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  • Speaking of corkage, it's on tonight's City Council agenda

     
    Corkage is on the Baltimore City Council agenda tonight, in the form of a "Request for State Legislation" Basically, this means that the council can't go around changing the city's liquor laws, but a thumbs-up from them would be a...
  • Reining in the mayor's power

    Reining in the mayor's power
    I fully agree with Baltimore City Councilman James Kraft that we need a partnership between the council and the mayor to move our city forward ("City Council revives bills aimed at weakening mayor's power," Jan. 16). The bill that would require a two-...

    Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms

    Council passes body camera bill, plastic bag ban, but veto looms
    The City Council voted Monday to ban plastic grocery bags and require all of Baltimore's nearly 3,000 police officers to wear body cameras. But Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake promptly repeated her pledge to veto both bills. "I can't sign legislation...

    City to cut some irksome business fees

    City to cut some irksome business fees
    Dave Stahl, the owner of Pete's Grille in Waverly, is fed up with the bewildering array of fees the city of Baltimore has charged his restaurant every year. The city billed $393 for the three flower boxes. The outdoor lights cost $35. And the electric...

    City Council revives bills aimed at weakening mayor's power

    Members of the Baltimore City Council are taking aim at the mayor's power. Several council members are pushing legislation that would weaken the mayor. The moves come amid growing acrimony at City Hall after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed two...