Three Towson-area County Councilmembers introduced legislation Jan. 17 to expand a county pilot program designed to discourage unruly parties in neighborhoods near Towson University and the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
The bill seeks to add to the program parts of West Towson, Knettishall, Loch Raven Village and Rodgers Forge. The program currently applies to seven neighborhoods east of York Road: Aigburth Manor, Burkleigh Square, Knollwood-Donnybrook, Overbrook, Towson Manor Village, Wiltondale and part of northeast Towson. It also applies to a part of Arbutus, near the UMBC campus.
The Social Host Unruly Social Gatherings pilot program, which the council passed in January 2016, carries penalties for any gathering of four or more people in a home in designated areas near the universities if the gathering includes conduct that disturbs the peace. The measure holds tenants and landlords accountable for the violations.