Business, Politics

Councilman Marks: Eliminate fees, exempt FreeState Gun Range in gun security bill

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that he would support amending the proposed gun safety legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski to eliminate new fees and exempt places such as the FreeState Gun Range in White Marsh. The bill sought by the Olszewski administration requires stronger security measures at gun shops and temporary gun shows …


Business, Education, Health, Police/Fire, Politics

Education, public spending to lead Olszewski’s agenda for 2020 General Assembly

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will again make the case for school construction and education funding as the top priorities of his legislative agenda for the upcoming 2020 General Assembly session. The push for education funding will be part of a legislative agenda that also includes public safety initiatives, environmental efforts and measures related to public health. “We need …


Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing announces community listening sessions

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s Workgroup on Equitable Policing on Friday announced details for two upcoming community listening sessions seeking public comment around efforts to ensure equitable policing in Baltimore County. In November 2019, County Executive Johnny Olszewski issued an executive order announcing the formation of the Baltimore County Workgroup on Equitable Policing in order to examine current policies, practices, and training …

County completes Nottingham-area stream restoration projects

NOTTINGHAM, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Friday that Baltimore County had recently completed six large-scale stream restoration projects in four severely compromised waterways in order to address erosion, reduce pollutant and sediment loads, and improve water quality and aquatic habitat locally, and in the Chesapeake Bay. “We have significantly increased funding to our Capital Waterway Improvement Program to address …

Baltimore County Police to graduate its 153rd recruit class

TOWSON, MD—On Tuesday evening, December 17, at 7:30 p.m., the 153rd Recruit Class will take their oath of office and join the ranks of the Baltimore County Police Department. The ceremony will be held at Loch Raven High School, located at 1212 Cowpens Avenue (21286). Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski will join Chief Melissa R. Hyatt in her first graduation …

Olszewski names county’s first Ethics and Accountability Director

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced that Kelly Beckham Madigan has been appointed the first Executive Director for the newly created Baltimore County Office of Ethics and Accountability. Formed earlier this year as part of County Executive Olszewski’s sweeping package of ethics reforms, the Office of Ethics and Accountability will provide increased oversight of county government by …

Baltimore County announces new zoning request dashboard

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s Department of Planning has launched a new interactive web dashboard displaying zoning issues raised during the 2020 Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP), making the process more accessible to county residents. Every four years, Baltimore County residents may review the zoning classifications of any property in the county and request changes. Spanning 12 months, the process seeks input …

Baltimore County encourages residents to shop locally with free parking over Thanksgiving weekend [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County is making local shopping easier this holiday season with two hours of free metered and pay station parking. Parking will be free at over 1,500 meters and pay stations throughout Baltimore County over Thanksgiving weekend, November 28 to December 1. There also will be free parking from December 21 to December 25. In a video released on …