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Year-long effort to boost Harford administrative chief's power over real estate deals is finally drawing to a close

Year-long effort to boost Harford administrative chief's power over real estate deals is finally drawing to a close

Following the passage of two bills and a charter amendment, topped off by the signing of an executive order, Harford County government is nearing the end of what has been a year-long effort to convey more direct power over real estate acquisition, sale, leasing and management to Billy Boniface, director of administration.

County Executive Barry Glassman sent the executive order to the County Council on Jan. 17, officially transferring the responsibility "for the purchase, sale or lease of real property" from the director of procurement to the director of administration.

He signed the order Jan. 11, the day after the council passed legislation – for the second time...

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