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...