Welcome! I am an activist working in southwest Baltimore County. My top issues include campaign finance reform, a healthy environment, smarter development, a living wage, and an end to housing discrimination. But most of all, I work to hold county government accountable by highlighting our needs and whether they are being met.

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Recent Posts

Public not considered in new County Council procedures

August 26, 2019

A couple of months ago, I wrote about the developer impact fees bill, and the process by which it was amended and passed. In that post, I wrote: The county council’s standard procedure is to hold a public hearing (work session) on each bill to allow the public to testify. Work sessions are held at 2pm on a Tuesday in ... read more

Protect Green Space in Baltimore County

August 20, 2019

Baltimore County has an Adequate Public Facilities law, which requires that developers provide 1,000 square feet of open space per dwelling unit, or alternatively to pay a fee to the county to help fund parks, trails, and other natural areas. However, loopholes in the current law allow developers to deduct from the fee: Parking islands, small strips of grass between ... read more

How Much Impact Will the Impact Fees Bill Have?

June 10, 2019

The development impact fees bill that passed the Baltimore County Council on May 23 was a compromise bill that included provisions from both the County Executive's version and Councilman David Marks's version, with some addition provisions and exemptions added. Some of those provisions were added at the request of other council members. However, some of the exemptions and changes seem ... read more

Progress in Baltimore County

May 24, 2019

Yesterday, I attended the Baltimore County Council Budget Legislative Session. The Council convened to vote on County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s budget and all related bills. The good news is that the package passed largely intact. There were some changes, which I’ll explain below, but I’m excited to say that Baltimore County will be moving forward with some significant progress. First, ... read more