County Declines City’s Reimbursement for Support During Unrest

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.

For more information read the full article in The Baltimore Sun and previous coverage on Conduit Street.

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