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Baltimore County’s top watchdog could get new powers — but not over county records

November 21, 2023

A pair of bills before the Baltimore County Council could enshrine the Office of the Inspector General in county law and bolster its subpoena power over noncounty records, but the charter amendments proposed don’t include guarantees for its right to obtain government records.County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr. is requesting to put the charter change to referendum in the 2024 election, and reducing to 30 days, from 90 days, the period the IG must wait between requesting nongovernment records and requesting a court force their surrender.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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