What does Baltimore County want to be, and what level of services should it provide its residents? That’s the question raised by County Executive Olszewski’s $3.4 billion budget proposal. Does the county want to keep doing what has been done in the past, or is there a desire to take a stand, right here and right now, and decide that good enough isn’t, well, good enough? The budget would fund new and expanded initiatives aimed at a variety of quality-of-life issues from addressing the opioid epidemic to creating bike lanes and investing more in road resurfacing while putting the county on a more sustainable financial path. To his credit, Mr. Olszewski has been straightforward about this. His tax and fee proposals aren’t an 11th-hour add-on or hidden from view, they were major talking points in his budget address — albeit couched as “difficult decisions” and made only after identifying $20 million in cuts including fewer student laptops under the school system’s controversial STAT initiative.