Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is planning a series of “town hall” meetings around the county in early 2019. He plans to hold meetings jointly with each of the seven Baltimore County Council members. Five have been scheduled:
» Fifth District with Councilman David Marks: Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Ave. in Towson.
» Fourth District with Councilman Julian Jones: Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the Randallstown Community Center, 3505 Resource Drive.
» Seventh District with Councilman Todd Crandell: Jan. 31 at 6:30 p.m. at a location to be announced.
As financial experts warn that Baltimore County may need to either raise taxes or scale back borrowing, the new county executive said Monday his first act will be to form a commission to review the county’s fiscal outlook and budget process.