Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and a prominent developer are funding a campaign chest that can be used to back candidates they support — even as the developer, Caves Valley Partners, is awaiting county approvals to proceed with major projects.
Kamenetz’s campaign has transferred more than $100,000 to A Better Baltimore County, according to the latest campaign finance report. The fund’s other seven donors, which all have ties to Caves Valley Partners, contributed $23,000 to the political fund founded by the county executive.
Caves Valley is developing the high-profile Towson Row project— a $300 million development of stores, offices and homes off York Road that Kamenetz has said will be “an urban centerpiece.” Several county agencies must review the firm’s plans and have the authority to approve or reject them. Last year, Caves Valley was given a no-bid lease for a desirable county property on Washington Avenue that will become part of Towson Row.