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Baltimore County Council bills target public meetings, ethics, developer contributions

Baltimore County Council bills target public meetings, ethics, developer contributions

The Baltimore County Council is considering four measures that members say would make county government more transparent, and could attract more public input.

County Councilman Wade Kach, a Republican, is proposing a bill that would require the council to hold more meetings in the evenings, and another that would require additional public hearings on the county's annual budget.

"There needs to be more public input, more openness and involvement," said Kach.

Councilwoman Vicki Almond, a Democrat, has introduced legislation that would require ethics training for top county officials and would ban all campaign contributions during the county's rezoning...

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