Councilman welcomes Tigers, asks students to “keep the peace”

letter to the editor

I would like to welcome the students, faculty and administrators of Towson University for the 2018-2019 academic year. In particular, it is a pleasure to welcome one of Towson University’s most culturally diverse classes.

It is difficult to imagine our community without Towson University or Goucher College. These institutions of higher learning are not only centers for education and culture, but they employ thousands of workers and reinforce our local economy. Towson University has generated more than $139.4 billion in output since 1866, and supported more than 34,876 jobs as of 2014.

These are exciting times for Towson. Downtown Towson being redeveloped, with new housing, retail and office construction. My goal is to increase the linkages between Towson University and the downtown core. I applaud the work that President Kim Schatzel and her office have done to strengthen the relationship between Towson University and its neighbors.

Many students live in established communities, and for the most part, these students are good neighbors. Several years ago, the Baltimore County Council approved the Social Host Ordinance legislation that targets unruly disturbances, and since that time, there has been a significant decrease in complaints. I ask that students do everything they can to help keep the peace in Towson.

Once again, welcome to Towson!

David Marks

Baltimore County Councilman, Fifth District

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