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NOW YOU KNOW: The Governor’s Dangerous Housing Agenda

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Did you know that Governor Wes Moore has announced that one of his legislative priorities this year is to expand low-income housing across Maryland? Moore has said that he wants to create 96,000 low-income housing units. One of his bills, The Housing Expansion and Affordability Act (SB484/HB538), …


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Three Baltimore County Council members speak out against Governor Moore’s proposed housing legislation

The following is an open letter from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, Councilman Todd Crandell, and Councilman Wade Kach: Dear Baltimore County citizens: As elected representatives from eastern and northern Baltimore County, we voice our deep concern and opposition to proposed legislation that would allow high density housing projects without County Council input, review, or approval. At the state level, …


Councilman Marks: Oppose Moore’s plan for dense development

The following is an editorial piece from Baltimore County Councilman David Marks. Throughout the Fifth District, one of the most recurring messages I hear from constituents is about overdevelopment. That’s why I’ve moved quickly in the new Fifth District to preserve open space, protect neighborhoods, and make sure growth is compatible with or communities. Last year, we blocked the Lafarge …

Councilman Marks opposes ‘sea of apartments’ at White Marsh Town Center

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday released the following statement regarding the proposal for more apartments in the White Marsh Town Center: “I inherited three major land use challenges after taking office: the potential development of the C.P. Crane plant in Bowleys Quarters, the proposed warehouse project at the Lafarge Quarry in Middle River, and a plan for hundreds …

NOW YOU KNOW: Mall Madness or Genius?

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. As delegates representing District 7A in Annapolis, many of our constituents live in the Perry Hall and Nottingham region. The recent redistricting during the 2022 election has expanded our district further into the Nottingham, Perry Hall, and White Marsh areas. As a united team, we are working …

Councilman Marks: PHIA distributes inaccurate development plan for Gerst Farm

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks criticized the Perry Hall Improvement Association for distributing inaccurate information about the Gerst Farm. In their email blast, the organization attached an old development plan that does not represent changes to the property. “As the former nine-term president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association, it pains me to see this venerable organization distributing …

County Council passes Marks’ legislation to prohibit water shutoff, address school overcrowding

PERRY HALL, MD—At its meeting on August 3rd, the Baltimore County Council passed five pieces of legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks: Legislation that prohibits a county contractor from shutting off water in hot temperatures unless notice has been provided to affected residents 72 hours in advance. This bill was prompted by a water shutoff in early June …

Diverse coalition supports Councilman Marks’ Adequate Facilities Ordinance

PERRY HALL, MD—Organizations representing Baltimore County’s educators, principals, and homebuilders all submitted testimony supporting legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Councilman David Marks that would review the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance. The League of Women Voters also submitted a letter of support. The ordinance regulates development in school districts. Councilman Marks has argued that the ordinance needs to be reformed to …