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Baltimore housing commissioner Paul Graziano resigns

Baltimore housing commissioner Paul Graziano resigns

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh announced Tuesday the resignation of longtime Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano, following through on her campaign promise to remove the embattled agency head.

Graziano, 62, had been under fire for more than a year over poor conditions at city public housing complexes and allegations that maintenance workers there demanded sex in return for repairs.

Pugh — along with other leading mayoral candidates — pledged during the campaign to remove Graziano.

She also pledged to separate the city and federal functions of the agency known as Baltimore Housing.

"I've been very clear," Pugh said Tuesday. "I thought it was...