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George Nilson

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  • Baltimore kept secret another speed camera audit report

    Baltimore kept secret another speed camera audit report
    You've likely heard about the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera program, which found error rates much higher than city officials had acknowledged. Turns out that's only part of the story. Engineering firm URS Corp. also delivered to City Hall a...
  • Speed camera questions [Editorial]

    Speed camera questions  [Editorial]
    Baltimore's City Council is taking the right step by launching an investigation into a secret audit of the city's speed camera system. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's statements on what the audit signified, how seriously it should be taken and what was...
  • Baltimore pleads the Fifth [Letter]

    Baltimore pleads the Fifth [Letter]
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was unsuccessful in keeping the secret audit of our failed speed camera program under wraps and now faces a City Council investigation and hundreds of victimized citizens who see City Hall as their enemy instead of their...
  • Jobs for city residents

    Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson appears to have shot down a proposal to require businesses that receive large city contracts or tax breaks from City Hall to hire local residents for 51 percent of new jobs they create. Last week, Mr. Nilson said the...
  • Troubled transition shuts down city speed cameras

    Troubled transition shuts down city speed cameras
    Baltimore's speed and red light camera system has experienced a near-complete shutdown during what city officials are calling a problematic transition to a new contractor, records show, and the new vendor says it could take four months to get its system...
  • Mayoral critic jailed, barred from City Hall

    A frequent critic of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration was arrested and jailed Wednesday morning when she tried to enter City Hall to attend a public meeting. Officers told the activist, Kim A. Trueheart, 55, of Baltimore, that she had...
  • Judge dismisses Pratt's lawsuit over city phone system

    Judge dismisses Pratt's lawsuit over city phone system
    A Baltimore circuit judge on Wednesday dismissed Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's lawsuit that alleged the Rawlings-Blake administration was illegally installing a new municipal phone system. In an oral ruling, Judge Pamela J. White said she couldn't find...
  • Baltimore police rebuked by federal judge in taping lawsuit

    Baltimore police rebuked by federal judge in taping lawsuit
    A federal judge has ordered Baltimore police to halt a "veritable witch hunt" into the personal life of a man who alleges that his camera was seized as he filmed an arrest. In a ruling unsealed Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey said the...
  • Stokes says he won't sign Harbor Point subsidy bill

    Stokes says he won't sign Harbor Point subsidy bill
    City Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the taxation committee, says he is refusing to physically sign legislation needed to approve public subsidies for the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development. The city's taxation committee voted 3-0 Wednesday night...
  • Clear Channel sues Baltimore, calls new billboard tax 'unconstitutional'

    Clear Channel sues Baltimore, calls new billboard tax 'unconstitutional'
    Arguing that billboards should be protected as free speech by the First Amendment, media firm Clear Channel Outdoor has filed a federal lawsuit against Baltimore and its new billboard tax. Baltimore began imposing a tax last month on billboard...
  • 'Superblock' developers want $50 million from city

     'Superblock' developers want $50 million from city
    The former developers of Baltimore's long-stalled "Superblock" project have filed suit against the city, demanding more than $50 million after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake canceled their exclusive rights to the west-side property. In a lawsuit filed...