Growth of the Howard County Government.
Posted by Ed C on Monday, May 28, 2007
The Howard County council recently passed the $1,325,331,673 operating budget proposed by Ken Ulman virtually unchanged. This budget expands the budget by 10.7% and adds 517 new positions. Since 2004 (the first year I could find budget numbers) the Howard County budget has increased by more than 37%. According to the Maryland State Archives, the population for Howard County is projected to increase by just 15.7% from 247842 in 2000 to 294,000 in 2010.