Vicki Almond announces bid to become Baltimore County's first female executive

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Vicki Almond says she never pictured herself being where she is now: running to become the first woman to serve as Baltimore County executive.

Growing up with a single mother who struggled financially, Almond went to work as a teenager and took night classes to earn a high school diploma. As an adult, she got involved in her community, but was content for years being a PTA mother and a leader of neighborhood associations.

But eight years ago a desire to do more, and what she calls fortunate timing, led her to run for and win a seat on the Baltimore County Council.

Vicki Almond Joins County Executive Race

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When Vicki Almond contemplated a location to launch her campaign for Baltimore County executive, she sought a central gathering place. 

Without much hesitation, she selected Foundry Row, where she announced her candidacy on Wednesday surrounded by hundreds of family, friends and supporters.

Baltimore County councilwoman wants to end enhanced pension benefits

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A Baltimore County councilwoman is seeking to repeal a local law that allows some county officials to collect enhanced pension benefits — a move that would eliminate a “double-dipping” provision for the current county executive and some former members of the County Council.

Baltimore County Council bills target public meetings, ethics, developer contributions

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The Baltimore County Council is considering four measures that members say would make county government more transparent, and could attract more public input.

Baltimore County Council to consider live-stream of meetings

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The Baltimore County Council will consider a resolution Monday to urge more transparency in government, including live-streaming council meetings and work sessions.