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  • Selling city parking garages makes sense [Commentary]

    Selling city parking garages makes sense [Commentary]
    Running parking garages is not a core function of government, so Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake's plan to sell off city-owned garages would be an encouraging step toward shedding non-essential city assets and investing in more important priorities for the city's residents and long-term fiscal health.
  • Water worries [Editorial]

    Water worries  [Editorial]
    If Baltimore were actually considering privatizing its water system, the 50 or so people who were protesting outside City Hall on Wednesday would have had a strong case to be upset. But it's not. Rather, Baltimore is looking for a consultant to evaluate...

    Baltimore's parking economics [Editorial]

    Baltimore's parking economics  [Editorial]
    Chicago's 2008 privatization of its municipal parking assets is widely considered to be a colossal boondoggle. Los Angeles considered selling off a few of its parking garages earlier this decade but scrapped the idea after it became clear that the deal...

    North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions

    North Riverside may privatize fire department to save on pensions
    Last year North Riverside officials received a letter from a state agency ordering the village to start paying more into its underfunded pension accounts or face a financial reckoning. The ultimatum and a shortage of cash prompted the village to...

    Residents, union workers protest sale of public housing

    Residents, union workers protest sale of public housing
    Sixty city public housing residents and union workers staged a protest Wednesday against a plan to sell the housing to private developers. Protesters fear the Housing Authority of Baltimore City's plan would lead to lost jobs, displaced residents and...