Police Reform Bill Is About Politics, Not Public Safety

September 29, 2020
Baltimore County Police Seal

Unless Bill 96-20, the SMART Policing Act, is significantly amended, I will most likely be the only County Council member to vote No. The bill will be discussed on Sept. 29 and voted on Oct. 2. If you remember, the first attempt at “police reform” legislation this summer was tabled by four members of the…

2020 CZMP Process Concludes

August 26, 2020

The hallmark responsibility of the Council is legislating for land-use. One of the tools we have is the Comprehensive Zoning and Map Process, or CZMP. This county process comes along every 4 years, with the most recent session concluding on August 25, 2020. During that special session of the Council, zoning maps were redrawn for…

County Budget and the Case for Property Tax Relief

May 15, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times that require decisive action. The COVID-19 public health crisis has disrupted everything from government, business, and our daily lives in unforeseen and painful ways. It has caused much debate over “essential vs. non-essential”, a debate that certainly extends into this year’s County budget process. Faced with projected revenue shortfalls…

Food Distribution

May 14, 2020

BCPS School locations for students Baltimore County Food Distribution

Baltimore County Food Distribution

May 14, 2020

Contact If you have questions or need assistance with food access, call 410-887-2594 or email food@baltimorecountymd.gov. If you are a senior, or contacting us on behalf of a senior with food access needs, call 410-887-2594 or email aginginfo@baltimorecountymd.gov Meal Distribution for Older Adults The Baltimore County Department of Aging (BCDA) is providing boxes of food to the County’s older adults. The…

District 7 BCPS food locations

May 14, 2020

Free Meals for Students Aged 18 and Younger While students are encouraged to be present when picking up meals, accommodations will be made for students who are unable to be present. Students receive a breakfast, lunch and snack on Monday through Wednesday. On Thursday, students receive two breakfasts, two lunches, and two snacks for Thursday…

Protecting Fort Howard

April 7, 2020
Fort Howard Sign

The business of local government continues, even as COVID-19 has disrupted government operations as it has everyone else. One process that continues is the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP). As your Councilman, I have decision making authority regarding CZMP issues. It is a responsibility I take seriously. CZMP issue 7-015, the Fort Howard VA property…

Why I Voted Against The SAFE Act

January 24, 2020

This week, my County Council colleagues voted for symbolic gun legislation designed and drafted by the County Executive’s team. Marketed as “crucial public safety legislation”, the Bill appeals to the anger, frustration, and grief we feel when gun violence hits our community. However, the Bill is deeply flawed and gives the County Executive and the…

Press Release: A Firm NO on the HOME Act

October 7, 2019

Last week, the County Executive introduced a bill to the Council that threatens all we’ve accomplished so far. Known as the “HOME Act,” this bill would force property owners to accept section 8 housing vouchers. Under the bill, a landlord who chooses not to accept a housing voucher from a prospective tenant would be guilty…

Under Siege!

April 22, 2019

I am not sure there are words enough to express our outrage and anger about the havoc that took place at Eastpoint Mall last night. For the second year in a row, the traditional carnival was transformed into complete turmoil- costing you, the hard working taxpayer of Baltimore County- valuable police resources that could have…