Baltimore County officials have ordered a Parkville-area roller skating rink to cancel an Aug. 16 club-themed event after complaints about crowds of teenagers disturbing residents and businesses as they leave the rink at closing time.
Over the past several years, Baltimore County has made steady progress as it seeks to air condition all its public schools. Despite limited funding, the county is on track to reduce the number of schools lacking air conditioning from 54 percent in 2010 to 36 percent within two years.
Eastern Baltimore County residents are worried that a development bill by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz's administration could lead to poor planning in the Middle River area near Route 43, a community leader told County Council members Tuesday.
Baltimore County elections officials have rejected developer-funded petitions that sought to place the County Council's comprehensive zoning decisions on the 2014 ballot, saying the petitions didn't meet legal standards.
In a letter dated Thursday, County Attorney Mike Field told county elections board Director Katie Brown that the petition sponsors did not give all the necessary information to voters when gathering signatures. Brown's office is weighing whether to approve the referendum issue for the 2014 ballot.
Green Spring Station — a collection of boutiques, restaurants and offices near the northern end of the Jones Falls Expressway — commands some of the highest rent in Baltimore County. Visitors can shop for French linens at Paris-based Yves Delorme, try on mink at furrier Mano Swartz, and play squash at the Green Spring Racquet Club.
Petition signature collectors have hit the streets again in Baltimore County for a referendum effort on development issues — this time targeting a recent County Council bill that would protect a Middle River project from another voter referendum challenge.
The Baltimore County Council approved legislation Monday that would make it easier to redevelop large, historic manufacturing sites and also protect the planned redevelopment of the Middle River Depot.
Lawyers representing developers of the former Solo Cup and Middle River Depot properties asked the Baltimore County elections board Friday to reject petitions for a referendum to overturn zoning votes, saying the signatures were obtained by fraud.
Some community leaders in Baltimore County are fighting a referendum drive backed by developers, saying the developers are trying to "hijack" the county's zoning process because they didn't get their way.
While the fight over redevelopment of the former Solo Cup property overshadowed other issues in Baltimore County's comprehensive zoning review, County Council members made nearly 300 land-use decisions last week.