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Date: Jan 3, 2019

Public meetings to foster transparency, invite feedback on budget

County Executive Johnny Olszewski is hosting a series of seven interactive town hall meetings across Baltimore County to prompt detailed public discussion focused on the County’s current fiscal climate, future budget priorities, and ensuring that community members have the opportunity to provide input into the budget planning process.

“In order to best serve the families and businesses of Baltimore County, we need to hear from them directly,” said Olszewski. “We are committed to working collaboratively with all of our stakeholders in every community so that we can overcome our challenges and build a better Baltimore County together.”

The first town hall meeting will be co-hosted by Councilman David Marks and will be held on Thursday, January 10, at 6:30 p.m. at Loch Raven High School (1212 Cowpens Ave, Towson, MD 21286).  In the event of inclement weather that cancels evening activities at Baltimore County Public Schools, the meeting will be postponed.

Community members will have the opportunity to hear directly from County Executive Olszewski and senior officials on the County’s budgetary constraints and fiscal challenges, and will be able to share their thoughts, ideas and priorities with the administration.

The schedule of town hall meetings is available here.


The new edition of smARTS, the Baltimore County arts and culture television show, explores Baltimore County filmmakers, looks at what motivates a jazz artist, and offers ideas for exploring arts with kids. CCBC Dance performs an original work. The program airs on Baltimore County cable channel 25. Featured segments include:

  • Host Carolyn Black-Sotir speaks with saxophonist Gregory Thompkins on what motivates his music.
  • Baltimore County has some great local filmmakers and “made in Baltimore County” films. Scott Braid from the Maryland Film Festival and filmmaker Joe Tropea go behind the screen credits.
  • Tommy Parlon from CCBC Dance talks about careers in dance, and the CCBC Dance company performs a new work.
  • Trisha Chason from the Baltimore County Arts Guild offers visual arts activities that nurture creativity in the children in your life.

smARTS airs Thursdays and Fridays, 7:00-7:30 p.m. and Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.- noon on Baltimore County cable channel 25. SmARTS segments can be viewed on the Baltimore County Government YouTube channel.

smARTS is a production of the Baltimore County Commission on Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Baltimore County Public Schools and BCPS-TV.

 

 

 


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017