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(Word on the street is, Pugh's incommunicado while her attorney cut pleas and pension deal --at least as generous as Ms Dixon's-- before she tenders her resignation. Under the radar, this letter, latest in the series of grifters since O'Malley, arrives as city activists cobble a new charter to sever unilateral mayoral ordinance and spending authorities.)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Apr 9th, 2019 at 07:15:39 PM EST
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HA! REFORM is floating in the wind...
Behind The Scenes Of A Baltimore Corruption Scandal
JAISAL NOOR: So I want to go back to City Hall for a bit of this discussion, because you're all very familiar with City Hall; reported or worked there at various times. This has also exposed the power of the mayor in Baltimore City. Baltimore City is one of the strongest mayors in the country; controls over spending, appointments, and much more. What kind of reforms would you need to sort of pare back some of that power and distribute it more evenly with other politicians, but also the public as well?

JILL CARTER: Well, people have talked about, you know, should the charter be changed so we have a recall provision? Should the balance of power be changed on the Board of Estimates? Because right now the way it's constructed the mayor dominates that. She has-it's a five member board.

She's a keeper.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Apr 16th, 2019 at 08:10:41 PM EST
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