Baltimore County Councilwoman Cathy Bevins (D 6th District) announced on Thursday, January 9th, her intention to seek re-election for a second term in 2014. Bevins, 54, made the announcement at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center to a crowd of supporters including residents, community and business leaders. Currently in her first term as the elected representative of Baltimore County’s 6th district on the County Council, Bevins was recently appointed to serve as the Council’s ranking Chair member.
"Why would you want to put more affordable subsidized housing in an area that is already saturated?" Councilwoman Cathy Bevins said.
The project would have been built in Bevins' district, and she says the entire community disapproved the project. Bevins says the proposed 50 homes would've filtered families into already overcrowded schools.
Baltimore County Councilmembers David Marks and Cathy Bevins have introduced a resolution that could lead to new policies to preserve and plant trees in the county.
Under the resolution, introduced Monday, Aug. 5, the Baltimore County Commission on Environmental Quality would review the county’s standards for preserving and planting trees, with recommendations expected on or before the end of the year.
Bevins acknowledged that the crosswalks not only needed to be repaired by the county, but they needed to be marked more clearly with the use of flashing lights.
"Shortly after taking office I made it a priority to visit with as many businesses as possible," Bevins said. "When meeting with Franklin Square Administrators, they pointed out the lack of signage approaching pedestrian crossings. I immediately started to work with the County Executive's office to resolve the safety issue. It's very gratifying to see the new flashing light installed."
Bevins was diligent in overcoming challenges presented by county administration regarding installation of the lights. She was persistent in pursuing a solution and as a result spearheaded the orchestration of a pilot light program at MedStar Franklin Square.