federal custody in the detention center under the contract with ICE,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, September 18, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “While it would be our preference to institute this policy immediately as we discussed with CASA, it was not known or expected that CB-51 would be filed this month, especially given the public nature of our discussions,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, September 18, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “This revision significantly differs from council bill CB-51, which was introduced on Sept. 8. If enacted, CB-51 would effectively prohibit the county from housing any person who is in federal custody in the detention center under the contract with ICE,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, September 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “While it would be our preference to institute this policy immediately as we discussed with CASA, it was not known or expected that CB-51 would be filed this month, especially given the public nature of our discussions,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, September 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “For many in the arts community, they already live in a place that isn’t a high level of profit, and so this pandemic could be quite detrimental and devastating,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has seen significant progress in reducing our positivity rate, increasing our testing capacity, and reducing hospitalizations since June,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has seen significant progress in reducing our positivity rate, increasing our testing capacity, and reducing hospitalizations since June,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote ( about Commission ) : “Especially with the approaching school year being virtual, we’re thankful to the Public Service Commission for recognizing there are many Marylanders, including Howard County residents, who are still struggling to pay their utility bills,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “If we are going to invest tens of millions of dollars, we want to make sure that we maximize that investment,” “It was important for me to not only respect the cultural and historical significance of Ellicott City, but to lessen the amount of flood water that would be coming down the street” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, August 28, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “I know the anxiety our neighbors in Ellicott City feel every time it rains because I feel it too,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, August 28, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This global pandemic is testing all facets of our systems and childcare is no exception without a reliable, safe place for parents and guardians to send children each day, it is going to be a serious emotional and physical toll on families,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Promoting green infrastructure and continuing park improvements are priorities of my administration,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Safe, accessible child care is an urgent need as more residents return to work and as our schools remain virtual for the fall,” External link

baltimoresun Monday, August 17, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “It is an unimaginable and unacceptable tragedy which took place in our community overnight. Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Ms. Ahmad and to our entire Howard County Muslim community who are shocked and saddened by the incident which occurred on Eid al-Adha, the Day of Sacrifice,” External link

baltimoresun Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The Howard County police department is working diligently on this case and my office has been in touch with leaders within the Muslim community to offer our support and resources where needed to help those impacted,” External link

baltimoresun Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “There should be a conversation about their role, about what specifically are some of the concerns, [and] can they be ameliorated?” “Sometimes it’s just a matter of having an open dialogue about more understanding, about improved training, about temperament, about perception. I think all those things are worthwhile points of conversation” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This master plan provides a long-term vision for a thriving Ellicott City that showcases the community – its people, commerce, history, culture and natural environment,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “There are 85 storefront retail, 44 farms and 74 restaurants receiving funding in this first round of relief grants,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our Howard County Economic Development Authority is working directly with our department of community resources and services to contact over 400 certified in-home and center-based childcare providers in our county to apply for $1 million in grants,” “Our EDA is working closely with Visit Howard County to direct mail the grant application to the 48 accommodation providers in our county” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “What continues to give me hope is that if we work together, we can defeat the worst of this virus and not only survive but as a community thrive,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We actually had a contest where over 500 people voted,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, July 6, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “I know that our county is better than this, and I want to thank all the residents who immediately reported and removed these signs,” “I am glad that our police department is investigating this unacceptable event as a hate-bias incident. We must take instances like this seriously and understand the impact they have as means of terror and intimidation to our residents of color, particularly for our youth” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “I know that our county is better than this, and I want to thank all the residents who immediately reported and removed these signs,” “I am glad that our police department is investigating this unacceptable event as a hate-bias incident. We must take instances like this seriously and understand the impact they have as means of terror and intimidation to our residents of color, particularly for our youth” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has an incredible restaurant and bar community, and we want these businesses to be able to reopen safely and effectively,” “Outdoor seating is a meaningful first step, and we’re hopeful that if our data trends continue in the right direction we can resume more activities. Our team is working with our Health Department and local businesses to adjust and provide guidance on how to accommodate those without outdoor seating currently. We hope to have some creative solutions in the coming days” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has an incredible restaurant and bar community, and we want these businesses to be able to reopen safely and effectively,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “While we are pleased with the progress we are seeing, we must not become complacent as we enter new phases of reopening,” “As we begin to lift restrictions, we will continue to keep a close eye on our data, and ease or tighten restrictions as needed” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Larry Hogan ) : “On May 13, when Gov. Larry Hogan announced that many decisions regarding reopening would be delegated to local jurisdictions, I made the difficult decision to keep certain restrictions in Howard County. At the time, our data showed we weren’t ready to go as far as the governor’s order,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made progress on the building blocks for reopening, including a lower ICU and ventilator utilization rate, a lower daily average of new cases, and an increase in our contact tracing operation,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Many of the other retail establishments, people will come, they will continue moving around, and then they’ll make their purchase,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We have no doubt Chief Anuszewski will continue to lead Fire and Rescue Services with the steady wisdom and experience of his 30-year career,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, May 22, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "HoCo RISE provides additional data points that are specific to Howard County, our hospital and our infrastructure to combat COVID-19," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "The governor's announcement came as a bit of surprise. We did not expect him to go as far as he did, especially in areas like religious gatherings," "We recognize the significant burden our residents, workers and businesses have faced over the past six weeks. This week, another 3,199 residents filed for unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance, bringing Howard County's total unemployment claims to more than 26,000. We are still working toward many of the building blocks needed for additional reopening, but we feel as though some limited retail and outdoor activities can resume safely at this time" External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are still working towards many of the building blocks needed for additional reopening,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 15, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Like business across Maryland, the businesses in Ellicott City are facing an uncertain future that is exasperated by the debt load they are carrying because of the 2016 and 2018 floods,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 15, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Howard County does not meet many of the criteria that the governor outlined in his four building blocks to reopen," "Our testing capacity has increased; however, we have only tested about 2 percent of our Howard County population, or nearly 6,000 individuals to date. Based on modeling to understand full exposure, we need to test up to 6,500 individuals a week. We do not have the building blocks in place that the governor has outlined necessary for Stage One of reopening" External link

wusa9 Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Our testing capacity has increased; however, we have only tested about 2 percent of our Howard County population, or nearly 6,000 individuals to date," External link

patch Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We do not have the building blocks in place that the governor has outlined in Stage One for reopening,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We have made the difficult decision to cancel our July 4 fireworks celebration hosted annually at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 8, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball told : “This relief funding will provide much-needed support to our local food bank, which has served more than 12,000 individuals since mid-March when this crisis began in full,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, May 8, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This pandemic just not only was a challenge, but it created an opportunity for us to really help people understand to shop local,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Every dollar that people spend shopping locally, about 67 cents goes back into our local community,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This pandemic just not only was a challenge, but it created an opportunity for us to really help people understand to shop local,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Every dollar that people spend shopping locally, about 67 cents goes back into our local community,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are rapidly working on opening other childcare facilities to expand these much needed services for other essential workers. Having access to schools is critical to this effort and why I joined the other County Executives in requesting MSDE to allow access to Maryland public schools,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are going to continue to see more cases and families impacted,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We need to remain vigilant, but calm. That means to continue social distancing. It is critical that our entire community, including people of all ages, even if you think you're healthy, stay home as much as possible," External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We have taken unprecedented steps to slow the community spread by closing schools, libraries and recreation centers, but those closures are in vain if our community doesn't take this seriously. The most important thing you can do to help neighbors and loved ones is to stay home as much as possible. We will only be successful at slowing the spread of this virus if we work together. We must protect our most vulnerable populations. Staying home and limiting contact will ultimately save lives," "This is the time for us to look for each other" External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We have taken unprecedented steps to slow the community spread by closing schools, libraries and recreation centers, but those closures are in vain if our community doesn't take this seriously. The most important thing you can do to help neighbors and loved ones is to stay home as much as possible. We will only be successful at slowing the spread of this virus if we work together. We must protect our most vulnerable populations. Staying home and limiting contact will ultimately save lives," "This is the time for us to look for each other" External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Even though this is our first case, we've been preparing for this day," External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We need to remain vigilant, but calm. That means to continue social distancing. It is critical that our entire community, including people of all ages, even if you think you're healthy, stay home as much as possible," External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We need your help to protect all of our families,” “This will be disruptive to our daily routine, but it is necessary” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We would strongly recommend that they adhere to our large gathering policy which would suggest that they don’t have those services,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We need your help to protect all of our families,” “This will be disruptive to our daily routine, but it is necessary” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, March 13, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “What I heard is that they feel the plan is sound and the interventions we are implementing will actually reduce significant floodwaters along Main Street,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “This country has long been welcoming to ‘your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,’ and should not exclude individuals who are fleeing war, persecution and humanitarian crises,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The President’s attempt to keep states and local communities from resettling refugees does not align with Howard County ideals of diversity and inclusion. Howard County is, and will continue to be, and place where diversity is celebrated and embraced,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "It is now time for us to begin the healing process and start coming together as a county. Moving forward, it is my hope that we continue to share a common goal - to provide all our students the best public education possible and foster the best teaching environment for our educators," External link

