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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | August 5, 2003
After a week of intense negotiations, the Baltimore County Council unanimously approved granting binding arbitration for police and firefighters last night, but the final version of the bill omits or modifies provisions the labor organizations had identified as key to a meaningful system for negotiations. Leaders of the county's branches of the Fraternal Order of Police and International Association of Fire Fighters said, however, they are pleased that after years of efforts, they succeeded in gaining the right to have an arbitrator determine fair compensation and terms of employment for public safety workers.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | December 19, 1993
While supporters of assisted living homes for the elderly marshal their forces, the Baltimore County Council has postponed a scheduled vote Monday night on a bill that would ease restrictions on the facilities.The measure's sponsor, William A. Howard 4th, R-6th, said he asked for two-week delay so he could mount a campaign to "educate" his six colleagues about the regulation of such homes. Mr. Howard wants to pass the measure intact at the council's Jan. 3 session."It's a good bill the way it is," he said.
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October 26, 1998
FOR THE past four years, the Baltimore County Council has worked well. Instead of parochial bickering, the council's seven members have tended to agree on a broad vision for the future of the Baltimore area's largest local government. We hope this constructive approach continues.That's why The Sun supports the re-election of Steven G. Samuel Moxley, a Democrat who has represented the populous Arbutus, Catonsville and Westview areas since 1994, when he defeated Berchie Manley for the council seat.
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By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,SUN STAFF | May 27, 2005
The Baltimore County Council yesterday adopted a $1.45 billion budget and approved raises for police officers, firefighters, teachers - and for members of the council. The council unanimously adopted County Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s proposed budget largely unchanged, approving a spending plan that does not alter the county's property or income tax rates. But two council members, chairman Joseph Bartenfelder and John Olszewski Sr., voted against raising the salaries of county employees because, they said later, they oppose increasing council members' salaries from $45,000 to $54,000 a year.
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By Andrew A. Green and Andrew A. Green,SUN STAFF | January 29, 2003
The Baltimore County Council held its first public confirmation hearings for county department heads yesterday, but in contrast to the sometimes heated rhetoric that has accompanied Executive James T. Smith Jr.'s personnel moves so far, the discussions were cordial and focused on policy issues. The council interviewed Smith's appointees to head five departments - Arnold J. Eppel, acting director of the Department of Aging; David A.C. Carroll, director of the Department of Environmental Protection and Resource Management; Fire Chief John J. Hohman; Health Officer Michelle Leverett and acting Recreation and Parks Director Robert J. Barrett.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | January 5, 1999
Baltimore County Council enacted a measure last night that officials hope will clear the way to convert the former Catonsville Middle School into a $6.3 million recreation center, eliminating the right to appeal changes proposed for county-owned historic properties to the Board of Appeals.The County Council passed an ordinance, 4 to 3, that supporters say ensures a community center for Catonsville and clarifies county codes regarding appeals of projects on historic county properties."It's just clarifying what's already in the law," said Councilman Stephen G. Sam Moxley, a Catonsville Democrat who has been involved in the project for years.
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November 20, 2013
It was bad enough that the Baltimore County Council created bad policy and bad precedent when it blocked construction of new affordable housing in the Rosedale community this week. What was worse was how it was done, in such transparently bad faith. This decision wasn't the result of a rational discussion about how to meet the housing needs of the county's growing population of low-income residents. Rather it was the raw expression of a universal cry among fearful homeowners: "Not in my back yard!"
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By JOSH MITCHELL and JOSH MITCHELL,SUN REPORTER | August 14, 2006
Penny McCrimmon wants to bring a woman's point of view to what has for years been an all-male assemblage. She is running for the Baltimore County Council. "It's become an old boys' club," said McCrimmon, a Randallstown community activist who says she often hears from women who voted for her when she came up short in her council bid four years ago. "They told me that they wanted women on the council because nobody's representing their voice, nobody's hearing their issues." Across the nation, more women hold public office than did 15 years ago. More women are running for office this year than in any recent election, according to one recent study, and a woman is considered a leading contender for president in 2008.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 20, 2010
Milton H. "Mickey" Miller, 80, a retired commercial real estate broker and civic leader who ran a successful fundraising campaign for the Peabody Institute, died of congestive heart failure Nov. 12 at Sinai Hospital. The Pikesville resident was 80. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of J. Jefferson Miller, the Hecht department store executive who led downtown Baltimore's urban renewal development in the Charles Center. He was a 1948 Friends School graduate and earned a history degree at the Johns Hopkins University.
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