Hey Baltimore County, "Fund PARKS....COLLECT OPEN SPACE FEES!"

Hey Baltimore County, "Fund PARKS....COLLECT OPEN SPACE FEES!"

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Paul Dongarra started this petition to Johnny Olszewski

Sign this petition to encourage Baltimore County Executive, Johnny Olszewski, to close loopholes and enforce open space laws by creating and collecting a fee structure for Open Space Fees.  When Developers cannot meet onsite open space requirements for their projects, they are required to pay a fee which is required by law.  The County has not set the fee structure, nor collects them.  

Open Space funds are used to:

  • protect small parcels from development by creating and maintaining small pocket parks
  • maintain and improve current parks and ballfields 
  • improve walkability by creating connections to current parks and trails
  • improve property values, quality of life, health outcomes and the environment

This issue was brought to my attention by Barbara Hopkins of Neighborspace of Baltimore County.  To learn more about this important issue, check out their recent article "Why you need a car to take a walk." and consider donating to this great organization.

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