County Executive Kevin Kamenetz on Thursday released his state transportation priorities, and the Towson area was not among them.
“As we have seen before, the County Executive failed to present a single solution to the transportation problems in Towson, the area his administration has aggressively promoted for growth,” said Councilman David Marks, who represents the Towson area. “Every transportation advancement over the past six years — bike lanes, planning for a circulator — came because the state government took a leadership role when the county government did not.”
Kamenetz focused on mass transit needs in the western part of the county, as well as on roads in mainly in White Marsh, Sparrows Point and Owings Mills.
In a letter to state Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn earlier this month, Marks asked that the state look at, among other things, the intersection of York Road and Burke Avenue and the intersection of Loch Raven Boulevard and Joppa Road. York and Loch Raven are both state roads.
Source: Marks slams Kamenetz for lack of traffic improvements in Towson – Towson Flyer
This year’s major fundraiser “Bags, Baskets & Bites Bingo!” co-sponsored by the First Lutheran Church Towson (FLC) will be held at the church, 40 E. Burke Avenue in Towson, at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), Saturday, October 22. Beer and wine can be carried in.
The fundraiser supports the Assistance Center of Towson Churches’ mission to provide emergency food, financial aid and other help for people in our local communities who are struggling with hunger and other issues related to poverty.
Baltimore County Councilman David Marks, who represents the Fifth District, submitted the following op-ed:
Baltimore County’s Department of Public Works has some of the finest public servants I have met in two decades of working at every level of government. That includes the public works directors I have served with while on the County Council, Ed Adams and Steve Walsh. I voted to confirm both of them, and would do so again.Unfortunately, like any governmental bureaucracy, these public servants have to deal with political pressures placed on them from above.
Case in point: the recent decision by County Executive Kevin Kamenetz to proceed with changes along Towsontown Boulevard without support from the local community and with no notification to my office.
Source: David Marks introduces bill to require notice of road projects – Towson Flyer