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George Nilson

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  • Voters to decide whether City Council should get independent lawyer

    Baltimore voters will decide whether to hire an independent lawyer for the City Council, under legislation approved Monday. Council members unanimously backed a proposal to hire their own lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for...
  • Trash can pilot program approved for 9,250 Baltimore households

    Trash can pilot program approved for 9,250 Baltimore households
    Baltimore City will spend nearly $578,000 on a pilot program to provide large trash cans to 9,250 households, following approval by the city's spending panel Wednesday. The Board of Estimates awarded the project — designed to control the city's...
  • The difference between 'public rulers' and public servants

    The difference between 'public rulers' and public servants
    Legendary Baltimore radio talk show host Ron Smith referred to our politicians as “public rulers.”  He refused to use their preferred term “public servants” because they rarely if ever act as servants, and if they did, it was...
  • Baltimore police brutality settlements worth $113K on agenda

    Baltimore police brutality settlements worth $113K on agenda
    City officials are set to consider $113,000 in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality, including a case in which a well-known 77-year-old barber's arm was broken during an arrest. Baltimore's Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote...
  • 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 says task force didn't violate open meetings law

    City says task force didn't violate open meetings law
    A lawyer for Baltimore City says a task force appointed by the mayor to study the city's speed camera program did not hold an illegal closed-door meeting during a March visit to a contractor's headquarters. But a prominent member of the task force called...
  • City to pay $100K to family of boy who died in school bus fall

    City to pay $100K to family of boy who died in school bus fall
    The city of Baltimore agreed Wednesday to pay $100,000 to a West Baltimore family whose special-needs student died after falling from a moving school bus in 2010. City Solicitor George Nilson said school officials knew that Jeremy C. Jennings Jr., the...
  • Bill would force contractors to hire city residents

    Bill would force contractors to hire city residents
    The City Council is poised to vote Monday on a bill that would require businesses receiving large city contracts or major financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore — or face sanctions. "We have the highest unemployment...
  • Council OKs bill that would force contractors to hire city residents

    Council OKs bill that would force contractors to hire city residents
    In a unanimous vote, the City Council gave preliminary approval Monday to a bill that would require businesses getting large city contracts or financial support to hire 51 percent of new workers from Baltimore. "My council colleagues believe this is a...
  • Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit

    Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit
    Baltimore officials approved Wednesday a payment of nearly $100,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union to settle a longstanding federal lawsuit over protesters' rights in Baltimore. As part of the settlement, city officials agreed to loosen...