Business, Politics

Olszewski proposes new Baltimore County Department of Housing and Community Development

TOWSON, MD—On the first day of National Fair Housing Month, Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced plans to introduce legislation to create the County’s first dedicated Department of Housing and Community Development (DCHD) to help ensure access to affordable housing, provide housing stability support, and develop stronger neighborhoods by providing community revitalization supports in a timely and efficient …


Politics

Olszewski announces Baltimore County Fair Election Fund Work Group

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the creation of the Fair Election Fund Work Group, which will make recommendations to the Baltimore County Council on the creation and implementation of a public financing system for candidates running for county council and county executive in the 2026 election cycle. Establishing a Fair Election Fund is a key priority …


Councilman Marks: Baltimore County to purchase 22-acre open space for new park in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Tuesday told Nottingham MD.com that the County Council will vote on Monday, March 15th to purchase 22 acres of land for a new park in Perry Hall. The property is located east of Gerst Road in Perry Hall’s Honeygo area, between New Gerst Lane and Glenfield Road. It borders the Glenside Farms …

Baltimore County retains coveted “triple-A” bond ratings amid global economic challenges

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to disrupt economies across the country and the world, Baltimore County on Tuesday announced it has maintained triple-A bond ratings from all three major rating agencies, allowing the County to continue issuing bonds at the lowest possible interest rates. This week Moody’s Investor Service, Fitch Ratings, and S&P Global Ratings each reaffirmed …

Olszewski announces Black History Month conversation series

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced a Black History Month conversation series, engaging Black leaders across Baltimore County in a dialogue about the successes of Black leaders and the work ahead to promote a more equitable and inclusive Baltimore County. “Black History Month provides an important opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the successes of Black leaders …

Baltimore County, BCPS announce community engagement effort for capital planning

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and Baltimore County Public Schools on Tuesday today announced a new community engagement effort as part of phase 2 of the Multi-Year Improvement Plan for All Schools (MYIPAS), a long-range capital planning process to identify and prioritize needed improvements to Baltimore County’s school infrastructure. As part of this new effort, additional online surveys and virtual community forums …

Senator West, Councilman Marks: Change law to enforce more oversight of schools

The following op-ed was submitted by Senator Chris West and Councilman David Marks, who represent northeastern Baltimore County. This month, instruction for Baltimore County Public Schools’ system was disrupted by a ransomware attack, the costs of which are still not known. We would like to thank the personnel who are working to correct the problem, as well as educators, students …

Councilman Marks: Greg Heitner reappointed to recreation board

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday announced the reappointment of Perry Hall resident Greg Heitner as the Fifth District representative to the Board of Recreation and Parks. Heitner has served since January 2014. His four-year appointment will conclude in 2024. “I would like to thank Mr. Heitner for his diligent service to Baltimore County,” said Councilman Marks. …