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Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]
Kamenetz thwarts open government [Letter]

Your recent articles, "Reshaped Baltimore County library board" (July 11) and "Balto. Co. police should not have contacted Dundalk activists, chief says" (July 28), seem to be spot-on regarding the limited amount of free speech and expression that are tolerated by the Baltimore County government. The library board, a theoretically independent body, disagreed with the County Executive Kevin Kamenetz regarding the reassignment of 28 staff to the county information technology unit. Following that disagreement earlier this year, the county executive recently made wholesale changes to the board by dismissing those members who had expressed concerns about the staff transfers....