patch Friday, November 22, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball reported : "Around 10:15 p.m. the water in the West End overran its banks and we had to close down Main Street from Rogers Avenue to the county line but, luckily, we were able to reopen it shortly after," External link

patch Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball told : "Tree limbs, rocks, things of that nature that clog up the ability for the water to flow more freely," External link

patch Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I think we’re seeing all the health risks when it comes to vaping,” “When it comes to vaping and when we’re looking especially at our younger adults, we’re seeing more prevalence in using vaping and e-cigarettes” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I’m very concerned about the recent challenges when it comes to vaping,” “I think we need to do all we can to protect the health and wellness of our residents. I think this legislation is a great step in the right direction” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “He represented every one of his constituents with dignity, respect, and integrity,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, October 18, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 26, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “It was so powerful it could be heard in communities many miles away,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, August 26, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, August 26, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, August 26, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, August 26, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "As they responded to multiple reports of hissing sounds coming from a large crack in the parking lot of the building, they promptly assessed the situation, worked to ensure the buildings were not occupied and that evacuations were not necessary, and set up a perimeter," External link

ecowatch Monday, August 26, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

fox13memphis Monday, August 26, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "It was so powerful it could be heard in communities many miles away," External link

upi Monday, August 26, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time," External link

upi Monday, August 26, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

wsvn Monday, August 26, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

actionnewsjax Monday, August 26, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

seattlepi Monday, August 26, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, August 26, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

krqe Monday, August 26, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

wsoctv Monday, August 26, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

philly Monday, August 26, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

wftv Monday, August 26, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

dailyjournal Monday, August 26, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 26, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

therepublic Monday, August 26, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

ABCnews Monday, August 26, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

good4utah Monday, August 26, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

samoaobserver Monday, August 26, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

tribtown Monday, August 26, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

ohio Monday, August 26, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

actionnewsjax Monday, August 26, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

statesman Monday, August 26, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

krqe Monday, August 26, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

wsoctv Monday, August 26, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

fox13memphis Monday, August 26, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

seattlepi Monday, August 26, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 26, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

good4utah Monday, August 26, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

timesdaily Monday, August 26, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

wftv Monday, August 26, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

kiro7 Monday, August 26, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:44:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

wwlp Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "As they responded to multiple reports of hissing sounds coming from a large crack in the parking lot of the building, they promptly assessed the situation, worked to ensure the buildings were not occupied and that evacuations were not necessary, and set up a perimeter," External link

nbcnews Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and workers who may find themselves displaced by this event," External link

patch Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Community College ) : "Over 3,000 people commute to work and school at Howard Community College, and they all deserve a safe, inclusive, and convenient way to get there," External link

patch Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Howard County and Merriweather were fully prepared to put on a world-class concert, if the festival promoters could secure the acts," "Unfortunately, the festival promoters were unable to fulfill their obligation, and Woodstock 50 will no longer be taking place at Merriweather Post Pavilion" External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Initially, when this festival was in search of a new home, we saw an opportunity to bring a piece of American history to our storied stage," "Howard County is used to hosting big concerts, from Virgin FreeFest to Sweetlife to Jazzfest and more. We had the experience, the infrastructure and the passion to make this happen" External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "While Woodstock 50 will not be coming to Howard County, we continue to offer tremendous cultural events at Merriweather Post Pavilion and beyond," External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Howard County and Merriweather were fully prepared to put on a world-class concert, if the festival promoters could secure the acts," "I share in the disappointment of everyone" External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Initially, when this festival was in search of a new home, we saw an opportunity to bring a piece of American history to our storied stage," "Howard County is used to hosting big concerts, from Virgin FreeFest to Sweetlife to Jazzfest and more. We had the experience, the infrastructure, and the passion to make this happen" External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "While Woodstock 50 will not be coming to Howard County, we continue to offer tremendous cultural events at Merriweather Post Pavilion and beyond," External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "The audit process is an important opportunity to build even more accountability and transparency for our schools, find ways to support all our children and educators, and make our schools even better and provide a full picture of our expenditures and find the best financial path forward," External link

patch Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “As a dad, I’ve got a middle schooler, a high schooler, and not only is youth suicide the leading cause of death for people aged 15-19, but in middle school, 1 in 5 have seriously contemplated suicide and 1 in 7 high schoolers have made a plan,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This is a place where we’re known for our music festivals,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, July 26, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "With our newest addition, Ellicott City continues to grow its reputation as a unique and charming shopping destination," External link

patch Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Main Street is open for business and welcomes visitors from all over the region and beyond," External link

patch Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “How to prepare, what to look for, great information so that people feel safe and sound here in Ellicott City,” “I know that’s a nice little tool and everyone appreciates the time that went into this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, July 19, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Not only something that Howard County government is doing, but we’re partnering with our state and local partners,” “We’re making sure everyone continues to focus on Ellicott City” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, July 19, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We don’t support people being targeted based on the immigration status, and so when we heard that it was focused on criminal activity, we understood; however, Howard County wasn’t asked to participate and we didn’t participate,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, July 1, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “specific, standard criminal enforcement operation, not a raid or sweep,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “specific, standard criminal enforcement operation, not a raid or sweep,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Though I want to put a stop to any misinformation, I also want to reassure every resident that Howard County opposes the criminalization of undocumented people and our priority continues to be the safety and security of everyone in our community," "I want to be clear, Howard County Police do not and will not assist ICE in the enforcement of civil violations of federal immigration laws. Officers in Howard County do not ask residents about their immigration status, nor do they contact ICE if they learn of a civil violation of federal immigration laws" External link

patch Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "In Howard County, we believe diversity is our strength and we will always value inclusion above division," "To all residents of Howard County, undocumented or documented, I assure you that your County government will keep working to put your public safety first" External link

patch Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Though I want to put a stop to any misinformation, I also want to reassure every resident that Howard County opposes the criminalization of undocumented people," External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I want to be clear, Howard County Police do not and will not assist ICE in the enforcement of civil violations of federal immigration laws," "Officers in Howard County do not ask residents about their immigration status, nor do they contact ICE if they learn of a civil violation of federal immigration laws" External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Today, I stand firm in those beliefs and will continue working to protect the dignity and safety of all our residents," "In Howard County, we believe diversity is our strength and we will always value inclusion above division" External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Our community will not be baited by fear and we must hold tight to our shared value of compassion," External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Though I want to put a stop to any misinformation, I also want to reassure every resident that Howard County opposes the criminalization of undocumented people and our priority continues to be the safety and security of everyone in our community,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about County State ) : "As we break ground on the largest capital project in the history of our county, we are ushering in a new era of safety, innovation and justice in Howard County," External link

patch Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I remain committed to ensuring Howard County is a leader on environmental progress and our dedicated employees work hard every day to keep our watershed clean. I want to thank the Governor and the Maryland Department of the Environment for this grant, as well as the Howard County Department of Public Works for their efforts to guard our fragile ecosystem,” “Our county makes up part of the 18 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and we all depend on it for clean water and food. This grant helps ensure that we can all live healthier lives and better protect a treasured natural resource” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, June 21, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I remain committed to ensuring Howard County is a leader on environmental progress and our dedicated employees work hard every day to keep our watershed clean. I want to thank the Governor and the Maryland Department of the Environment for this grant, as well as the Howard County Department of Public Works for their efforts to guard our fragile ecosystem,” “Our county makes up part of the 18 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and we all depend on it for clean water and food. This grant helps ensure that we can all live healthier lives and better protect a treasured natural resource” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, June 21, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I believe that every educator, student, parent, and resident in Howard County deserves to know exactly how and where our money is being spent,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 21, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “budget smarter in the next year, five years, and 10 years down the road,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 21, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This state-level audit will help us all get the full picture of our school system spending,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 21, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I wanted something that was innovative,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 14, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “My congratulations to Saketh Sundar on this remarkable achievement, he has made our entire community so proud,” “This year’s spelling bee was an incredible marathon that the world will never forget. Congratulations to all Howard County spellers and thank you Mr. Sundar for representing our county so well on the national stage” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I am confident they will use their combined 52 years of service to carry our county forward with a strong vision for the future,” External link

