Julian Jones withdraws amendments that would weaken the county inspector genera

The Baltimore County Council unanimously passes two bills to solidify the powers of the inspector general after Jones backs off

This article originally appeared in the Baltimore Brew on December 18, 2023 and was written by Mark Reutter.  

The amendments Jones withdrew tonight were opposed by hundreds of citizens, who wrote or phoned in their opposition to the council, as well as a laundry list of good-government groups, such as the Association of Inspectors General, Common Cause Maryland, League of Women Voters and the Baltimore County Young Democrats.

Without mentioning any of these groups, the 4th District councilman, representing Randallstown and Owings Mills, concluded his statement by saying:

“I want to thank everyone who participated in the process, starting with my council colleagues, members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on Ethics and Accountability, the inspector general for a spirited debate, the county executive for creating the Office of Inspector General, and especially the citizens and employees of Baltoimore County who weighed in on this important debate.”

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