Politics

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 …


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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), …


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 …

Olszewski announces legislative agenda for 2024 Maryland General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that his administration’s robust legislative agenda for the upcoming Maryland General Assembly’s 2024 Legislative Session will include a continued focus on issues of housing, securing funds for critical community projects, modernizing regional infrastructure, and supporting public safety. “As we prepare to begin 2024, Baltimore County remains focused on working with our …

Governor Moore announces program to increase homeownership opportunities in historically redlined communities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore this week announced the UPLIFT (Utilizing Progressive Lending Investments to Finance Transformation) program to increase homeownership opportunities, one of the most powerful drivers of the racial wealth gap, in chronically underinvested communities with a history of redlining. Administered through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development, the program will address homes impacted by appraisal gaps …