As the Howard County Council's August recess winds down, council members still have a half-dozen pieces of legislation on the table to address when they reconvene in September.
Three of these are nominations, which have continued to be a sticking point between the Democrat-dominated council and Republican County Executive Allan Kittleman's administration.
Last month, the council voted down Susan Garber's controversial nomination to the Planning Board, which was tabled for several months. Garber called the decision "inevitable."
"Clearly, they were more concerned with retaining the Planning Board chair [Josh Tzuker]," she said. "It will be...