Ken Ulman

Howard's executive Calvin Ball put the brakes on Ellicott City flood control plan, shift other priorities?

Howard's executive Calvin Ball put the brakes on Ellicott City flood control plan, shift other priorities?

As he prepares to move into the county executive’s suite next month, Calvin Ball is facing a wide range of challenges: Which political appointees will remain and which will go? Whether to advance a $50 million flood-control plan in Ellicott City that calls for tearing down buildings. How to fulfill campaign promises to improve education without raising taxes.

“You go from working really hard on a campaign … then you’ve got [less than] four weeks to put together an administration and transition,” said former County Executive Ken Ulman. He said assembling a staff is Ball’s most pressing task.

Ball, the first African American county executive-elect, will be able to appoint 93...

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