Councilman Marks: Pass the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance now

For much of my life, I have worked to reduce school overcrowding throughout Baltimore County. I’ve also attended overcrowded public schools, and my children have had to learn in classrooms that—despite the best efforts of educators—struggle with this challenge. School overcrowding has been a problem in Baltimore County for decades; this isn’t new. Development is certainly a factor, but so […]

NOW YOU KNOW: We Need Your Help to Stop School Overcrowding

The following is an update from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki Many schools in Baltimore County are experiencing a crisis level of overcrowding. Yet, development continues to be approved at record levels, especially in eastern Baltimore County. Allowing development when there is not enough space in schools hurts students and families. According to Baltimore County Public Schools, as Fox […]

Marks, Henn announce improvements to Perry Hall Elementary pathways

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and Board of Education member Julie Henn on Wednesday reported that the pathways from Perry Hall Elementary School to Ebenezer Road will be improved this summer, once school has closed. The current pathways are in a state of disrepair. “These are used by dozens of students every day, and by our recreation council volunteers […]

Councilman Marks: Traffic light, safety improvements planned along Campbell Boulevard

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Friday announced that the new Fiscal Year 2025 budget includes $800,000 to improve safety in Middle River’s Campbell Boulevard corridor. The budget allocates $400,000 to construct a traffic signal at Campbell Boulevard and Bird River Road, and $400,000 for traffic calming along Campbell Boulevard. Reducing the speeds in this area has been […]

Councilman Marks announces funding to advance 22-acre park in Perry Hall

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday announced that the FY 2025 budget proposal proposed by the Olszewski administration includes funding to advance the 22-acre park on Gerst Road in Perry Hall. The budget includes $400,000 for design and engineering of the park at the former Bierman Farm. Two community meetings have already been held to solicit input […]

Man found dead in Nottingham area

UPDATE: Councilman David Marks reports that the man died of natural causes. A quote from Councilman Marks has been added to the article. Original story below… ——— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Police say a man has been found dead in the Nottingham area. At around 3:15 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the Baltimore County Police Department said officers were called to the area of […]

Baltimore County Council considers new legislation to confirm County Executive’s planning board picks

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council is taking steps to secure more control over the County Executive’s planning board picks. The council is considering legislation that would require the County Executive’s picks for the planning board to be confirmed by the full County Council. The planning board is currently composed of 15 members, with eight of them appointed by the County […]

Councilman Marks to cosponsor Adequate Public Facilities legislation

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks will cosponsor legislation that reforms the Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO), a statute that governs how development is approved in school districts. The bill is sponsored by Councilman Izzy Patoka, chair of the County Council. The current APFO has been widely criticized by many community leaders and parents as allowing development in areas where […]