As I travel around the county I regularly see conditions in some neighborhoods, including my own, that simply would not be tolerated in other zip codes. It’s clear that a majority of folks feel that our county is on the wrong track, and that there is a huge disconnect between local government and their communities.
Aging communities all across Baltimore County face immense quality of life issues; places like Dundalk, Essex, Middle River, Lansdowne, Arbutus, Pikesville, Parkville, Overlea, and Fullerton all contend with issues like crime, trash, rats, lack of code enforcement, the opioid epidemic, and more.
As County Executive, I will make sure that communities like these receive the attention and support from county government that they deserve. We will focus on lifting up all of our aging communities through practical, community-driven re-development, encouraging job creation, and improving customer service.