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Amid Delta variant spike, Olszewski declares local state of emergency in Baltimore County

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has voted, along party lines, to extend the state of emergency. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD— As jurisdictions across Maryland and nationwide continue to experience rapidly increasing COVID-19 cases amid the contagious Delta variant, County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday declared a local state of emergency to expand Baltimore County’s ability to respond to …


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Baltimore County Council to continue meeting virtually

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council on Thursday announced that it will continue holding virtual sessions and meetings. The County Council had been considering a return to in-person sessions and meetings, including Work Sessions and Legislative Sessions, with the Legislative Session scheduled for Tuesday, September 7th at 6:00 p.m. Since the Council held its Budget Adoption Session in-person in the Council …


Baltimore County Police Department to hold annual memorial service on Friday [LIVE VIDEO]

TOWSON, MD—A memorial service to honor Baltimore County police officers who died while performing their duties will take place on Friday, May 14, at 10 a.m. The service will take place at Patriot Plaza, 401 Bosley Avenue in Towson (21204). The service will be moved inside the County Council Chambers in the Old Courthouse, 400 Washington Avenue, 21204 if there …

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 …

Baltimore County officials hold COVID-19 memorial event

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday held a memorial service to honor those county residents who died with COVID-19 over the past year. Olszewski was joined by Health Officer Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, County Council Chairman Julian Jones, and local faith leaders. The memorial event commemorated the recent anniversary of Baltimore County’s first COVID-19 death and to honor …

Olszewski announces 2021 series of virtual Baltimore County budget town hall meetings

BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week announced his third annual series of town hall meetings to hear from constituents about their ideas and priorities. Seven virtual meetings, one for each County Council district, will provide a forum for public discussion focused on future budget priorities and ensure that community members have the opportunity to provide input into the …

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 …

County Executive Olszewski, Councilman Jones announce SMART Policing Act to modernize policing in Baltimore County

UPDATE: The Baltimore County Council has passed the SMART Policing Act. Original story below… —— TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski, County Councilman Julian Jones, and other members of the Baltimore County Council on Tuesday announced the Strengthening Modernization, Accountability, Reform, and Transparency (SMART) Policing Act, a comprehensive package of initiatives to improve and modernize policing in Baltimore County while …