Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. on Thursday asked Maryland lawmakers to reconsider legislation that would provide additional state funding to the counties for school construction during the General Assembly’s special session beginning May 1.
Three years into a legal settlement targeting housing policies, Baltimore County says more than half of the 1,000 affordable homes it promised are built or in the works. But challenges remain as the county navigates the multiyear settlement under the administration of a new county executive.
Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is seeking the county’s first income tax increase in nearly 30 years — plus new fees on development and additional charges on residents’ monthly cellphone and cable bills.
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.