Baltimore County property taxes will not be raised in 2010, according to County Executive Jim Smith’s budget, released last week.

County pension and healthcare benefits were cut back to ensure that Baltimore County property taxes would not be raised.

Baltimore City income tax may be raised due to a deficit. Luckily the cuts and management of the Baltimore County budget prevent this need in the County.

Included in the budget is staffing for the new West Towson Elementary School.

The Baltimore Business Journal reported this great news about the budget.

To have property taxes not raised in a year where the economy is hurting so many people is a nice relief, and a definite plus for living in Baltimore County!