| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:25 AM
In his first term representing the First District, Councilman Tom Quirk has seen how government works below the surface.
In his first term as chairman of the County Council, Quirk's perspective went even deeper.
The role included more than setting the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:22 PM
Baltimore County Council members approved Wednesday a $25,000 raise for the county executive, as well as an $8,500 boost for their own positions.
All seven members voted in favor of the increases. The raises will take effect in December and bring the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Some Baltimore County officials want to consider whether to allow more residents to keep chickens in their yards, making the county the latest local government in Maryland to examine a national coop craze.
A County Council resolution being considered...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 11:24 AM
Baltimore County officials on Thursday announced an expansion of library services that include full-time hours at the Loch Raven Library and year-round Sunday hours at each of the county's 19 library branches.
The changes are part of a service...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:01 PM
The Baltimore County Council on Tuesday asked the county planning board to consider whether more residents should be allowed to keep chickens as pets.
Members unanimously approved a resolution requesting a planning board review of zoning regulations...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Maryland's largest distributor of wine and spirits is moving its headquarters to White Marsh, taking more than 500 jobs from Anne Arundel to Baltimore County.
Baltimore County officials said Wednesday that Reliable Churchill will consolidate its...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The Baltimore County Council is poised to block a low-income housing project planned in Rosedale by turning down state funding, citing fears the development would lead to increased crime and crowd the local elementary school.
The move comes a month...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Baltimore County Council members rejected state funding Monday for a planned low-income housing development in Rosedale, passing a resolution expressing disapproval of the project.
In a 6-0 vote, with Councilman Kenneth Oliver abstaining, council...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said Wednesday that the County Council sent "the wrong message" this week by rejecting state funding for a planned affordable housing project in Rosedale.
Kamenetz's administration supported the proposed...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:17 PM
The Baltimore County Council voted Thursday to significantly lower fees developers pay to help the county buy parks and recreational land.
A council resolution lowering the fees — in some categories nearly 90 percent — passed in a 6-1 vote,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:11 PM
Over the past several years, Baltimore County has made steady progress as it seeks to air condition all its public schools. Despite limited funding, the county is on track to reduce the number of schools lacking air conditioning from 54 percent in 2010 to...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Eastern Baltimore County residents say a bill before the County Council could open the door to poorly planned development on a key tract in the Middle River area near Route 43.
"Let's work on a better bill, please," said Allen Robertson, president of...