Baltimore County Council Set to Vote on Bill to End Pension ‘Double-Dipping’

Baltimore County Council members began debating Tuesday whether they should eliminate a pension policy that’s due to grant generous payouts to top officials, including the county executive.

The policy was created in 2010, allowing certain employees who retire from one county position and then return in another position to receive both pension benefits and a paycheck.

Three former council members who voted for the policy in 2010 stand to receive two pension checks, plus a lump-sum payout when they leave county office for good: County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, environmental director Vincent Gardina and Kamenetz’s lobbyist, Sam Moxley.