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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 …


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Olszewski announces expanded Commercial Revitalization Action Grants to support local businesses amid pandemic

TOWSON, MD—Recognizing the need for additional support for Baltimore County’s small business corridors amid the pandemic, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced an expansion of the Commercial Revitalization Action Grant program, providing grants of up to $30,000 to eligible business associations. “Main streets are the bedrock of our communities and we’re proud to do even more to help our …


Baltimore County launches redesign of official government website

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced the launching of the first phase of Baltimore County’s newly-redesigned website—BaltimoreCountyMD.gov—which features a completely revamped homepage, improved accessibility options, and streamlined access to the most frequently used services. Visitors are encouraged to provide feedback about their experience, which will help shape additional improvements over the coming months. “Government should be open and …

Olszewski announces Baltimore County COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the COVID-19 Small Business Restaurant Reimbursement Program, a $2.5 million fund to reimburse restaurant businesses and food service establishments for investments or improvements that not only help prevent the spread of COVID-19, but also help extend the outdoor dining season. “Baltimore County’s restaurant community plays a vital role in our local …

Baltimore County to hold free flu vaccination weekend later this month

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Chief Administrative Officer Stacy Rodgers, and Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch on Thursday announced the County’s plan to host a Super Weekend flu vaccination clinic at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. “As our fight against the deadly COVID-19 pandemic continues, it’s more important than ever to take precautions to protect yourself from …

Baltimore County to secure outside vendor to assist with water billing

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced that Baltimore County would hire an outside contractor to assist with water meter readings, and will deploy County staff to assist the Baltimore City Department of Public Works with sending bills to County customers in order to avoid any further billing delays. “Residents deserve to have their water bills delivered in an …

Baltimore County Council passes SMART Policing Act

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday night passed the SMART Policing Act by a vote a 6 to 1. The Strengthening Modernization, Accountability, Reform, and Transparency (SMART) Policing Act is a comprehensive package of initiatives to improve and modernize policing in Baltimore County while strengthening community relations, according to County Executive Johnny Olszewski, who introduced the legislation in September. …

Olszewski announces legislation to support Baltimore County workers amid COVID-19 pandemic

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced plans to introduce prevailing wage and local hiring legislation to support Baltimore County’s workforce and ensure workers hired for County-funded capital improvement projects receive competitive and fair wages. Baltimore County would join the state of Maryland, as well as four local jurisdictions—Baltimore City, Charles County, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County—that currently …