baltimoresun Monday, June 10, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Looking ahead, we will continue to unite our community in the fight against opioids and addiction,” “Together, we can end the stigma around seeking help, increase access to treatment, and prevent substance use disorders. In the face of crisis, Howard County stands strong and united” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, June 7, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about John Bird ) : “John fought for the things that would open up their world, like a diversity of parks and active and passive forms of recreation,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Every person who cares about parks in the state knows that Howard County parks are a model for the nation,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our students are doing amazing things in science, technology, engineering, and math,” External link

baltimoresun Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about John Bird ) : “John fought for the things that would open up their world, like a diversity of parks and active and passive forms of recreation,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 31, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Every person who cares about parks in the state knows that Howard County parks are a model for the nation,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 31, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want to thank the Howard County Council for helping us create a strong blueprint for the future of our community. I appreciate their collaboration on education funding to ensure we achieve our collective vision for Howard County,” “Our operating and capital budgets will responsibly manage tax payer dollars to support our community needs” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Today’s storms and response is a strong reminder that every dollar counts when we are responsible for the public safety of our residents and I encourage the Howard County Council to stand with me in protecting the services and resources of the county government,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “would weaken our support for public safety, public works and hinder our ability to respond to ever-growing cybersecurity threats,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our students are doing amazing things in science, technology, engineering, and math,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “would weaken our support for public safety, public works and hinder our ability to respond to ever-growing cybersecurity threats,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Today’s storms and response is a strong reminder that every dollar counts when we are responsible for the public safety of our residents and I encourage the Howard County Council to stand with me in protecting the services and resources of the county government,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 24, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "The time for band-aid fixes is over," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "If we could address these issues cheaply and easily, over the last 250 years it would have been done," "Our plan costs less than rebuilding repeated times after storms," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "It is the plan to make Ellicott City safe and sound," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "That's an ambitious, best-case scenario," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We're still working through the acquisition process," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "As we're seeing with the changing climate, the more intense and frequent storms, we're seeing flooding issues all around the world," "The world is watching how we address this issue and how we come together as a town to write the next chapter in that great story that's Ellicott City and that great story that's Howard County. I am confident that this is the plan, this is the town and this is our moment" External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The time for Band-Aid fixes is over, this is an innovative long-term solution that can only happen if we come together and get to work with everyone’s support,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 13, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “This proposed capital budget provides funds to renovate aging school buildings, build new schools to fight overcrowding, support crucial renovations, add classrooms and improve technology,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County’s AAA bond rating reflects the strength of our economy and our fiscal oversight,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Though we are facing a tough fiscal climate, this budget invests in Howard County, maintaining our national reputation as one of the best places to live, work and play,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “With historically high funding to education, strengthened public safety funding, support for preserving our environment, and investments in public health and wellness, my proposal will protect our exceptional quality of life,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “provides historically high funding to the school system, community college and library system,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, April 19, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We need bold innovative solutions that won’t be a band-aid for this town until the next season,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “As we see increasing frequency and intensity of severe weather, we cannot go halfway in addressing the continued threat of flooding in Ellicott City to only possibly be back here in a few years,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The threat is real, the threat is grave and we will finally take strong action,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Immediate steps will be taken to remove the blight," External link

patch Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Ellicott City remains one of Howard County's most important cultural and economic resources and its safety and security are critical to our county's future," External link

patch Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "This new program has already been triggered twice in the past two months alone, resulting in the clearing of several tons of debris from our waterways," External link

patch Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Since taking office, developing a plan for Ellicott City that prioritizes public safety, ensures economic vitality, and retains as much of the town’s historic charm as possible has been a top priority of my administration that we are addressing with the greatest sense of urgency,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Despite the fiscal challenges we face, the proposed budget provides necessary support to the strategic priorities of the community,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our goal is to make Howard County the healthiest community in the country,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, March 29, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “For a county with one of the highest median incomes in the nation, it is patently unfair that we are collecting this burdensome tax from some of our most vulnerable residents, including many seniors who live on fixed incomes,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Often times the most difficult and uncomfortable conversations are the most important,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “When I think about coming to Howard County, coming to Columbia, and wanting to raise our family here, I think about a place that not only exists where everyone can have opportunity … but I think about a place where each and every one of us can add our voices to the harmony, to the beautiful tapestry of a cloak that will not be seen around the state but around the world,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “It is clear that uncertain economic times are ahead, and we must continue to be strong stewards of our residents’ tax dollars,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We must realize that the policies that protect our environment will also impact places like Ellicott City, Savage, Elkridge and every other corner of Howard County that could be tragically damaged with life loss from natural disasters,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “There is a balance between continuing to invest in new development and preserving the quality of our communities, integrity of our infrastructure, and natural beauty of our county,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “However, the budget the Board of Education passed today will still be a big challenge for the Howard County government to fund without significantly raising taxes or cutting other critical services,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Wants are important, but needs are critical,” “The superintendent and elected county officials have agreed in the past on the importance of evaluating and prioritizing the needs identified in the school system’s budget, similar to other county agencies, within the funding realities the county faces” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Too many of our residents are suffering from opioid addiction and frankly not only is it the residents but those of us who love them suffer too,” “So this million dollars is going to help so much with crisis stabilization and really start making an impact” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “each of these leaders put their best into drafting a report that provides some thoughtful considerations for making a great county even better” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Just because these people are going back to work doesn’t mean their suffering has stopped,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “To expand the airport when frankly the FAA hasn’t even been responsive to our current concerns is unacceptable,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, January 25, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The County has attempted on several fronts to resolve complaints about the unacceptable noise from BWI flights and I am disappointed we have not gotten any meaningful cooperation,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The Fourth Circuit has suspended all proceedings in our original petition because of the federal shutdown, and we expect the court will do the same with this filing,” “It is long past time for our federal regulators to come to the table in good faith with a plan that addresses the harm being done to our residents” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “They have health challenges they can’t take care of. Some of them are seeing, on the horizon, credit challenges,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Those who have worked for the federal government and done the right thing, and now they have to stand in line for food stamps,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Lisa Myers ) : “I am so pleased today to announce our next permanent chief, Lisa Myers,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "As this latest federal government shutdown heads into its third week, I have decided to suspend water service disconnections in Howard County until this shutdown is over," External link

patch Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are very proud of the role our county plays in protecting our nation’s safety,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We must make sure that we are not using a sledgehammer when only a scalpel is necessary,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 28, 2018 5:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We must make sure that we are not using a sledgehammer when only a scalpel is necessary,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 28, 2018 1:53:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “My administration intends to honor the offers that have already been sent out and negotiate in good faith with those property owners to acquire the buildings and structures,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, December 28, 2018 1:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We must make sure that we are not using a sledgehammer when only a scalpel is necessary,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I think there are some who might expect government to do everything,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “He was a pillar of great character in our community,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:25:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says ( about George Howard ) : “We believe that in Howard County we shouldn’t just tolerate diversity, we should celebrate and embrace it,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “No undocumented immigrant should be targeted based upon their immigration status,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “My hope is that we can all come together for something that is best for our community,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “If there are federal laws dealing with immigration, we’ll let the feds take care of that. As for Howard county, we’re going to focus on Howard county laws,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “That’s not for us to go in, and start trying to deport people, that’s for if ICE wants to engage in that and that’s a federal purview, then let federal agents go and execute federal law,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “We really don’t know what to expect but we do know that leaders have to lead,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Howard Hughes ) : "There have been other concessions we have been working on with Howard Hughes," "This'll give us some time to publicize that" External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, November 8, 2016 7:29:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
councilman12.50%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
chairman32.50%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
county council chairman27.50%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
howard county council chairman7.50%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
chairperson5.00%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
howard county council chairperson2.50%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
county council chairperson2.50%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
county council president5.00%EN09/24/201624/09/2016
president5.00%EN09/24/201624/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Calvin BallEN100.00%


