TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County officials on Tuesday announced that the administration will be postponing plans to introduce legislation to create an oversight board for the Office of the Inspector General and will engage in a robust stakeholder engagement process to review proposed updates to rules governing the newly created office.
The Association of Inspectors General recently issued a letter to Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski condemning the creation of an oversight board. The full letter can be read here.
County spokesperson Sean Naron on Tuesday issued the following statement:
“Our administration is proud to be the most open, accessible and transparent in Baltimore County’s history. In just a few years we have taken unprecedented steps forward, including creating and expanding the County’s first-ever Inspector General.
“We remain committed to filling gaps in the current law to provide appropriate accountability measures, but we want to ensure all concerns are thoughtfully considered.
“In the coming weeks, we will engage a diverse group of expert stakeholders to review and strengthen proposed policies so that we can help ensure the success of this important office.”