Baltimore County's suggested opioid plan could run into concerns about what treatment and recovery facilities will mean for neighborhoods and complications in rewriting existing laws and zoning restrictions.
The arts and entertainment designation could encourage artists to create and sell their work without paying state income tax and spur property owners and developers to spend money improving existing buildings, also with the help of tax breaks.
The bill, known as the Baltimore County HOME Act, aims to ban discrimination based on a person’s source of income. Council’s four Democrats voted for the bill; the three Republicans voted against the proposal.
There have been 38 homicides in the county through Oct. 22, compared with 25 during the same period last year, according to county crime data. Even as homicides jumped, there’s only been one more non-fatal shooting than last year with police reporting 47 through Oct. 22.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. has created a team to identify and address reasons why minority motorists are more likely to be pulled over and more likely to be cited than white motorists.
The Baltimore County Council on Nov. 4 will have to vote to determine whether to prohibit landlords from denying low-income applicants or renters because they plan to use federally subsidized housing vouchers.
Mountain Christian Church has postponed its application process with the Environment Department “to think creatively, re-evaluate all the factors and possibilities, and discern if there were any other viable options.”
Baltimore County Democrats recommended Jackson to fill the District 8 seat in Northeast Baltimore County vacated by Eric Bromwell, while Forbes will fill the District 42A seat in the Towson area formerly held by Stephen Lafferty.
Letters obtained by The Baltimore Sun show Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. encouraging the Vanguard Retail Property Development and the Dundalk community to reset discussions on the redevelopment of North Point Government Center Park.