Confusing Way Baltimore County Council Conducts Business May Be Changing

Baltimore County Council meetings have at times turned into political train wrecks. Council members have filed last minute amendments to bills leading to confusion. Meanwhile, the public has no idea what’s being voted on.

1st District County Councilman Pat Young, a Democrat, plans to introduce reforms Monday night designed to bring order to the legislative chaos.

Young said he got to thinking about what government transparency should look like after last year’s confusing debate over banning single use plastic bags.