Sunday, February 8, 2009

Howard Soil Conservation District

I had a chance to swing by the office space used by the Howard Soil Conservation District. As noted in an earlier post, Ken Ulman is being criticized for wanting to cut two employees from the HSCD to save taxpayers $200,000. He says the work can be done by DPZ, and they have the resources to take on the additional work. Given the downturn in development, this makes sense. I am no defender of Ulman, but I think he is on the right track with this one. Although, he will probably find something else on which to waste the money he saves on the HSCD.

Let's take a look at the physical resources that the HSCD is using:

They have this truck:



They have three more trucks:



They have a car which appears to be associated with a federal agency:



They have an office space which does not even indicate what they do there:



Here is an inside shot of the office:

4 comments:

jim adams said...

Where are the employees, how did you get the inside shot, it wasn't unlocked was it.

Anonymous said...

He obviously took the picture standing outside the window. You can see the reflection in the glass.

jim adams said...

your right, thanks

Anonymous said...

I am sure that if you took the time to engage the Soil Conservation folks in meaningful dialog they would be glad to answer all your questions. That is far more productive than firing shots without knowledge of both sides of the situation.