| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's close friend Lisa Harris Jones and her husband, Sean Malone, made almost $150,000 last year lobbying the city on behalf of business clients, according to reports filed with Baltimore's ethics board.
The forms show...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 6:36 PM
Baltimore officials said Monday they are scrapping all 83 of the city's automated speed cameras and "methodically" replacing them with newer models, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found errors with the system.
The overhaul, estimated to cost...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Your series of articles on the speed camera fiasco prompts me to make the following comments. Since I started teaching political science in 1964 with my first assignment at Ridgely Junior High School, I have developed a good idea of what constitutes...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Maryland law says that "if a contractor operates a speed camera system on behalf of a local jurisdiction, the contractor's fee may not be contingent on the number of citations issued or paid." Baltimore City, like some other jurisdictions around the...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Baltimore police officials said Thursday the department is doubling to 25 the number of officers available to review speed camera tickets — one of several moves intended to help prevent the issuance of erroneous citations, which has cast a cloud...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 5:14 PM
Speed camera companies and local governments would be penalized $1,000 for each "bogus" citation issued to motorists under proposed legislation announced Monday by state Del. Jon Cardin.
The Baltimore County Democrat also wants to require governments in...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Members of Baltimore's legislative delegation in Annapolis chastised city transportation officials Friday for problems with the city's lucrative network of speed cameras.
Del. Brian McHale called it "unjust" that the city won't try to identify, and...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 2:48 PM
Baltimore transportation officials have set high expectations for the city's new speed cameras, telling state lawmakers the devices won't be susceptible to errors that plagued the system over the past three years.
"We won't have this problem moving...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Arizona-based American Traffic Solutions Inc. was selected as the preferred bidder for an automated camera system to tag speeders near public schools and parks, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration said today.
City procurement officials notified ATS in...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 7:45 AM
If you're in a business that seeks to influence government policies in Baltimore, chances are you've hired the lobbying firm of Harris Jones & Malone.
Various companies have on file with the city ethics board a total of 56 forms stating that they are...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Baltimore officials on Wednesday hired a private company to oversee an overhaul of the city's speed and red light camera system — and audit tickets to ensure accuracy.
The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved a six-month, $278,...