Save 75% - Only $49.99 for 1 full year! digitalPLUS subscription offer ends 12/1
NewsOpinionReaders Respond

Olszewski can't plead ignorance

John A. Olszewski, Sr.

Baltimore County Councilman John A. Olszewski Sr. claims his failure to disclose his outside employment was an oversight, but that does not pass the smell test ("County councilman hasn't disclosed outside jobs for years," May 19).

Disclosure forms are very clear and do not require a college degree to fill out. The questions are quite clear and specifically ask about outside employment.

Being on the council and having privileged information could give council people an advantage in the bidding process for their employer.

Having served 15 years on the council, Mr. Olszewski can no longer say he is unfamiliar with the disclosure forms. If he is, he needs to resign.

J. Michael Collins, Reisterstown

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
John A. Olszewski, Sr.
  • Ethics inquiry hasn't shaken our faith in Olszewski
    Ethics inquiry hasn't shaken our faith in Olszewski

    Considering all the scandals we have in government, it is good that Baltimore County Councilman John A. Olszewski Sr. is being investigated by the county ethics board for not reporting his private employment history ("Ethics panel to discuss Olszewski omissions," June 2). Let the chips fall...

  • Olszewski: Dumber with age?
    Olszewski: Dumber with age?

    Baltimore County Councilman John Olszewski Sr. insults voters ("Councilman didn't disclose jobs," May 19). Did he think he was smarter than everyone else?

  • County councilman hasn't disclosed outside jobs for years
    County councilman hasn't disclosed outside jobs for years

    John Olszewski Sr. files amended disclosure forms

  • Ferguson: Is there justice for all?
    Ferguson: Is there justice for all?

    While I can, I go on hoping a majority of the grand jury in Ferguson votes to indict Officer Darren Wilson ("Far from Missouri, Baltimore readies for Ferguson ruling," Nov. 24). If they fail in that, the obvious choice is for everyone to go out and protest. The police in most of the country...

  • Praying for peace in Ferguson
    Praying for peace in Ferguson

    As we brace for the Ferguson grand jury to make a decision, there's a simple old adage that states, "God save the Queen."

  • Ferguson tweet shows poor judgment
    Ferguson tweet shows poor judgment

    In the case described in "Baltimore Police tweet about Ferguson draws criticism" (Nov. 21), while it is true that First Amendment Rights are important and this sergeant is entitled to her opinion, I question her judgment in opining on an incident not involving the Baltimore City Police...

  • Goats not baa-d groundskeepers
    Goats not baa-d groundskeepers

    I was thrilled to read about the goats eating the English ivy at Towson ("At Towson University, goats deliver weed-control lesson," Nov. 24). I drive by the Towson campus daily and have seen the ivy taking over the trees there. English ivy is a horrible scourge. Some of the vines are bigger...

  • Obama casts himself as a dictator with immigration action
    Obama casts himself as a dictator with immigration action

    On Thursday President Barack Obama granted amnesty to 5 million illegal aliens even though he declared it is not amnesty ("Obama makes his case for immigration action," Nov. 21). He has lost credibility with all the lies he has said in the past six years as president. What he did was...

Comments
Loading