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State of Emergency to end this week in Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County’s state of emergency will end this week. County Executive Johnny Olszewski will allow the current state of emergency to expire on Wednesday, November 3rd. The county’s COVID positivity rate has been steadily declining, as have been case rates and hospitalizations. Baltimore County’s original state of emergency expired in July, but Olszewski reinstated it in August as the …


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Olszewski announces preservation of 22-acre site in Perry Hall area

PERRY HALL, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced the purchase of a 22.3-acre parcel of land at the northeast corner of Gerst Road and New Gerst Lane in the eastern Perry Hall area, through Maryland’s Program Open Space (POS). The site was purchased for $3.07 million and is the latest effort to expand park and recreation opportunities throughout …


Olszewski announces formation of Baltimore County Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics and Accountability

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the formation of an independent Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics and Accountability, which will perform a comprehensive review and evaluation of Baltimore County’s current laws and policies governing public ethics, open government, and the Office of Inspector General. “Over the last three years, we’ve made Baltimore County’s government more open, accessible, …

Olszewski requires all new, replacement government vehicles to be hybrid or electric

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday announced an Executive Order to begin requiring all new and replacement passenger vehicles for the Baltimore County’s fleet to be hybrid or electric vehicles as local officials continue their efforts to reduce reliance on fossil fuels and greenhouse gas emissions. “We recognize our obligation to a cleaner, greener and more sustainable Baltimore County …

Additional details released on Officer Caprio/Unity Playground dedication, ribbon-cutting to be held at Gunpowder Elementary School

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Additional details have been released regarding this weekend’s dedication of the Unity Playground. A host of county and state elected and educational leaders, including Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams and Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, will participate in the ribbon-cutting for the new Unity Playground to honor the life and service of Ofc. Amy Caprio, …

Baltimore County releases opioid overdose data dashboard

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the release of a new data dashboard displaying detailed information about fatal and nonfatal opioid overdose incidents occurring in Baltimore County. “Every opioid overdose death is the tragic loss of a loved one. We hope this latest dashboard not only provides residents with access to this critical information, but also informs our …

Olszewski announces legislation to reduce truck traffic in residential communities throughout Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced plans to introduce legislation to reduce the high volume of commercial truck traffic on residential roads in portions of Baltimore County. The legislation is based on the recommendations of County’s Residential Truck Traffic Work Group, which released its final report last month. “This new legislation equips Baltimore County to address longstanding …

Baltimore County to launch online permitting platform

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday announced the first phase of Baltimore County’s transition from paper to online permit applications. Beginning November 1, officials say all construction permit applications will be filed online – paper applications will no longer be accepted. “We hold ourselves to the highest standards of customer service, and this is an important step toward improving …