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Olszewski releases FY23 Baltimore County budget providing record education funding, other key investments

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday submitted a $4.8 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2023 that provides funding for public education and major investments in key priorities that support the County’s strategic plan. “In the last three years, we have fundamentally transformed our County for the better and are now raising the bar to become a national …


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Councilman Marks recommends appointment of Mathew Doty to Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Councilman David Marks on Thursday announced that he will be recommending Mathew Doty, a longtime educator and Perry Hall resident, to serve as the Fifth District representative on the Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee. The committee reviews transportation policies and programs to sure that pedestrians and bicyclists can move safely throughout our communities. Councilman Marks sponsored the legislation …


Midge spraying operations to begin along Back River this week

TOWSON, MD—Beginning this week, the Baltimore County Department of Environmental Protection and Sustainability (DEPS) will begin periodically treating the upper section of Back River to suppress nuisance midge populations. The goal is not to eliminate all midges, but to reduce their population to tolerable levels. This Baltimore County Nuisance Midge Control Program is being conducted with matching funding support from …

Olszewski announces new public safety investments in Baltimore County for FY 2023

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced plans to propose new investments in public safety for fiscal year 2023, including the creation of new positions to improve school safety, community engagement, and data-driven policing. “Keeping our communities safe is among the most sacred responsibilities of local government,” Olszewski said. “These new investments will allow us to continue to …

Olszewski to introduce legislation to create Police Accountability Board

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced that he will introduce legislation to establish a Police Accountability Board (PAB), a civilian panel charged with working with law enforcement and county officials to make recommendations to improve policing. The Board is required by the Maryland Police Accountability Act of 2021. “We are continually working to improve accountability across our government, …

Olszewski announces $70 million investment in Baltimore County school construction

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday was joined by House Speaker Adrienne Jones, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams, and Baltimore County Council Chairman Julian Jones to announce $70 million in new investments in school construction for Fiscal Year 2023. Standing inside of Scotts Branch Elementary School, Olszewski announced that the school would be rebuilt from the ground …

Baltimore County Council votes unanimously to adopt new redistributing map following approval by federal judge

TOWSON, MD—At Thursday evening’s meeting of the Baltimore County Council, the council unanimously voted to adopt its new redistricting map. Earlier in the day, a U.S. district judge approved the County Council’s revised redistricting map of Baltimore County’s seven council districts, ruling that the new map accurately represents black voters. In February, the judge had granted an injunction against an …

Baltimore County retains coveted ‘triple A’ bond ratings

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced that the Baltimore County has maintained triple-A bond ratings from all three major rating agencies, allowing the County to continue issuing bonds at the lowest possible interest rate-saving millions of dollars for County taxpayers. Moody’s Investor Service, Fitch Ratings, and S&P Global Ratings have each reaffirmed the County’s triple-A rating, making Baltimore …