Business, Politics

Baltimore County Council delays vote on bill that would waive fees for developers amid criticism

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council voted unanimously this week to delay the vote on a bill that would notify councilmembers when there is a request to waive fees for developers. In light of recent criticism of the legislation, the County Council delayed the vote until July. Back in January, the Baltimore County Inspector General released a report indicating that millions …


Education, Politics

Five Baltimore County Council members sign letter urging school board to consider replacing superintendent

TOWSON, MD—Five members of the Baltimore County Council have signed a letter urging the school board to replace Superintendent Dr. Darryl Williams. In the letter, the councilmembers cite constant issues found in Baltimore County Public Schools such as transportation issues, school buses running late, and low student and teacher morale. The letter tp Baltimore County Board of Education Chair Julie …


Baltimore County police hold memorial service for fallen officers [VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department held a memorial service on Friday morning to honor officers who died while performing their duties. The service was held  at 10 a.m. inside the County Council Chambers in the Old Courthouse in Towson. County Executive Johnny Olszewski, Baltimore County Police Chief Melissa R. Hyatt, government dignitaries, and family members of the fallen heroes …

Olszewski expands Operation ReTree Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Council Chair Julian Jones on Thursday celebrated Earth Week by announcing an expansion of Operation ReTree Baltimore County, a new equity-based tree planting initiative that is expanding severely diminished tree canopies in highly populated, lower-income neighborhoods. Surrounded by community members and officials, Olszewski and Jones planted one of 45 native trees that are …

Olszewski announces $70 million investment in Baltimore County school construction

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday was joined by House Speaker Adrienne Jones, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Darryl Williams, and Baltimore County Council Chairman Julian Jones to announce $70 million in new investments in school construction for Fiscal Year 2023. Standing inside of Scotts Branch Elementary School, Olszewski announced that the school would be rebuilt from the ground …

Olszewski announces 3 percent cost of living increase for Baltimore County government retirees

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday announced that the Employees’ Retirement Board voted to approve a three percent cost of living adjustment for eligible retirees, effective July 1, 2022. “Our retirees have dedicated their lives to serving the residents of Baltimore County, and they deserve to be recognized for their contributions to our communities,” Olszewski said. “This increase …

Baltimore County Council votes to extend state of emergency, Councilman Julian Jones reelected as chairman

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Monday evening voted to extend its state of emergency until February 7th.  The council voted 6-1 in favor of the extension, with Seventh District Councilman Todd Crandell, a Republican, being the sole representative opposed to the measure. County Executive Olszewski declared the local state of emergency last week in response to rising COVID-19 metrics …

Olszewski announces legislation to create Baltimore County ‘Fair Election Fund’

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that he will introduce legislation to create Baltimore County’s first public financing system for candidates for County Council and County Executive, beginning with the 2026 election cycle. Olszewski has proposed a package of reforms in recent months, including a proposed charter amendment to create a system for public financing for candidates. …