Cathy Bevins

Baltimore County councilwoman wants to end enhanced pension benefits

Baltimore County councilwoman wants to end enhanced pension benefits

A Baltimore County councilwoman is seeking to repeal a local law that allows some county officials to collect enhanced pension benefits — a move that would eliminate a “double-dipping” provision for the current county executive and some former members of the County Council.

Councilwoman Vicki Almond said Tuesday she will introduce legislation that would reverse a 2010 law that opened the door for a handful of former council members — including County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — to earn two pensions and a lump-sum payout when they leave county government.

“Our Baltimore County employees aren’t subject to these kinds of perks, so why should anyone else be, quite frankly?” said...

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