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Why I believe in Baltimore

Why I believe in Baltimore

Roughly 15 years ago, a movement sprang up in our city. It was encapsulated in a single word plastered on billboards, printed on bumper stickers and etched into our mayor's lapel pin. Despite all the big city problems we were facing, it asked each and every one of us with a stake in Baltimore to do one simple thing: believe.

Believe we could be a safe city again. Believe we could turn around a troubled education system. Believe we could reverse decades of population decline. Believe that we could regain our rightful place as a bastion of industry, innovation, business and tourism. The campaign meant something different to everyone. But no matter how we chose to embrace it, it...