Education, Government, Science

Olszewski announces BaltCo Litter Blitz, anti-litter campaign

TOWSON, MD – Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski celebrated Earth Day in Randallstown, hosting a stream cleanup and calling attention to the need for everyone to help reduce the litter that degrades communities and threatens waterways. He spotlighted two new anti-litter promotions – his BaltCo Litter Blitz promotion, and a new anti-littering ad campaign – speaking to a crowd of …


Business, Government

Councilman Marks proposes bill to require developer impact fees

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks introduced legislation on Monday night to require developers to pay impact fees for schools, roads, and other improvements. The legislation is the first impact fee bill ever considered in Baltimore County, as the state legislature only approved giving the county this power during the 2019 session. Impact fees are surcharges applied when developers file for permits.  …


Olszewski budget makes significant investments in education

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Jr. on Monday submitted a $3.4 billion budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. The proposed budget for FY 2020 addresses a structural shortfall while making significant investments in education, investing in sustainability and diversity, and providing funds for key priorities. In his address to the County Council, Olszewski emphasized his support for education, saying, “Investments in our …

Councilman Marks: Failure of state school construction funding puts responsibility on Baltimore County

by Councilman David Marks The 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly will be remembered for many things, including a ban on polystyrene foam products and an increase in the minimum wage. It will also be remembered for the untimely death of House Speaker Michael Busch on the day before its legislative adjournment. The 2019 session will not be noted …

Baltimore County to recognize 2019 Women of the Year

Every year, March is designated Women’s History Month to honor women’s contributions in American society. This year’s theme is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence,” honoring women who have championed the use of nonviolence to end war, violence, and injustice. Baltimore County and the Women’s Commission will recognize three outstanding women during its 37th Annual “Woman of the Year” …

Baltimore County retains coveted triple-A bond rating

County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Tuesday that Baltimore County had retained its triple-A bond rating from all three major rating agencies, allowing the county to continue to issue bonds at the lowest possible interest rate. Moody’s Investor Service, Fitch Ratings, and S&P Global Ratings have each affirmed the county’s triple-A rating, making Baltimore County one of only 45 counties nationwide …