Before the Baltimore County Council Tonight: A Vote to Enrich its Members’ Pensions

Years spent in county government made me an opponent of pensions and other generous retirement benefits for members of a county council.

Council members who have their eyes on a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow lose sight of their duty to act in the best interests of their constituents, avoid tough decisions and focus on doing whatever it takes to remain in office.

Political expediency replaces the pursuit of sound governmental policy as their guiding principle.