 
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Calvin Ball said : “During the course of the past year, our small local businesses have pushed forward through extraordinary circumstances and unforeseen obstacles, the very least we can do is continue to provide additional support and funding to ensure they can thrive as we emerge from this pandemic,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We know how much relief is needed and, for our hospitality industry especially, this past year was devastating with fewer events and less travel,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our hope is many of these young people will encourage their peers, family, and friends to see the benefits of being vaccinated as well,” “This effort is truly the definition of teamwork – with staff and vaccinators from our health department, our school system and Safeway” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, April 30, 2021 6:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “are a diverse group of people who care about Ellicott City who are business owners, residents, stakeholders and they’re going to be working on the next generation of what we’re going to be doing down here,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’re going to see some amazing transformations here, right here in Ellicott City,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:36:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We have one of the most efficient jurisdictions in the state at getting out vaccinations,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, April 27, 2021 12:40:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “are a diverse group of people who care about Ellicott City who are business owners, residents, stakeholders and they’re going to be working on the next generation of what we’re going to be doing down here,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 26, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’re going to see some amazing transformations here, right here in Ellicott City,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 26, 2021 5:43:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “are a diverse group of people who care about Ellicott City who are business owners, residents, stakeholders and they’re going to be working on the next generation of what we’re going to be doing down here,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 26, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’re going to see some amazing transformations here, right here in Ellicott City,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, April 26, 2021 3:10:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I think this is a reasonable compromise as we continue to evaluate,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 22, 2021 5:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I wholeheartedly believe that our community can find the right balance [in the SRO program] to preserve safety, promote equity and maintain our county’s inclusive values and academic success,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “It is worrisome that we have another generation who, for many of them, their only interaction with the police may be what they’re seeing on the news when they see these atrocities,” “There is an opportunity to foster better relationships and a better understanding between the police, the community and our youth so that hopefully we can grow the next generation to not feel as anxious and afraid as current and past generations when it comes to police interactions” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, April 22, 2021 12:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This day has become not only a time to commemorate liberation from the institution of slavery but also a time to highlight resilience, solidarity and our shared culture,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, April 9, 2021 1:48:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Nationwide we know that many communities are hurting and have faced injustice at the hands of those entrusted to protect and serve,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Even in the face of economic uncertainty due to the continuing [coronavirus] pandemic and in the absence of any state funding at this moment, prioritizing public safety and reinforcing public trust remains a priority,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 24, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, March 22, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, March 22, 2021 1:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Charged With ) : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 20, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:58:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Each of these individuals are more than a number. They were loved and they will be missed,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve seen our key metrics COVID-19 fluctuate over the past week, and the virus is still very much present in our community,” “Although more restrictions were lifted, I implore our residents to StayCOVIDSafe by wearing a mask around people not in their household, avoiding gatherings of large groups, keeping their distance, and washing their hands. We cannot let our guard down yet. With more of our community being vaccinated each week, there is hope that we can end this pandemic” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, March 17, 2021 1:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about County Public ) : “Howard County has worked closely with the HCPSS to ensure that our educators and school staff are prioritized as they head back to the classrooms,” “This vaccination effort is a monumental undertaking, and we’re proud of how quickly we have been able to get shots in arms. As many in our community look forward to their chance to be vaccinated, this is great progress to moving towards additional groups and phases” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, March 16, 2021 11:44:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We were one of the first Maryland jurisdictions to bring vaccines to people’s homes and this effort has made an incredible impact for those who are unable to leave their homes, and many who have developmental disabilities,” “And for many of our residents who have mobility issues, we’ve been able to vaccinate them in their cars for a smoother experience” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “After nearly a year with COVID-19 in our community, we have seen how starkly this virus has exacerbated the cracks and ruptures already present in Howard County,” “Now with expanded eligibility and increasing supply, we must do the hard work of ensuring that communities of color, our more vulnerable residents, neighbors with limited English proficiency, residents of all abilities, and people who have limited access to online registration can get their vaccine” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, March 11, 2021 4:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’re incredibly grateful to the multiple jurisdictions and departments who worked together to arrest the suspect and potentially stop any future tragedies,” “Not only were these homes, and residents’ lives put in danger but the lives of our first responders, firefighters, and police officers around the state were endangered” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, March 4, 2021 8:14:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, February 28, 2021 12:09:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:48:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, February 27, 2021 8:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 10:47:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 9:04:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 7:07:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 4:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, February 26, 2021 3:20:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:33:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, February 25, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, February 25, 2021 5:50:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, February 25, 2021 3:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, February 24, 2021 11:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our health department has continuously received an underwhelming supply while statewide sites and private providers are often seeing increases,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, February 23, 2021 10:03:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, February 23, 2021 9:49:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:58:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made great progress, and the Health Department continues to be one of the most efficient jurisdictions when it comes to getting shots in arms,” “However, we still have many challenges, including a vaccine supply that has decreased over the past three weeks. We know that many in our community are eagerly looking forward to getting vaccinated” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, February 23, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Once complete, our plan is expected to bring water levels on Main Street down to an average of 3 feet in a 2016-size storm,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “When I came into office, I wanted to build upon the progress that had already been made but also see if there was a better way to protect our historic town,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, February 18, 2021 3:17:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has seen a consistent decline in our key metrics over the past two weeks, and we’re very grateful to our residents and businesses who have taken precautions throughout this winter surge to slow the spread the virus,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 17, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “These grants will hopefully be a lifeline for so many because small businesses are not just brick and mortar, they provide jobs, value and support for our community,” External link

baltimoresun Saturday, February 6, 2021 1:20:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The current landscape of our country demands that we address and confront the ugly truths of our past and present and that includes ensuring the namesakes of our facilities and spaces reflect today’s values,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, February 5, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We recognize that we choose to name our public facilities and what we choose to name those facilities and spaces reflects on who we are today,” “For too many years we haven’t asked the hard questions about these namesakes, but the time is now to face our history, learn from it and move forward with an honest understanding of who we’ve chosen to honor by naming our public spaces after them” External link

baltimoresun Friday, February 5, 2021 12:52:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want our students, our educators [and] our staff members to be safely back in our schools buildings as soon as possible,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:12:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want the message to be clear when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately,” “We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together to get to the other side of this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, January 25, 2021 7:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want the message to be clear when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately,” “We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together to get to the other side of this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:13:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want the message to be clear when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately,” “We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together to get to the other side of this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want the message to be clear when Howard County receives more vaccine, we get shots in arms immediately,” “We’re working around the clock to rapidly scale up vaccination clinics and vaccinate up to 20,000 people per week. As we’ve known since the start of this pandemic, it’s going to take all of us working together to get to the other side of this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, January 19, 2021 9:03:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Nearly 60% of our residents commute in and out of Howard County every day,” “We need both a well run and adequately funded system if we want to improve the quality of life and opportunities for all residents and businesses” External link

baltimoresun Monday, January 11, 2021 9:01:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “literally and figuratively shook the residents of Columbia and throughout Howard County,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, January 8, 2021 4:57:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I know folks want to know exactly when they can expect to receive the vaccine, but right now while they’re still ramping up production at the federal level, there is not a clear answer and we do not want to convey a false sense of hope,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, January 7, 2021 10:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We have worked for many years to get to this point and create a first-class art and culture center for Howard County that will spur people’s love of art and theater and will be accessible to all residents,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, January 5, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We listened to and heard the concerns from the Savage community and will preserve this valuable green space that connects to Savage Park while contributing to the quality of life of all our residents,” “Moving forward we will continue to work with our partners to protect our green and open spaces” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, December 31, 2020 5:29:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This was a very challenging time for our residents, our holidays are not what we’re used to, what we expect or what we want. We are all fatigued from the last 10 months of this pandemic. And most importantly, so many of our fellow neighbors are still struggling,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Over the past ten months, we have used every tool in our toolbox to ensure the health and safety of our community,” “While we are encouraged that Congress is acting to extend the CARES Act spending deadline, the recent Congressional relief package unfortunately provides no additional funding for State and local governments as we prepare for a winter surge” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball added : “At this moment, it is necessary for Howard County to once again step up and ensure the well-being of our residents and businesses,” “We all know there are brighter days on the horizon, but this pandemic is far from over. What is most clear, is many people cannot wait for relief and action is needed now” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “What is most clear is that many people cannot wait for relief that is needed now,” “This pandemic is far from over” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, December 23, 2020 2:35:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This was a very challenging time for our residents, our holidays are not what we’re used to, what we expect or what we want. We are all fatigued from the last 10 months of this pandemic. And most importantly, so many of our fellow neighbors are still struggling,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Over the past ten months, we have used every tool in our toolbox to ensure the health and safety of our community,” “While we are encouraged that Congress is acting to extend the CARES Act spending deadline, the recent Congressional relief package unfortunately provides no additional funding for State and local governments as we prepare for a winter surge” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball added : “At this moment, it is necessary for Howard County to once again step up and ensure the well-being of our residents and businesses,” “We all know there are brighter days on the horizon, but this pandemic is far from over. What is most clear, is many people cannot wait for relief and action is needed now” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, December 22, 2020 10:27:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “What has been made more clear to me is that COVID-19 and the ongoing pandemic, while it has created a great deal of challenges, it has more so revealed fissures in our community and it has exacerbated already existing difficulties,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, December 16, 2020 2:34:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This virus has devastated many households, who have lost income and are trying to make ends meet to keep the heat on, feed their families and pay their rent,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are laser-focused on expending all of our CARES [Act] funding by our [Dec. 30] deadline at the end of this month and ensuring that our most vulnerable residents do not fall through the cracks this winter as we continue to combat COVID-19 in our community,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, December 15, 2020 2:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Ms. Millie has a spirit that defines the greatest generation of America,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, December 8, 2020 1:45:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “can expand upon how covid-19 spreads in our community and puts us in a better position to make informed decisions moving forward” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, December 4, 2020 1:46:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Many of the events included in these additional limitations need time to communicate these changes to their customers and clientele,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “At this point, there is widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and every individual action we take is vital to controlling and limiting the further spread of this virus,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, November 24, 2020 3:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Last night, Howard County reached an average rate of 26.7 cases per 100,000 residents, an increase from 19.1 cases per 100k just last week,” “At this point there is widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and every individual action we take is vital to controlling and limiting the further spread of this virus. The alarms are sounding, and if you haven’t already, rethink any plans to host or attend a large gathering with family and friends. Especially with the upcoming holidays, it is critical for all our residents to understand the importance of mitigation measures like wearing a mask, keeping their distance, and washing their hands frequently” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, November 23, 2020 11:01:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “At this point there is widespread community transmission of COVID-19, and every individual action we take is vital to controlling and limiting the further spread of this virus,” External link

