Kitt Cooper

The death of a good idea

Full disclosure: my firm, The Next Wave, has worked with James Kent over the last 10 years, both with Kent Development and then with the Architectural Reuse Company. They are a South Park neighborhood-based business. The idea was noble. The company was green, compassionate, and the service was needed. There is no lack of work. Read More

Why are your tax dollars going to private corporations?

You pay taxes for police protection, but are told, we can’t afford more police officers during a rash of crime. You pay taxes for street maintenance, yet, streets go unpaved because asphalt is expensive. You pay taxes on your home, while other homes sit vacant, with uncollected tax bills – and fall into disrepair, dragging Read More

What good are finance reports if we can’t easily look them up?

If the idea of turning in campaign finance reports for elections is to provide transparency, the Montgomery County Board of Elections gets a big fat F. I can search the Federal Elections Commission database and analyze who gave money to which Congressman- and cross index by employer. I can go to other sites that pivot Read More