Joanna Conti's Blog

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 13:49

The most important job of a local government is to keep its citizens safe.  Unfortunately, an analysis of 14,439 ambulance calls during the fourth quarter of 2010 shows that Anne Arundel County is not close to meeting national standards for ambulance response times.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 13:32

Parents are deeply concerned about the education their children receive, and school administrators and Board of Education members need to be actively listening to and working together with them as they advocate for the strongest-possible schools.

Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 19:47

Years of effort have gone into developing Small Area Plans which "keep South County rural".  Unfortunately, the County Council appears ready to approve amendments with the potential to fundamentally alter the character of South County.

Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 10:00

We are well on the way to creating a very strong citizens advisory group that would be a real asset to the Board of Education.  Unfortunately, as we've been rebuilding the CAC, long-term frustration with the CAC has caused the Board to simultaneously move to dismantle it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 - 11:59

I stood at the top of the ravine, looking down in shock at the car smashed up below.  I’d had vivid dreams before I came to Uganda that I would die on this trip and my husband had even suggested that I cancel.  But I'd fought down my fears and gotten on the plane.  Now I was living my nightmare. 

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