Bill Would Let Baltimore County Politicians Impose Another Fee on Developers

Legislation that would let the Baltimore County Council impose fees on developers to help pay for schools, sewers and other public needs is moving forward in the General Assembly.

Similar legislation to allow “impact fees” in Baltimore County didn’t make it far last year — even though such fees are common elsewhere in Maryland. But with the county delegation behind it, supporters say they now have momentum for it as county officials look for ways to alleviate a budget shortfall and relieve overcrowded schools.