baltimoresun Monday, November 23, 2020 9:21:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “I am confident that our residents and businesses are equally alarmed by the rapid growth of cases and are adhering to both the county and state’s restrictions, advisories and guidance during this pivotal time to protect themselves, their families, their employees and their customers from getting ill,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, November 20, 2020 6:40:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “When COVID-19 becomes this widespread, it makes it very difficult for contact tracing to be effective in identifying and isolation outbreaks,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, November 17, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve been closely monitoring our data in Howard County, and despite being in a better position than some of our neighboring jurisdictions, the nation-wide increases we’re seeing are also happening here in Howard County. This weekend we surpassed a 5% positivity rate have a case rate of more than 20 per 100,000 people in Howard County,” “As we approach Thanksgiving and our winter holidays, it is vital that we act swiftly and thoughtfully to stop this spike in cases, keep our residents safe and healthy” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, November 16, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Ms. Millie has a spirit that defines the greatest generation of America,” External link

al Wednesday, November 11, 2020 3:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Howard County embraces the ideals of inclusion, civility and diversity of thought and identity," External link

patch Sunday, November 8, 2020 1:15:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We should have a goal of one day. We can’t wait. This virus isn’t waiting,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, November 7, 2020 3:56:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Nonprofit staff and their organizations are known for being able to stretch every dollar and make it count — even in the best economic times,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, October 16, 2020 10:54:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “I remain confident that our updated detention center policy strikes the right balance of ensuring safety for county residents and businesses while allowing for fair treatment for those who have been convicted of serious crimes by the criminal justice system,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, October 9, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “The council’s passing of CB-51 would end a 25-year contract that has helped make Howard County and the state of Maryland safer,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, October 9, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “If the goal is to ensure that all ICE detainees are treated humanely and with dignity in the Trump administration era, we should want them housed at the Howard County Detention Center,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, October 9, 2020 12:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “If you’re going to celebrate throughout Halloween and the fall activity, please do so as safely as possible,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, September 26, 2020 1:12:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on all of us. As a former educator and father to two public school students, I know firsthand that making sure our children receive a quality and rigorous education virtually is very challenging and can often be frustrating,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, September 21, 2020 11:55:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “In Howard County, one of my priorities remains to ensure that all residents have safe, accessible and reliable infrastructure to live their best lives,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Sunday, September 20, 2020 3:53:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “This revision significantly differs from council bill CB-51, which was introduced on Sept. 8. If enacted, CB-51 would effectively prohibit the county from housing any person who is in federal custody in the detention center under the contract with ICE,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, September 18, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “While it would be our preference to institute this policy immediately as we discussed with CASA, it was not known or expected that CB-51 would be filed this month, especially given the public nature of our discussions,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, September 18, 2020 11:22:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “This revision significantly differs from council bill CB-51, which was introduced on Sept. 8. If enacted, CB-51 would effectively prohibit the county from housing any person who is in federal custody in the detention center under the contract with ICE,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, September 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “While it would be our preference to institute this policy immediately as we discussed with CASA, it was not known or expected that CB-51 would be filed this month, especially given the public nature of our discussions,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, September 18, 2020 9:16:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “For many in the arts community, they already live in a place that isn’t a high level of profit, and so this pandemic could be quite detrimental and devastating,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, September 10, 2020 2:48:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has seen significant progress in reducing our positivity rate, increasing our testing capacity, and reducing hospitalizations since June,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, September 2, 2020 5:49:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has seen significant progress in reducing our positivity rate, increasing our testing capacity, and reducing hospitalizations since June,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, September 2, 2020 4:12:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote ( about Commission ) : “Especially with the approaching school year being virtual, we’re thankful to the Public Service Commission for recognizing there are many Marylanders, including Howard County residents, who are still struggling to pay their utility bills,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, September 1, 2020 12:14:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “If we are going to invest tens of millions of dollars, we want to make sure that we maximize that investment,” “It was important for me to not only respect the cultural and historical significance of Ellicott City, but to lessen the amount of flood water that would be coming down the street” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, August 28, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “I know the anxiety our neighbors in Ellicott City feel every time it rains because I feel it too,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, August 28, 2020 2:01:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This global pandemic is testing all facets of our systems and childcare is no exception without a reliable, safe place for parents and guardians to send children each day, it is going to be a serious emotional and physical toll on families,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, August 26, 2020 10:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Promoting green infrastructure and continuing park improvements are priorities of my administration,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, August 26, 2020 1:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Safe, accessible child care is an urgent need as more residents return to work and as our schools remain virtual for the fall,” External link

baltimoresun Monday, August 17, 2020 10:01:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “It is an unimaginable and unacceptable tragedy which took place in our community overnight. Our condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of Ms. Ahmad and to our entire Howard County Muslim community who are shocked and saddened by the incident which occurred on Eid al-Adha, the Day of Sacrifice,” External link

baltimoresun Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The Howard County police department is working diligently on this case and my office has been in touch with leaders within the Muslim community to offer our support and resources where needed to help those impacted,” External link

baltimoresun Sunday, August 2, 2020 1:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “There should be a conversation about their role, about what specifically are some of the concerns, [and] can they be ameliorated?” “Sometimes it’s just a matter of having an open dialogue about more understanding, about improved training, about temperament, about perception. I think all those things are worthwhile points of conversation” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, July 23, 2020 1:20:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This master plan provides a long-term vision for a thriving Ellicott City that showcases the community – its people, commerce, history, culture and natural environment,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, July 22, 2020 9:15:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “There are 85 storefront retail, 44 farms and 74 restaurants receiving funding in this first round of relief grants,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our Howard County Economic Development Authority is working directly with our department of community resources and services to contact over 400 certified in-home and center-based childcare providers in our county to apply for $1 million in grants,” “Our EDA is working closely with Visit Howard County to direct mail the grant application to the 48 accommodation providers in our county” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “What continues to give me hope is that if we work together, we can defeat the worst of this virus and not only survive but as a community thrive,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, July 21, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We actually had a contest where over 500 people voted,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, July 6, 2020 5:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “I know that our county is better than this, and I want to thank all the residents who immediately reported and removed these signs,” “I am glad that our police department is investigating this unacceptable event as a hate-bias incident. We must take instances like this seriously and understand the impact they have as means of terror and intimidation to our residents of color, particularly for our youth” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, June 24, 2020 1:33:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “I know that our county is better than this, and I want to thank all the residents who immediately reported and removed these signs,” “I am glad that our police department is investigating this unacceptable event as a hate-bias incident. We must take instances like this seriously and understand the impact they have as means of terror and intimidation to our residents of color, particularly for our youth” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, June 23, 2020 10:28:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has an incredible restaurant and bar community, and we want these businesses to be able to reopen safely and effectively,” “Outdoor seating is a meaningful first step, and we’re hopeful that if our data trends continue in the right direction we can resume more activities. Our team is working with our Health Department and local businesses to adjust and provide guidance on how to accommodate those without outdoor seating currently. We hope to have some creative solutions in the coming days” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:25:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County has an incredible restaurant and bar community, and we want these businesses to be able to reopen safely and effectively,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:00:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “While we are pleased with the progress we are seeing, we must not become complacent as we enter new phases of reopening,” “As we begin to lift restrictions, we will continue to keep a close eye on our data, and ease or tighten restrictions as needed” External link

