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.