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  • Vote, even if your councilman doesn't

    Vote, even if your councilman doesn't
    Let's stipulate from the start that there's more to being a City Council member than voting in committee hearings. They need to help constituents with everything from getting potholes filled to navigating the city's permit process. They mediate neighborhood disputes, they serve on boards and commissions, and they attend community association meetings. It would be understandable if all those other commitments, plus family and professional ones — this is, after all, supposed to be a part-time job — caused them to miss a vote or two here and there.
  • Curran has been MIA from community meetings for years

    Curran has been MIA from community meetings for years
    As a long-time resident and member of the Beverly Hills Improvement Association — and with all due respect to former BHIA president Mimi Kelly — I don't understand how she or anyone else can defend our lack of representation on the Baltimore...

    Baltimore's City Council members often miss votes

    Baltimore's City Council members often miss votes
    City Councilman Brandon Scott's bill seeking health grades for Baltimore restaurants was languishing in committee, partly because not enough members showed up to vote. Councilman William "Pete" Welch was a persistent no-show. When the measure finally...

    City agency director has law firm with state contract on the side

    City agency director has law firm with state contract on the side
    The director of Baltimore's floundering CitiStat agency has been operating a private legal practice that works for state government under a contract that could be worth nearly $1 million, according to public records. Aides to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-...

    Mayor, Pratt finally agree to replace city phone system

    Mayor, Pratt finally agree to replace city phone system
    For three years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Comptroller Joan M. Pratt have fought over a stalled upgrade of Baltimore's outdated municipal phone system. Accusations have flown. Legal battles have been waged. Millions in taxpayer dollars, both...