WashingtonPost Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:59:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Larry Hogan ) : “On May 13, when Gov. Larry Hogan announced that many decisions regarding reopening would be delegated to local jurisdictions, I made the difficult decision to keep certain restrictions in Howard County. At the time, our data showed we weren’t ready to go as far as the governor’s order,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We’ve made progress on the building blocks for reopening, including a lower ICU and ventilator utilization rate, a lower daily average of new cases, and an increase in our contact tracing operation,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Many of the other retail establishments, people will come, they will continue moving around, and then they’ll make their purchase,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We have no doubt Chief Anuszewski will continue to lead Fire and Rescue Services with the steady wisdom and experience of his 30-year career,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, May 22, 2020 6:30:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "HoCo RISE provides additional data points that are specific to Howard County, our hospital and our infrastructure to combat COVID-19," External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "The governor's announcement came as a bit of surprise. We did not expect him to go as far as he did, especially in areas like religious gatherings," "We recognize the significant burden our residents, workers and businesses have faced over the past six weeks. This week, another 3,199 residents filed for unemployment insurance and pandemic unemployment assistance, bringing Howard County's total unemployment claims to more than 26,000. We are still working toward many of the building blocks needed for additional reopening, but we feel as though some limited retail and outdoor activities can resume safely at this time" External link

patch Friday, May 15, 2020 1:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are still working towards many of the building blocks needed for additional reopening,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 15, 2020 1:59:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Like business across Maryland, the businesses in Ellicott City are facing an uncertain future that is exasperated by the debt load they are carrying because of the 2016 and 2018 floods,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 15, 2020 12:22:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Howard County does not meet many of the criteria that the governor outlined in his four building blocks to reopen," "Our testing capacity has increased; however, we have only tested about 2 percent of our Howard County population, or nearly 6,000 individuals to date. Based on modeling to understand full exposure, we need to test up to 6,500 individuals a week. We do not have the building blocks in place that the governor has outlined necessary for Stage One of reopening" External link

wusa9 Thursday, May 14, 2020 11:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Our testing capacity has increased; however, we have only tested about 2 percent of our Howard County population, or nearly 6,000 individuals to date," External link

patch Thursday, May 14, 2020 1:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We do not have the building blocks in place that the governor has outlined in Stage One for reopening,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, May 14, 2020 3:59:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We have made the difficult decision to cancel our July 4 fireworks celebration hosted annually at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 8, 2020 8:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball told : “This relief funding will provide much-needed support to our local food bank, which has served more than 12,000 individuals since mid-March when this crisis began in full,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, May 8, 2020 7:35:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This pandemic just not only was a challenge, but it created an opportunity for us to really help people understand to shop local,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Every dollar that people spend shopping locally, about 67 cents goes back into our local community,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 16, 2020 4:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This pandemic just not only was a challenge, but it created an opportunity for us to really help people understand to shop local,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Every dollar that people spend shopping locally, about 67 cents goes back into our local community,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 16, 2020 12:18:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are rapidly working on opening other childcare facilities to expand these much needed services for other essential workers. Having access to schools is critical to this effort and why I joined the other County Executives in requesting MSDE to allow access to Maryland public schools,” External link

WashingtonPost Saturday, March 21, 2020 3:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are going to continue to see more cases and families impacted,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, March 19, 2020 10:50:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We need to remain vigilant, but calm. That means to continue social distancing. It is critical that our entire community, including people of all ages, even if you think you're healthy, stay home as much as possible," External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We have taken unprecedented steps to slow the community spread by closing schools, libraries and recreation centers, but those closures are in vain if our community doesn't take this seriously. The most important thing you can do to help neighbors and loved ones is to stay home as much as possible. We will only be successful at slowing the spread of this virus if we work together. We must protect our most vulnerable populations. Staying home and limiting contact will ultimately save lives," "This is the time for us to look for each other" External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 2:26:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We have taken unprecedented steps to slow the community spread by closing schools, libraries and recreation centers, but those closures are in vain if our community doesn't take this seriously. The most important thing you can do to help neighbors and loved ones is to stay home as much as possible. We will only be successful at slowing the spread of this virus if we work together. We must protect our most vulnerable populations. Staying home and limiting contact will ultimately save lives," "This is the time for us to look for each other" External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Even though this is our first case, we've been preparing for this day," External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We need to remain vigilant, but calm. That means to continue social distancing. It is critical that our entire community, including people of all ages, even if you think you're healthy, stay home as much as possible," External link

patch Monday, March 16, 2020 12:13:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We need your help to protect all of our families,” “This will be disruptive to our daily routine, but it is necessary” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We would strongly recommend that they adhere to our large gathering policy which would suggest that they don’t have those services,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, March 14, 2020 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We need your help to protect all of our families,” “This will be disruptive to our daily routine, but it is necessary” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, March 13, 2020 9:54:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “What I heard is that they feel the plan is sound and the interventions we are implementing will actually reduce significant floodwaters along Main Street,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, March 10, 2020 7:10:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “This country has long been welcoming to ‘your tired, your poor, your huddled masses,’ and should not exclude individuals who are fleeing war, persecution and humanitarian crises,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The President’s attempt to keep states and local communities from resettling refugees does not align with Howard County ideals of diversity and inclusion. Howard County is, and will continue to be, and place where diversity is celebrated and embraced,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, January 11, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "It is now time for us to begin the healing process and start coming together as a county. Moving forward, it is my hope that we continue to share a common goal - to provide all our students the best public education possible and foster the best teaching environment for our educators," External link

patch Friday, November 22, 2019 9:09:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball reported : "Around 10:15 p.m. the water in the West End overran its banks and we had to close down Main Street from Rogers Avenue to the county line but, luckily, we were able to reopen it shortly after," External link

patch Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball told : "Tree limbs, rocks, things of that nature that clog up the ability for the water to flow more freely," External link

patch Tuesday, November 12, 2019 3:28:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I think we’re seeing all the health risks when it comes to vaping,” “When it comes to vaping and when we’re looking especially at our younger adults, we’re seeing more prevalence in using vaping and e-cigarettes” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I’m very concerned about the recent challenges when it comes to vaping,” “I think we need to do all we can to protect the health and wellness of our residents. I think this legislation is a great step in the right direction” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, October 31, 2019 1:53:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “He represented every one of his constituents with dignity, respect, and integrity,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, October 18, 2019 6:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, August 27, 2019 6:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 26, 2019 9:52:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “It was so powerful it could be heard in communities many miles away,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, August 26, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, August 26, 2019 8:49:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, August 26, 2019 7:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, August 26, 2019 7:10:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "As they responded to multiple reports of hissing sounds coming from a large crack in the parking lot of the building, they promptly assessed the situation, worked to ensure the buildings were not occupied and that evacuations were not necessary, and set up a perimeter," External link

ecowatch Monday, August 26, 2019 6:29:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

fox13memphis Monday, August 26, 2019 1:56:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "It was so powerful it could be heard in communities many miles away," External link

upi Monday, August 26, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time," External link

upi Monday, August 26, 2019 7:02:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

wsvn Monday, August 26, 2019 4:50:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

actionnewsjax Monday, August 26, 2019 3:24:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

seattlepi Monday, August 26, 2019 1:56:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

beaumontenterprise Monday, August 26, 2019 1:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

krqe Monday, August 26, 2019 1:48:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

wsoctv Monday, August 26, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

philly Monday, August 26, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

wftv Monday, August 26, 2019 1:43:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

dailyjournal Monday, August 26, 2019 1:41:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 26, 2019 1:39:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

therepublic Monday, August 26, 2019 1:31:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

