Governor Hogan recently revealed a five-year $100 million plan to expand rural broadband. Starting fiscal year 2020 the state will award fund-matching grants for broadband expansion for unserved rural areas.
Join your County Executive Johnny Olszewski and Councilman Wade Kach for a town hall discussion on the county budget and share your thoughts, ideas and priorities with the new administration. This is part of a series of conversations across the county.
The Baltimore County Council will hear public testimony on legislation (Bill 102-18) proposing a 9 month industrial solar moratorium in Resource Conservation Zones on January 15th at 2pm. This proposal, sponsored by Councilman Kach additionally calls for an extensive study to be conducted for the purpose of future Solar legislation.
The crux of the issue is that Baltimore County needs two things to secure for itself a sustainable future: alternative energy that reduces our dependence on fossil fuels AND productive farmland to feed an ever-growing population. Baltimore County is well positioned to have both. There is abundant land that could be enhanced with solar arrays (parking lots, residential rooftops, and the rooftops of commercial and industrial structures) as well as contaminated lands, closed landfills, and remnant pieces on commercial sites.
However, our best farmland should not be the FIRST choice for these facilities. While solar can be located in a wide variety of places, cro...