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 …


Family, Opinion, Politics

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 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 …

Baltimore County Council to hold two public hearings on Master Plan 2030

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Council will hold two public hearings on the county’s proposed Master Plan for 2030. A copy of the Master Plan is available online here. The first hearing will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m. immediately following the 4 p.m. work session in the County Council Hearing Chamber, 2nd Floor, 400 Washington Ave., Towson, …

NOW YOU KNOW: Important changes to protect eastern Baltimore County

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. During the recently adjourned 445th meeting of the Maryland General Assembly, 810 bills passed. Approved bills are presented to the governor within 20 days of the assembly’s adjournment, and he then has up to 30 days to either sign or veto passed legislation, or it automatically becomes …

Baltimore County releases draft Master Plan 2030 for public comment

TOWSON, MD — Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week released the draft Master Plan 2030, an aspirational planning document intended to guide the County Executive, the County Council, and County departments in promoting responsible development in an equitable and environmentally sensitive manner throughout the next decade and beyond, for public review and comment. The public will have the opportunity …

Olszewski announces kickoff of Baltimore County Master Plan 2030 planning process

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Tuesday announced the kickoff of Master Plan 2030, the process for developing the County’s next master plan to guide smart growth over the coming decade. The master plan is intended to guide the County Executive, the County Council, and County departments in promoting responsible development in an equitable and environmentally sensitive manner that …