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  • Balto. Co. councilwoman calls to delay stormwater fee vote

    Balto. Co. councilwoman calls to delay stormwater fee vote
    A Baltimore County Council member is calling for the council to delay its vote on a measure to impose stormwater management fees, saying neither the council nor the public has had enough time to study the issue. Councilwoman Vicki Almond, a Reisterstown...
  • Balto. Co. budget would add new seats for crowded schools

     Balto. Co. budget would add new seats for crowded schools
    Baltimore County would add classrooms for thousands of students under a budget proposal unveiled Monday by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz — a plan advocates hope signals a commitment to solve the overcrowding that has plagued the school system....
  • Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing

    Baltimore County Council poised to block low-income housing
    The Baltimore County Council is poised to block a low-income housing project planned in Rosedale by turning down state funding, citing fears the development would lead to increased crime and crowd the local elementary school. The move comes a month...
  • Measure would reduce open-space fees for Balto. Co. developers

    Measure would reduce open-space fees for Balto. Co. developers
    The Baltimore County Council could vote next week to reduce fees that developers pay to help the county build parks and buy recreational land. A council resolution would lower — in some cases by nearly 90 percent — so-called open-space waiver...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves $2.8 billion budget

    Balto. Co. Council approves $2.8 billion budget
    Baltimore County Council members formally adopted a county budget Thursday that they say focuses on basic services while keeping the county's property tax rate flat for the 25th year in a row. The council unanimously approved County Executive Kevin...
  • Balto. Co. Council lowers open-space fees for developers

    The Baltimore County Council voted Thursday to significantly lower fees developers pay to help the county buy parks and recreational land. A council resolution lowering the fees — in some categories nearly 90 percent — passed in a 6-1 vote,...
  • County panel rules in favor of Whalen's medical office project

    County panel rules in favor of Whalen's medical office project
    A Baltimore County Board of Appeals panel has ruled against a community group fighting a planned medical office building in Catonsville. The three board members on Thursday affirmed an earlier decision by a county administrative law judge who had...
  • Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund

    Baltimore County repays loan from pension fund
    Baltimore County has repaid more than $13 million it borrowed last year from its employees' pension fund, leading the county police union to drop a lawsuit over the loan. The county recently paid about $13.1 million, plus more than $500,000 in interest,...
  • Balto. Co. Council approves $17.2 million for air conditioning at five schools

    Balto. Co. Council approves $17.2 million for air conditioning at five schools
    The Baltimore County Council on Monday approved spending $17.2 million to air condition schools in Middle River, Parkville, Pikesville, Windsor Mill and Woodlawn. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz requested the funding for Featherbed Lane, Hawthorne,...
  • Growing phenomenon of hookah bars requires regulation [Editorial]

    Growing phenomenon of hookah bars requires regulation [Editorial]
    The hookah lounge, a staple of Middle Eastern culture, has now gained a foothold in American culture, drawing the attention of legislators and health advocates across the country worried about the impact of these purveyors of a new type of tobacco...
  • Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans

    Debating pros, cons of Baltimore County program to forgive some business loans
    The transformation of a vacant, 12-story eyesore into a gleaming office building has brought workers, shoppers and diners to the northern edge of downtown Towson — thanks in part to a public financing package that waived repayment of millions of...