ABCnews Monday, August 26, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

good4utah Monday, August 26, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

samoaobserver Monday, August 26, 2019 1:30:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

tribtown Monday, August 26, 2019 1:25:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

ohio Monday, August 26, 2019 1:11:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

actionnewsjax Monday, August 26, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

statesman Monday, August 26, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

krqe Monday, August 26, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

wsoctv Monday, August 26, 2019 1:01:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

fox13memphis Monday, August 26, 2019 12:57:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

seattlepi Monday, August 26, 2019 12:51:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

news-yahoo Monday, August 26, 2019 12:50:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event,” “We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it” External link

good4utah Monday, August 26, 2019 12:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

timesdaily Monday, August 26, 2019 12:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

wftv Monday, August 26, 2019 12:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and works who may find themselves displaced by this event," "We will do everything possible to minimize the impact of this explosion (on) those who are affected by it" External link

kiro7 Monday, August 26, 2019 12:41:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

WashingtonPost Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

TorontoStar Sunday, August 25, 2019 11:44:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

wwlp Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Fortunately, because of their actions and because this happened on a Sunday morning when no one was inside the building, there are no reported injuries at this time,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Sunday, August 25, 2019 8:38:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "As they responded to multiple reports of hissing sounds coming from a large crack in the parking lot of the building, they promptly assessed the situation, worked to ensure the buildings were not occupied and that evacuations were not necessary, and set up a perimeter," External link

nbcnews Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I have mobilized our team from the Howard County Economic Development Authority to assist those businesses and workers who may find themselves displaced by this event," External link

patch Sunday, August 25, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Community College ) : "Over 3,000 people commute to work and school at Howard Community College, and they all deserve a safe, inclusive, and convenient way to get there," External link

patch Thursday, August 22, 2019 12:20:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Howard County and Merriweather were fully prepared to put on a world-class concert, if the festival promoters could secure the acts," "Unfortunately, the festival promoters were unable to fulfill their obligation, and Woodstock 50 will no longer be taking place at Merriweather Post Pavilion" External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Initially, when this festival was in search of a new home, we saw an opportunity to bring a piece of American history to our storied stage," "Howard County is used to hosting big concerts, from Virgin FreeFest to Sweetlife to Jazzfest and more. We had the experience, the infrastructure and the passion to make this happen" External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "While Woodstock 50 will not be coming to Howard County, we continue to offer tremendous cultural events at Merriweather Post Pavilion and beyond," External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 11:49:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Howard County and Merriweather were fully prepared to put on a world-class concert, if the festival promoters could secure the acts," "I share in the disappointment of everyone" External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Initially, when this festival was in search of a new home, we saw an opportunity to bring a piece of American history to our storied stage," "Howard County is used to hosting big concerts, from Virgin FreeFest to Sweetlife to Jazzfest and more. We had the experience, the infrastructure, and the passion to make this happen" External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "While Woodstock 50 will not be coming to Howard County, we continue to offer tremendous cultural events at Merriweather Post Pavilion and beyond," External link

patch Thursday, August 1, 2019 3:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "The audit process is an important opportunity to build even more accountability and transparency for our schools, find ways to support all our children and educators, and make our schools even better and provide a full picture of our expenditures and find the best financial path forward," External link

patch Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9:44:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “As a dad, I’ve got a middle schooler, a high schooler, and not only is youth suicide the leading cause of death for people aged 15-19, but in middle school, 1 in 5 have seriously contemplated suicide and 1 in 7 high schoolers have made a plan,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, July 30, 2019 1:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This is a place where we’re known for our music festivals,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, July 26, 2019 5:25:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "With our newest addition, Ellicott City continues to grow its reputation as a unique and charming shopping destination," External link

patch Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Main Street is open for business and welcomes visitors from all over the region and beyond," External link

patch Sunday, July 21, 2019 10:32:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “How to prepare, what to look for, great information so that people feel safe and sound here in Ellicott City,” “I know that’s a nice little tool and everyone appreciates the time that went into this” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, July 19, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Not only something that Howard County government is doing, but we’re partnering with our state and local partners,” “We’re making sure everyone continues to focus on Ellicott City” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, July 19, 2019 1:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We don’t support people being targeted based on the immigration status, and so when we heard that it was focused on criminal activity, we understood; however, Howard County wasn’t asked to participate and we didn’t participate,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Monday, July 1, 2019 2:50:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “specific, standard criminal enforcement operation, not a raid or sweep,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “specific, standard criminal enforcement operation, not a raid or sweep,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, June 27, 2019 1:45:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Though I want to put a stop to any misinformation, I also want to reassure every resident that Howard County opposes the criminalization of undocumented people and our priority continues to be the safety and security of everyone in our community," "I want to be clear, Howard County Police do not and will not assist ICE in the enforcement of civil violations of federal immigration laws. Officers in Howard County do not ask residents about their immigration status, nor do they contact ICE if they learn of a civil violation of federal immigration laws" External link

patch Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "In Howard County, we believe diversity is our strength and we will always value inclusion above division," "To all residents of Howard County, undocumented or documented, I assure you that your County government will keep working to put your public safety first" External link

patch Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:24:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Though I want to put a stop to any misinformation, I also want to reassure every resident that Howard County opposes the criminalization of undocumented people," External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "I want to be clear, Howard County Police do not and will not assist ICE in the enforcement of civil violations of federal immigration laws," "Officers in Howard County do not ask residents about their immigration status, nor do they contact ICE if they learn of a civil violation of federal immigration laws" External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Today, I stand firm in those beliefs and will continue working to protect the dignity and safety of all our residents," "In Howard County, we believe diversity is our strength and we will always value inclusion above division" External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Our community will not be baited by fear and we must hold tight to our shared value of compassion," External link

wusa9 Thursday, June 27, 2019 12:23:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Though I want to put a stop to any misinformation, I also want to reassure every resident that Howard County opposes the criminalization of undocumented people and our priority continues to be the safety and security of everyone in our community,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, June 26, 2019 10:57:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about County State ) : "As we break ground on the largest capital project in the history of our county, we are ushering in a new era of safety, innovation and justice in Howard County," External link

patch Tuesday, June 25, 2019 8:57:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I remain committed to ensuring Howard County is a leader on environmental progress and our dedicated employees work hard every day to keep our watershed clean. I want to thank the Governor and the Maryland Department of the Environment for this grant, as well as the Howard County Department of Public Works for their efforts to guard our fragile ecosystem,” “Our county makes up part of the 18 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and we all depend on it for clean water and food. This grant helps ensure that we can all live healthier lives and better protect a treasured natural resource” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, June 21, 2019 7:21:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I remain committed to ensuring Howard County is a leader on environmental progress and our dedicated employees work hard every day to keep our watershed clean. I want to thank the Governor and the Maryland Department of the Environment for this grant, as well as the Howard County Department of Public Works for their efforts to guard our fragile ecosystem,” “Our county makes up part of the 18 million people who live in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and we all depend on it for clean water and food. This grant helps ensure that we can all live healthier lives and better protect a treasured natural resource” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, June 21, 2019 5:04:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I believe that every educator, student, parent, and resident in Howard County deserves to know exactly how and where our money is being spent,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 21, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “budget smarter in the next year, five years, and 10 years down the road,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 21, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “This state-level audit will help us all get the full picture of our school system spending,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 21, 2019 4:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I wanted something that was innovative,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, June 14, 2019 7:03:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “My congratulations to Saketh Sundar on this remarkable achievement, he has made our entire community so proud,” “This year’s spelling bee was an incredible marathon that the world will never forget. Congratulations to all Howard County spellers and thank you Mr. Sundar for representing our county so well on the national stage” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I am confident they will use their combined 52 years of service to carry our county forward with a strong vision for the future,” External link

baltimoresun Monday, June 10, 2019 9:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Looking ahead, we will continue to unite our community in the fight against opioids and addiction,” “Together, we can end the stigma around seeking help, increase access to treatment, and prevent substance use disorders. In the face of crisis, Howard County stands strong and united” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, June 7, 2019 10:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about John Bird ) : “John fought for the things that would open up their world, like a diversity of parks and active and passive forms of recreation,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Every person who cares about parks in the state knows that Howard County parks are a model for the nation,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, June 5, 2019 9:04:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our students are doing amazing things in science, technology, engineering, and math,” External link

