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Baltimore County to launch online permitting platform

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced the first phase of Baltimore County’s transition from paper to online permit applications. Beginning November 1, officials say all construction permit applications will be filed online – paper applications will no longer be accepted. “We hold ourselves to the highest standards of customer service, and this is an important step toward improving …


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Baltimore County NAACP, ACLU of Maryland raise concerns over proposed County Council redistricting

BALTIMORE, MD—In materials submitted to the Baltimore County Redistricting Commission, the Baltimore County NAACP and the ACLU of Maryland have voiced concerns that the redistricting plan the Commission is potentially recommending would “unlawfully dilute Black people’s votes, in violation of the landmark Voting Rights Act,” according to a press release. “We cannot seek redistricting for the benefit of some and …


Marks, Olszewski celebrate launch of Towson Loop

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Councilman David Marks on Tuesday celebrated the official start of service for the Towson Loop, Baltimore County’s first free public transit service. Long discussed as an innovative idea to reduce congestion in the Towson area and better help residents, students and visitors move around, Olszewski jumpstarted plans to bring a free circulator to …

Former Baltimore County Executive Ted Venetoulis dies at 87

TOWSON, MD—Former Baltimore County Executive Theodore G. “Ted” Venetoulis has died at 87 years of age. Venetoulis (D) served as the sixth Baltimore County Executive from 1974 to 1978. He ran for Governor of Maryland in 1978 but lost the Democratic primary election to Harry R. Hughes. Ted Venetoulis has been a trustee at Goucher College; a founder and director …

Olszewski announces 2021 Baltimore County Fall Restaurant Week

TOWSON, MD—In the latest effort to support Baltimore County’s restaurant and hospitality industry, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced Baltimore County’s Fall Restaurant Week will be held from October 15th – 24th. Baltimore County Restaurant Week deals and special menu items will be available at more than 30 participating establishments and will include dine-in, takeout, or curbside pick-up to …

Baltimore County Executive Olszewski announces free flu vaccinations on October 16, 17

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Tuesday announced the County’s plan to host the annual Super Weekend Flu Clinics. The free two-day clinics will take place on October 16 and 17 in seven locations throughout the County. To ensure proper social distancing, attendees must schedule an appointment for the site of their …

Olszewski announces legislation to expand Baltimore County’s humane approach for stray, feral cats

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Olszewski on Monday announced plans to introduce the Joy Freedman Care for Cats Act, which would formalize Baltimore County’s existing Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) pilot program to humanely and effectively maintain the free-roaming cat populations. “We know that TNR is an ethical, humane, and non‐lethal way to lower our County’s free-roaming cat population,” Olszewski said. “Affirming the County’s …

Baltimore County Fair Election Fund Work Group issues final report

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Fair Election Fund Work Group on Thursday released its final report detailing a proposed structure and guidelines for creating Baltimore County’s first public financing system for candidates for County Council and County Executive. Establishing a Fair Election Fund is a key priority for Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, who has called for a public financing option …