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  • City to void more than 6,000 camera tickets

    City to void more than 6,000 camera tickets
    Baltimore City said Tuesday that it will throw out more than 6,000 speed and red-light camera tickets because its former contractor has stopped showing up in court to defend them — the latest sign of the dysfunction dogging Baltimore's speed...
  • Board questions deputy mayor's place in fire pension system

    Board questions deputy mayor's place in fire pension system
    Members of Baltimore's fire and police pension board are questioning whether one of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides should remain part of the lucrative pension system that covers sworn public safety officers. Administration officials say...
  • City comptroller uses jumbo check to represent wasteful city phone spending

    City comptroller uses jumbo check to represent wasteful city phone spending
    Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt brought a jumbo check to the city's Board of Estimates meeting Wednesday to represent the $400,000 she says the city is wasting per month on its outdated, expensive phone system. "We are losing $400,000 a month...
  • Ethics oversight board hasn't met in years

    Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him. A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
  • Mayor says City Council should review ethics director

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the City Council should take the lead on evaluating the performance of the city's ethics director — not an oversight board on which she sits that hasn't met in years. "I really believe the City...
  • Mayor's office contends city pays for 'phantom' phone lines

    The city of Baltimore is likely wasting tens of thousands of dollars a month on "phantom" phone lines that are never used, the city's new information technology director said Thursday. Chris Tonjes, who heads the Mayor's Office of Information Technology,...
  • Sun goes soft on phone 'mess'

    I write in response to your recent editorial concerning Baltimore City Inspector General David N. McClintock's report critical of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Office of Information Technology's misdeeds in its purchase and installation of Voice Over...
  • BGE overdue on $5.5 million in bills to Baltimore, officials say

    BGE overdue on $5.5 million in bills to Baltimore, officials say
    Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is past due on nearly $5.5 million in payments owed to the city for use of a conduit system that carries power and telecommunications lines, according to city officials. The late payments are causing "cash flow" issues...
  • City wasting $400,000 a month on phones, Pratt's lawyer says

    City wasting $400,000 a month on phones, Pratt's lawyer says
    Baltimore is wasting about $400,000 every month it does not install a new phone system, a lawyer for Comptroller Joan M. Pratt argued in court Thursday. But the mayor's lawyers argued that Pratt has no legal right to sue the city because she is a city...
  • City loses suit against former mayoral candidate's wife

    City loses suit against former mayoral candidate's wife
    The city of Baltimore has lost its case against the wife of former mayoral candidate Otis Rolley, who it claimed owed the city $26,100 for taking months of paid leave she hadn't earned while working for City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young....
  • 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...