Become a digitalPLUS subscriber. 99¢ for 4 weeks.
News Opinion Readers Respond

Olszewski can't plead ignorance

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
  • 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

  • Taliban misrepresents Islam
    Taliban misrepresents Islam

    What possible crime could a young student have committed that he or she deserves death? Can't think of any, right? This is what was going through the minds of horror stricken parents in Peshawar, Pakistan ("Horror in Peshawar," Dec. 16).

  • In Md., deficits are nothing new
    In Md., deficits are nothing new

    "Somewhere along the way, as Maryland's revenue picture went from bad to worse, a scary term entered the Annapolis lexicon: the 'structural deficit.'" So said The Baltimore Sun on February 9, 2003 as then-Gov.-elect Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. proposed a plan to wipe out a $2 billion dollar shortfall...

  • Md. leaders protect funds for bay cleanup
    Md. leaders protect funds for bay cleanup

    Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, along with Rep. Steny Hoyer, deserve our thanks for securing funding in the recent omnibus appropriations bill to keep Maryland on track to cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams ("For better or worse, spending bill passes," Dec. 15).

  • CIA interrogators should not be punished
    CIA interrogators should not be punished

    I strongly suggest anyone who agrees with letter writer Max Obuszewski's idea to punish the CIA personnel who did their job under the direction of our government read about the torture inflicted upon our own troops in past wars and conflicts ("Failure to punish the CIA torturers means they will...

  • Revisit 'old-school' police programs
    Revisit 'old-school' police programs

    The recent influx of citizen unrest due to a rash of officer-related homicides has left the American citizenry skeptical of the greater good police departments bring to communities nationwide, especially that of traditionally violent neighborhoods that tend to have a majority of minority...

Comments
Loading