Baltimore County has turned down Baltimore City’s offer to reimburse the county $257,000 for expenses related to police officers and first responders sent over to help during April’s unrest.
As reported in The Baltimore Sun:
“Frankly, we provided this personnel on an emergency basis with no expectation of a reimbursement,” [Baltimore County Executive Kevin] Kamenetz said. “The city is our neighbor, and when a friend is down, you lend them a helping hand and help them step up.”
“The residents of Baltimore County recognize that a strong Baltimore City is key to regional strength and stability, and for that reason, the county will not seek reimbursement,” Kamenetz said in a statement.
As previously reported on Conduit Street, the city is in the process of repaying counties that provided assistance during the unrest and plans to pay out about $1.8 million.