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City Council kills bill requiring health grades for restaurants
City Council kills bill requiring health grades for restaurants

A City Council bill that would have required Baltimore eateries to post grades based on health inspections was defeated Monday night, failing by one vote after three council members switched their positions amid intense lobbying by restaurant owners. "The loser is the citizens of Baltimore," Councilman Brandon Scott, the bill's lead sponsor, said afterward. "I'm very, very angry some of my colleagues changed their votes, but you keep fighting for transparency." Gino Cardinale, owner of City Cafe in Mount Vernon, said he called or emailed every council member over the past week to urge them to amend or vote against the legislation, which he believes is...

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