Several years ago, I was a committee chair for a local charity function at M&T Bank Stadium to benefit Baltimore's homeless.

Midway through the evening, Sheila Dixon graced us with her presence, making an appearance in one of those now infamous full-length mink coats.

I remember thinking at the time there could be no greater example of brazen temerity. But having just read that Ms. Dixon is considering a run for mayor in 2015, I stand corrected.

Richard Crystal, Baltimore