Mayor Catherine Pugh and City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young plan to travel to Las Vegas in May to attend the Global Retail Real Estate Convention.
Baltimore's Board of Estimates, on which both politicians sit, approved more than $11,000 Wednesday for Young and two aides to attend the conference from May 21 to May 25.
Pugh spokesman Anthony McCarthy said the mayor also will attend. Her expenses have not yet come before the city's spending panel.
"I will go focused to lure supermarkets to food deserts, sit-down restaurants, movie theaters and entertainment and attract venues to neighborhoods like Liberty Heights, where we located a ShopRite...