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  • Lawmakers call for change on city schools leave pay

    Lawmakers call for change on city schools leave pay
    State and local lawmakers called on Baltimore school officials Monday to rein in policies and practices that led the district to pay employees $46 million last year in accrued leave, bonuses, overtime, stipends and other compensation. The district...
  • Don't exaggerate city's race problems

    On March 15, the front page of The Baltimore Sun screamed about a "racial divide" ("Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem". There is "1950's level racism in Baltimore," the city's African-American police commissioner had earlier observed. And...
  • Rawlings-Blake, Young at odds over rec center plan

    Rawlings-Blake, Young at odds over rec center plan
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young are at odds over the mayor’s plan to sell off four of the city’s downtown parking garages to raise up to $60 million for recreation centers....
  • Baltimore mayor battles other leaders over flow of information

    Baltimore mayor battles other leaders over flow of information
    Transparency was at the center of a City Hall debate last week, as Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other city leaders squabbled over notifications about alleged police misconduct. As the city spending board prepared to vote on a $150,000 settlement...
  • City defers vote on additional contract for water meter overhaul

    City defers vote on additional contract for water meter overhaul
    The Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to defer for one week awarding a contract to perform "urgent" infrastructure repairs as part of Baltimore's massive overhaul of more than 400,000 water meters. Board members, including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...
  • Cost of city's water meter overhaul rises

    Cost of city's water meter overhaul rises
    The cost of a massive project to overhaul all of Baltimore's more than 400,000 water meters is rising again — this time by about $4.2 million. On Wednesday, Baltimore's Board of Estimates is expected to allocate the additional money to the...
  • City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings

    City Council members shocked by schools deficit, plan hearings
    City Council members expressed shock Wednesday that the Baltimore school system has run up a deficit of more than $60 million — even before $35 million in proposed state budget cuts. Members said they were largely kept in the dark about the...
  • City schools don't need their own police force

    City schools don't need their own police force
    I have great respect for City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, but I think he's wrong when he suggests city school department needs its own police force because Baltimore City Police Department officers aren't capable of interacting with...
  • City Council votes to require restaurants to post health ratings

    City Council votes to require restaurants to post health ratings
    The Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would require every restaurant and carryout in the city to post its health rating based on a city review of its cleanliness. The council voted 10-5 to approve the measure,...
  • Rawlings-Blake to focus State of the City speech on small businesses

    Rawlings-Blake to focus State of the City speech on small businesses
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to make bolstering small business a focus of Monday's State of the City speech, pledging more funding for the city's Small Business Resource Center and $1 million for an "innovation fund" to help small firms acquire...
  • Is Baltimore learning from water crisis?

    Is Baltimore learning from water crisis?
    The comments by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young concerning their near total failure to supply running water to residents this winter demand a rebuttal ("Frustration mounts as city water outage continue,"...