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Kamenetz's evil twin

Hunt Valley, MD - December 7, 2015 - Firaxis Games president Steve Martin, left, gave a tour of the expanded studio to Baltimore County officials, including Will Anderson, director of Baltimore Economic and Workforce Development, second from left, and county executive Kevin Kamenetz, who paused to touch the display for "XCOM Enemy Within." Firaxis, the biggest video gaming company in the Hunt Valley and Timonium area, started in 1996 with 13 people. They recently expanded to 40,000 square feet at their Hunt Valley studio to accommodate today's 180 employees.
Hunt Valley, MD - December 7, 2015 - Firaxis Games president Steve Martin, left, gave a tour of the expanded studio to Baltimore County officials, including Will Anderson, director of Baltimore Economic and Workforce Development, second from left, and county executive Kevin Kamenetz, who paused to touch the display for "XCOM Enemy Within." Firaxis, the biggest video gaming company in the Hunt Valley and Timonium area, started in 1996 with 13 people. They recently expanded to 40,000 square feet at their Hunt Valley studio to accommodate today's 180 employees. (Amy Davis / Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz must have an evil twin brother. In my opinion, this is the onlylogicalexplanationfor his bizarre behavior in dealing with county parkland. It's either that or he fell down the rabbit hole with Alice in Wonderland.

Reportedly, the county executive is engaged in negotiations to purchase the 2.5 acre Radebaugh property in Towson ("Baltimore County still negotiating to buy Radebaugh property," Nov. 13). If successful, the county plans to utilize this property as a passive park for themain purpose of preserving this land from development. Hopefully, despite negotiation missteps, this purchase will occur. The acquisition of open space and parkland anywhere is important tothe quality of life everywhere!

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Amazingly, the opposite dynamicis occurring with the North Point Government Center Park in Dundalk. He is attempting to selloff acres of parkland (actively used by the public for over 60 years)so that commercial developmentcan occur.

Inexplicably, the "good twin" is buying private property longtime used as a business in Towson to preserve it from development. On the other hand, the "evil twin" is selling parkland (longtime used by the public) in Dundalkso that development may occur. As the "Lost in Space"robot often stated to Will Robinson, "this does not compute!"

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I just wish these "twins" would get their act together before more damage is done.If an evil twin doesn't exist, Mr. Kamenetzdoes deserve some credit forperhaps being the only person on earth who can really speak out both sides of his mouth.

Ronald R. Schaeffer, Dundalk

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