The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved giving Tradepoint Atlantic up to $78 million to build roads, water lines and sewer pipes at the old steel mill in Sparrows Point that the company is redeveloping.
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.
At the final meeting of their term on Monday, Baltimore County Council members voted to extend the county’s traffic camera program, to hire lawyers to defend zoning lawsuits brought by religious groups and to accelerate construction projects.
The Baltimore County Council is considering a resolution encouraging White Marsh Mall to adopt a curfew for underage teenagers on Friday and Saturday evenings. The request would be a response to a fight over the summer during which police arrested seven minors and two 19-year-olds.
The Baltimore County Council plans to vote Monday on a bill that would give greater scrutiny to projects that would affect wildlife at county parks, a move inspired by a controversial tree-painting effort at Oregon Ridge Park.
The Baltimore County executive, Don Mohler, harshly criticized a proposal from two county legislators to cut late-night weekend bus service to White Marsh Mall after a fight on Saturday led to the arrest of nine people.
The Baltimore City Council president and a representative of a Northeast Baltimore district said Thursday that they were strongly opposed to a proposal to cut bus service to White Marsh Mall after a fight over the weekend. They believe some supporters of the proposal are motivated by racism.
Baltimore County Council members Cathy Bevins and Davis Marks asked the MTA in a letter Wednesday to stop sending buses to the White Marsh Mall area after 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays after a fight over the weekend that led to the arrest of two adults and seven juveniles.
Election-year politics burst out at the Baltimore County Council meeting Tuesday as two Democratic candidates seeking to be the next county executive offered support for a gun control bill sponsored by their common rival: Councilwoman Vicki Almond.
The decision to close the pediatric emergency room at Medstar Franklin Square hospital has caused an uproar from the community and hospital staff, who say MedStar has abandoned its mission to serve the community in the pursuit of profits.
The “Maryland Party” — that annual Las Vegas schmooze fest between developers and the state’s top elected and government officials — appears to be on schedule for this May despite being held, yet again, at a resort owned by billionaire Steve Wynn.