The Baltimore County Council wants to show its love for the underdog UMBC men's basketball team.
Councilman Tom Quirk, a Democrat who represents an area that includes the UMBC campus in Catonsville, suggested to his colleagues that the council invite the Retrievers basketball team to a future meeting.
“They are certainly deserving of a resolution. The certainly put UMBC and Baltimore County on the map,” said council Chairman Julian Jones. At one point during the meeting, Jones quizzed other members and staff whether they watched Friday’s game.
As Jones closed the meeting and wished the audience a good evening, Quirk piped up: “Go UMBC!”
In other council business, members:
- Approved a bill requiring the county executive to hold two public hearings in different parts of the county before introducing the budget.