Grow the Economy
While the state government and other localities have raised taxes, Baltimore County has taken a different approach, making tough decisions that hold the line on tax rates. Property tax rates, for example, have not been raised in nearly three decades. Councilman Marks is a fiscal conservative who will do everything in his power to grow the economy, not county government. David Marks is working to:
- Keep tax rates stable, including property taxes.
- Target surpluses toward public safety, education, and infrastructure.
- Support public-private partnerships to advance community projects, as he has done with four parks. READ MORE >>
- Make county government more transparent, open, and efficient, and implement the best ideas from people of all political persuasions.
Build on Baltimore County’s Strengths
Baltimore County has unique advantages—over 200 miles of waterfront, several institutions of higher learning, and convenient access to major Interstate highways and rail lines. Another advantage is the diversity of Baltimore County’s communities. Each is important, and in a second term, Councilman Marks will aim to create jobs by building on the distinctiveness of each community in the Fifth District. David Marks will work to:
- Nurture the development of Downtown Towson, and support a vote on a business improvement district that can provide additional resources for security, transportation, landscaping and maintenance. READ MORE >>
- Continue the revitalization of commercial corridors like Joppa Road near Loch Raven Boulevard and Belair Road in Fullerton and Perry Hall. READ MORE >>
- Continue to reduce school overcrowding, and work toward the construction of a vocational-technical high school that can graduate skilled workers for businesses, particularly in the growing White Marsh area. READ MORE >>
Create A Greener Baltimore County
Baltimore County should be a model for sustainability. Councilman Marks has championed measures that will make our communities greener, from bike lanes and trails to more energy-efficient development. David Marks is working to:
- Complete eight new parks in the Fifth District.
- Implement legislation that allows for more solar energy production, while preserving the integrity of our rural communities. READ MORE >>
- Develop a bikeshare program and a transit circulator in Downtown Towson. READ MORE >>
- Build more sidewalks, trails, and bike lanes by implementing the Eastern Baltimore County Pedestrian and Bicycle Access Plan. READ MORE >>
- Extend the Northeast Trail from the Silver Spring Road area to South Perry Hall. READ MORE >>