Opinion, Politics

NOW YOU KNOW: Asking the County Executive to Withdraw His Housing Bill

The following is an editorial piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Governor Moore testified in favor of his bill, The Housing Expansion and Affordability Act, before the Environment and Transportation Committee in Annapolis last week. During the controversial hearing, the Governor and other proponents of the legislation faced difficult questions and challenges from bipartisan committee members. Delegate Nawrocki …


Opinion, Politics

Future in Focus: Historic Housing Agreement?

The following is an op-ed piece from Glen Geelhaar; Candidate for Maryland House of Delegates District 8. The future trajectory of Baltimore County is rapidly taking shape. On February 2nd, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski unveiled what he hailed as a momentous Attainable Housing Agreement. This agreement encompasses the development of 918 subsidized rental units, including the 258-unit Springs Townhomes …


County Executive Olszewski, Council Chairman Patoka announce agreement for new mixed-use development legislation

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Baltimore County Council Chairman Izzy Patoka on Tuesday jointly announced an agreement to support new legislation that will increase opportunities for mixed-use developments in aging communities and support collaborative community engagement on potential projects in collaboration with councilmembers. “Baltimore County needs to act now and with urgency to revitalize aging communities, support housing …

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), …

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, …

Olszewski, MCB Real Estate announce largest attainable housing agreement in Baltimore County history

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, in partnership with MCB Real Estate and the Urban Investment Group within Goldman Sachs Asset Management, on Friday announced the preservation of 460 housing units of attainable housing at three multi-family properties in Baltimore County in Nottingham, Parkville, and Sparrows Point for up to 40 years. The largest attainable housing deal in Baltimore County …

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 …

Olszewski announces new legislation to revitalize aging Baltimore County communities, expand attainable housing

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced new legislation that aims to promote economic revitalization and support the creation of attainable housing by expanding opportunities to redevelop vacant or underutilized big box stores, shopping centers, or malls into modern, mixed-use developments. “To realize our fullest potential, Baltimore County must do more to reimagine and revitalize today’s aging infrastructure …