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Baltimore County Code Enforcement Work Group releases recommendations

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s Code Enforcement Work Group on Monday issued their report which includes recommendations to improve the County’s program in order to better serve County residents. “Residents deserve a strong quality of life in our neighborhoods, and code enforcement is an important way we can strengthen that quality of life,” Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “We consistently hear …


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Olszewski creates Solid Waste Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday signed an Executive Order to create the Solid Waste Work Group, which will examine the County’s current solid waste collection and disposal practices, and will make recommendations for implementing innovative industry practices and trash diversion strategies to reduce the overall volume of trash produced in Baltimore County. “Our residents expect and deserve …


County Executive Olszewski, Councilman Jones announce SMART Policing Act to modernize policing in Baltimore County

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has passed the SMART Policing Act. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, County Councilman Julian Jones, and other members of the Baltimore County Council on Tuesday announced the Strengthening Modernization, Accountability, Reform, and Transparency (SMART) Policing Act, a comprehensive package of initiatives to improve and modernize policing in Baltimore County while …

Councilman Marks introduces bill to look at Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will introduce legislation to update the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, the statute designed to govern development in school districts. The bipartisan bill, cosponsored by Councilmembers Izzy Patoka and Wade Kach, would establish a task force to look at changes to the APFO. The task force would include representatives from the Board of Education, …

Baltimore County Council passes resolution to move work session start times

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council has passed a resolution that will move work session start times from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays. The resolution was co-sponsored by Councilman David Marks, Councilman Wade Kach, and Councilman Izzy Patoka. “I have long thought that council meetings that should be held at a time that it most convenient to the public,” …

Olszewski announces Code Enforcement Improvement Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the formation of a Code Enforcement Improvement Work Group to engage in a stakeholder-driven process to identify improvements to Baltimore County’s code enforcement program in order to better serve local residents. “Baltimore County code enforcement has immense potential to significantly improve resident’s day-to-day quality of life,” Olszewski said. “Over the course …

Councilman Marks co-sponsors legislation to move council work sessions to evenings

UPDATE: The resolution has passed. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will cosponsor legislation that moves the County Council work sessions from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays, allowing greater input by the public in the legislative process. The resolution is cosponsored by Republican Councilman Wade Kach and Democratic Councilman Izzy Patoka. The resolution was …

Olszewski announces new HOME Act housing legislation

UPDATE 4: The HOME Act has been signed into law. UPDATE 3: Read Councilman Marks’ op-ed piece on the HOME Act here. UPDATE 2: The Baltimore County Council has voted to approve the HOME Act. UPDATE: Councilman David Marks says he plans to oppose the County Executive’s HOME Act legislation. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski …