Business, Politics

Olszewski announces new HOME Act housing legislation

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 on Friday announced plans to introduce the Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) Act, which would prohibit housing discrimination based on the source of a potential renter’s income, including housing vouchers. The bill will be introduced …


Events, Politics

New Baltimore County Executive sworn in at Inauguration 2018

John Olszewski, Jr. was sworn in on Monday as Baltimore County’s fourteenth County Executive, vowing to create a more modern, transparent and open government. More than one thousand invited guests, elected officials, county employees, and members of the public celebrated the inauguration of local government officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches. The inaugural ceremonies took place at Towson …


Mohler seeks citizen input on open data

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler is asking citizens what information and data they would like see displayed in an easy-to-use format on the Baltimore County website at www.baltimorecountymd.gov. Effective immediately, citizens may share their suggestions as to what data should be easily available on the Baltimore County website by sending an email to transparency@baltimorecountymd.gov. “Our staff will evaluate and discuss …

Baltimore County launches BaltCoBike 2030 initiative

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler has announced a plan to jump-start the development of new bike trails and bike lanes linking neighborhoods, parks, and schools in and around Baltimore County. This funding initiative supports a county-wide master planning process for improving bicycle and pedestrian access and safety intended to add to the livability and sustainability of Baltimore County communities. “People …

Mohler proposes expansion of Baltimore County’s mental health crisis system

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler has announced plans to significantly expand the county’s emergency mental health system by funding overnight hours for the Mobile Crisis Team that responds to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, including those addicted to opioids. The Baltimore County Crisis Response System, a collaborative effort between the County’s Health and Police Departments, works with The Affiliated …

Mohler announces 2018 Baltimore County citizen survey

Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler announced on Thursday that the county would conduct its first citizen survey in nearly a decade. The survey will be mailed to randomly selected county citizens beginning in October and will provide the county with critical data on how to best serve those who live, work and play in our communities. “As we continue to strive …

Twelve schools win Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge

Baltimore County is a little bit cleaner and greener thanks to the efforts of school children and community members who participated in this year’s Team BCPS Clean Green 15 Litter Challenge. County Executive Don Mohler, Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Verletta White, and Debbie Phelps, Executive Director of the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, announced on Tuesday morning …

High-risk neighborhoods are focus of new program to prevent fires, carbon monoxide tragedies

A $589,000 federal grant will help Baltimore County fire officials provide public education about preventing fires and carbon monoxide-related incidents, especially in neighborhoods at higher risk from these tragedies. Fire officials, along with County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, kicked off the program on Friday morning at the Randallstown home of Theodore and Geraldine Barham.  The Barhams …