Cathy has been officially endorsed by the Baltimore County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics, Local 1311.
In a letter announcing their endorsement, officers and members of IAFF Local 1311 applauded Cathy for her "leadership and fiscal responsibility" and "for making Public Safety a cornerstone of [her] agenda and vision."
“This 800 feet of sidewalk is really important to the Bowleys Quarters community to ensure safe passage to the shopping center,” Bevins said. “It took longer than I expected, but thanks to the efforts of the Bowleys Quarters Community Association and the Bowleys Quarters Improvement Association, it is a project that we can all be proud of.”
For eight years Bevins has been fighting to to get the new sidewalk along Bowleys Quarters Road, she said.
Baltimore County will invest $3.7 million to install a networked security camera system in all 107 elementary schools.
"Students need to know they are safe at school and these new cameras are an important step in ensuring their safety," Baltimore County Council Chair Cathy Bevins said.
“As Chair of the Council, I have worked closely with the County Executive and [Police] Chief [Jim] Johnson to address the increased thefts of cell phones and other portable devices that are now commonplace in our society,” Councilchair Cathy Bevins. “As an avid biker myself and someone who enjoys the outdoors, I know how important it is for people to feel safe and secure when they are walking, running, and riding bikes in their communities. We must continue to do all that we can to send criminals a ‘do not enter sign’ when it comes to Baltimore County.”
Councilwoman Bevins and friends took plunge, submerging themselves into frigid water at Rocky Point Beach and Park for the 8th annual Popsicle Plunge to benefit Marshy Point Nature Center.
In honor of their selection as “Lighthouse” schools, Cathy visited Chase and Hawthorne Elementary schools to present Baltimore County Council Resolutions to the school principals and congratulated and recognized the teachers and students for their dedication to promote and embrace modern, 21st century education.
Smoking will be banned in parts of Baltimore County parks under legislation approved Tuesday by the County Council.
The measure, which passed 6-0 with one member absent, bans smoking at playgrounds, tot lots, dog parks and athletic fields, and also within 30 feet of recreation buildings. Violators could be fined up to $50.
The Baltimore County Council has added synthetic cannabinoids to its list of illegal drugs after passing new legislation during its meeting Wednesday evening, Jan. 22.
“I do know first hand, that I have a friend who lost a son to $16 of this substance,” Bevins said. “So we are making a difference.
Beginning March 8, anyone caught purchasing, using, possessing, distributing or with the intent to distributed will be guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction will be subjected to a fine not to exceed $500 or imprisonment not exceeding 60 days, or both.