baltimoresun Saturday, June 1, 2019 1:54:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about John Bird ) : “John fought for the things that would open up their world, like a diversity of parks and active and passive forms of recreation,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 31, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Every person who cares about parks in the state knows that Howard County parks are a model for the nation,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 31, 2019 12:19:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I want to thank the Howard County Council for helping us create a strong blueprint for the future of our community. I appreciate their collaboration on education funding to ensure we achieve our collective vision for Howard County,” “Our operating and capital budgets will responsibly manage tax payer dollars to support our community needs” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, May 30, 2019 2:55:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Today’s storms and response is a strong reminder that every dollar counts when we are responsible for the public safety of our residents and I encourage the Howard County Council to stand with me in protecting the services and resources of the county government,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “would weaken our support for public safety, public works and hinder our ability to respond to ever-growing cybersecurity threats,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, May 29, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our students are doing amazing things in science, technology, engineering, and math,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, May 29, 2019 12:27:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “would weaken our support for public safety, public works and hinder our ability to respond to ever-growing cybersecurity threats,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, May 28, 2019 12:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Today’s storms and response is a strong reminder that every dollar counts when we are responsible for the public safety of our residents and I encourage the Howard County Council to stand with me in protecting the services and resources of the county government,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, May 24, 2019 7:38:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "The time for band-aid fixes is over," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "If we could address these issues cheaply and easily, over the last 250 years it would have been done," "Our plan costs less than rebuilding repeated times after storms," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "It is the plan to make Ellicott City safe and sound," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "That's an ambitious, best-case scenario," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "We're still working through the acquisition process," External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "As we're seeing with the changing climate, the more intense and frequent storms, we're seeing flooding issues all around the world," "The world is watching how we address this issue and how we come together as a town to write the next chapter in that great story that's Ellicott City and that great story that's Howard County. I am confident that this is the plan, this is the town and this is our moment" External link

patch Tuesday, May 14, 2019 2:18:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The time for Band-Aid fixes is over, this is an innovative long-term solution that can only happen if we come together and get to work with everyone’s support,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 13, 2019 11:19:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “This proposed capital budget provides funds to renovate aging school buildings, build new schools to fight overcrowding, support crucial renovations, add classrooms and improve technology,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, May 1, 2019 11:53:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Howard County’s AAA bond rating reflects the strength of our economy and our fiscal oversight,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, April 30, 2019 9:22:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Though we are facing a tough fiscal climate, this budget invests in Howard County, maintaining our national reputation as one of the best places to live, work and play,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “With historically high funding to education, strengthened public safety funding, support for preserving our environment, and investments in public health and wellness, my proposal will protect our exceptional quality of life,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, April 23, 2019 5:56:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball wrote : “provides historically high funding to the school system, community college and library system,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, April 19, 2019 11:50:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We need bold innovative solutions that won’t be a band-aid for this town until the next season,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “As we see increasing frequency and intensity of severe weather, we cannot go halfway in addressing the continued threat of flooding in Ellicott City to only possibly be back here in a few years,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The threat is real, the threat is grave and we will finally take strong action,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, April 18, 2019 2:05:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Immediate steps will be taken to remove the blight," External link

patch Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "Ellicott City remains one of Howard County's most important cultural and economic resources and its safety and security are critical to our county's future," External link

patch Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "This new program has already been triggered twice in the past two months alone, resulting in the clearing of several tons of debris from our waterways," External link

patch Wednesday, April 17, 2019 9:30:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Since taking office, developing a plan for Ellicott City that prioritizes public safety, ensures economic vitality, and retains as much of the town’s historic charm as possible has been a top priority of my administration that we are addressing with the greatest sense of urgency,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, April 17, 2019 7:41:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Despite the fiscal challenges we face, the proposed budget provides necessary support to the strategic priorities of the community,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, April 3, 2019 12:36:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Our goal is to make Howard County the healthiest community in the country,” External link

baltimoresun Friday, March 29, 2019 11:22:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “For a county with one of the highest median incomes in the nation, it is patently unfair that we are collecting this burdensome tax from some of our most vulnerable residents, including many seniors who live on fixed incomes,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:26:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Often times the most difficult and uncomfortable conversations are the most important,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:32:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “When I think about coming to Howard County, coming to Columbia, and wanting to raise our family here, I think about a place that not only exists where everyone can have opportunity … but I think about a place where each and every one of us can add our voices to the harmony, to the beautiful tapestry of a cloak that will not be seen around the state but around the world,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, March 12, 2019 2:43:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “It is clear that uncertain economic times are ahead, and we must continue to be strong stewards of our residents’ tax dollars,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, March 6, 2019 7:23:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We must realize that the policies that protect our environment will also impact places like Ellicott City, Savage, Elkridge and every other corner of Howard County that could be tragically damaged with life loss from natural disasters,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “There is a balance between continuing to invest in new development and preserving the quality of our communities, integrity of our infrastructure, and natural beauty of our county,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9:58:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “However, the budget the Board of Education passed today will still be a big challenge for the Howard County government to fund without significantly raising taxes or cutting other critical services,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Wants are important, but needs are critical,” “The superintendent and elected county officials have agreed in the past on the importance of evaluating and prioritizing the needs identified in the school system’s budget, similar to other county agencies, within the funding realities the county faces” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, February 20, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Too many of our residents are suffering from opioid addiction and frankly not only is it the residents but those of us who love them suffer too,” “So this million dollars is going to help so much with crisis stabilization and really start making an impact” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, February 6, 2019 3:11:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “each of these leaders put their best into drafting a report that provides some thoughtful considerations for making a great county even better” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, January 30, 2019 10:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Just because these people are going back to work doesn’t mean their suffering has stopped,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, January 30, 2019 9:06:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “To expand the airport when frankly the FAA hasn’t even been responsive to our current concerns is unacceptable,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, January 25, 2019 1:16:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The County has attempted on several fronts to resolve complaints about the unacceptable noise from BWI flights and I am disappointed we have not gotten any meaningful cooperation,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “The Fourth Circuit has suspended all proceedings in our original petition because of the federal shutdown, and we expect the court will do the same with this filing,” “It is long past time for our federal regulators to come to the table in good faith with a plan that addresses the harm being done to our residents” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, January 24, 2019 3:54:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “They have health challenges they can’t take care of. Some of them are seeing, on the horizon, credit challenges,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “Those who have worked for the federal government and done the right thing, and now they have to stand in line for food stamps,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Thursday, January 24, 2019 2:00:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Lisa Myers ) : “I am so pleased today to announce our next permanent chief, Lisa Myers,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, January 9, 2019 1:07:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : "As this latest federal government shutdown heads into its third week, I have decided to suspend water service disconnections in Howard County until this shutdown is over," External link

patch Saturday, January 5, 2019 5:40:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We are very proud of the role our county plays in protecting our nation’s safety,” External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, January 1, 2019 3:08:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We must make sure that we are not using a sledgehammer when only a scalpel is necessary,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 28, 2018 5:37:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We must make sure that we are not using a sledgehammer when only a scalpel is necessary,” External link

WashingtonPost Friday, December 28, 2018 1:53:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “My administration intends to honor the offers that have already been sent out and negotiate in good faith with those property owners to acquire the buildings and structures,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Friday, December 28, 2018 1:37:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “We must make sure that we are not using a sledgehammer when only a scalpel is necessary,” External link

WashingtonPost Thursday, December 27, 2018 10:51:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “I think there are some who might expect government to do everything,” External link

baltimoresun Thursday, December 13, 2018 1:17:00 PM EAT

Calvin Ball said : “He was a pillar of great character in our community,” External link

baltimoresun Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:25:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says ( about George Howard ) : “We believe that in Howard County we shouldn’t just tolerate diversity, we should celebrate and embrace it,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “No undocumented immigrant should be targeted based upon their immigration status,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “My hope is that we can all come together for something that is best for our community,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Wednesday, January 18, 2017 1:09:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “If there are federal laws dealing with immigration, we’ll let the feds take care of that. As for Howard county, we’re going to focus on Howard county laws,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Saturday, January 7, 2017 8:42:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “That’s not for us to go in, and start trying to deport people, that’s for if ICE wants to engage in that and that’s a federal purview, then let federal agents go and execute federal law,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball says : “We really don’t know what to expect but we do know that leaders have to lead,” External link

baltimore-cbslocal Tuesday, January 3, 2017 11:47:00 AM EAT

Calvin Ball said ( about Howard Hughes ) : "There have been other concessions we have been working on with Howard Hughes," "This'll give us some time to publicize that" External link

baltimoresun Tuesday, November 8, 2016 7:29:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
councilman12.50%EN01/27/201727/01/2017
chairman32.50%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
county council chairman27.50%EN11/02/201602/11/2016
howard county council chairman7.50%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
chairperson5.00%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
howard county council chairperson2.50%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
county council chairperson2.50%EN10/12/201612/10/2016
county council president5.00%EN09/24/201624/09/2016
president5.00%EN09/24/201624/09/2016
Names Lang Count
Calvin BallEN100.00%


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