Tom Quirk

Olszewski, Marks hold Towson town hall to hear what residents have to say about the Baltimore County budget

Olszewski, Marks hold Towson town hall to hear what residents have to say about the Baltimore County budget

More than 100 Baltimore County residents poured into the Loch Raven High School auditorium Thursday night in Towson to participate in a town hall meeting hosted by Baltimore County’s new County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. to hear citizens’ budget priorities.

The three-hour meeting, hosted alongside County Councilman David Marks, was the first of seven planned around the county in each council district.

Reflecting on his days as a teacher, Olszewski opened the town hall with a quiz for its participants: How many people, he asked, testified on the county budget during the past two years? The answer: two.

That lack of participation was what Olszewski said he hoped to...

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