Politics is a game that most elected officials play. It comes with the territory, but Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz does not try to disguise it.
On the Baltimore County Government website, there is a big headline “Jared Kushner-Owned Company Fined as Negligent Property Owner in Baltimore County.”
The article (written by Baltimore County) explains that there are more than 200 code violations in apartments owned by the Kushner Cos. Of course, Kamenetz mentioned that the company is owned by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner. Some of the allegations include more than 200 code violations that were observed by County inspectors within the past year.
Fontana Village and Commons at White Marsh are among the 13 apartments that Kushner Cos. Owns in Baltimore County. The article did not mention that which apartments were in violation of Baltimore County Code Enforcement.
I am sure the county’s allegations of Kushner Cos. are true , but I’m confident that Kushner Cos. is no better or no worse than any of the other apartment complexes in the county. I’m sure the county has investigated and found issues with other apartments (at least I hope they are not singling out Kushner Cos.) so why is there only an article written about Kushner Cos? We know why because it is Jared Kushner’s company.
I’m sure there are some community leaders that are hopefully that Baltimore County Code Enforcement is spending the same amount of time investigating all the property owners of vacant or rundown properties throughout Baltimore County as they are spending on Jared Kushner’s company.