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Baltimore needs new leadership

The recent article about the Baltimore recreation not receiving many bids to operate them and the prospect of closing some ("City gets few third-party bids to run rec centers," Oct. 13), indicates how disconnected our elected officials are, especially when the day before Donald Fry of the Greater Baltimore Committee asked the state for $2 million to $3 million to do a feasibility study for a new convention center expansion.

This is the same Mr. Fry who heads the slots commission and can't seem to get slots built in Baltimore because of the cost to the bidders to create revenue for the city.

I understand one hotel in Baltimore was recently denied a convention because the attendees wanted gambling. The hotel offered to bus them, but they wanted local gambling. So wake up, Baltimore.

Next month, the voters of Baltimore City will have an opportunity to change who decides what is most important. If they don't start making changes, then they will have no one to blame but themselves and the kids will continue to suffer.

J. Michael Collins, Reisterstown

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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