Police/Fire, Politics

County passes bill allowing police retirees to continue serving Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD— On Monday night, the Baltimore County Council passed legislation sponsored by Councilmen Tom Quirk (D-Catonsville) and David Marks (R-Perry Hall) that will allow for police retirees to be hired back by the county if they provide specialized knowledge that will benefit the county. Police retirees are one group that could be rehired by the county. The legislation was …


Business, Events, Politics

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 …


Director of DPW to retire, Olszewski makes other Baltimore County personnel announcements

TOWSON, MD—County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Friday made several important personnel announcements, filling key Baltimore County positions. “The key to building a better Baltimore County is building a great team, and I’m thrilled that these talented individuals will put their experience and passion to work on behalf of our residents and communities,” Olszewski said. Department of Public Works Acting Director …

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 …

Elected officials, community leaders share congratulatory videos for BCPS Class of 2020

TOWSON, MD—With virtual graduation ceremonies less than a week away, nearly two dozen elected officials and community leaders have congratulated the BCPS Class of 2020 by offering well wishes and words of wisdom through videos posted online. Now, the community can do the same. The #DearBCPSGrads campaign gives everyone the opportunity to offer congratulations and remarks by sharing videos or …

Olszewski to hold virtual town halls on COVID-19, budget

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski has announced that he will be holding virtual town halls to discuss COVID-19 and the county budget. At 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, Olszewski will hold an online town hall to discuss the county’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. County Executive Olszewski, Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Director of the Baltimore County Department of …

Baltimore County retains coveted triple-A bond rating

County Executive Johnny Olszewski announced on Tuesday that Baltimore County had retained its triple-A bond rating from all three major rating agencies, allowing the county to continue to issue bonds at the lowest possible interest rate. Moody’s Investor Service, Fitch Ratings, and S&P Global Ratings have each affirmed the county’s triple-A rating, making Baltimore County one of only 45 counties nationwide …

Councilman Marks names 2018 ‘Fifth District Citizens of the Year’

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Thursday he recipients of the Fifth District Citizens of the Year award for 2018. Councilman Marks created the Citizens of the Year program in 2011 to recognize outstanding community service or acts of valor by residents of the Fifth County Council district, which stretches from Towson to Kingsville. The Residents of Linwen Way On …