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  • Ethics oversight board hasn't met in years

    Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him. A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
  • Watching the watchdog

    Avery Aisenstark, the chief adviser to the Baltimore City Ethics Board, recently performed outside legal work on behalf of two developers who do business with the city. He insists that he did nothing illegal or unethical, but some outside watchdogs are...
  • Maryland Live casino to replace some slots with table games

    Maryland Live casino to replace some slots with table games
    The state's largest casino plans to hire hundreds of dealers and install 150 table games, with some taking wagers of up to $10,000, Maryland Live officials said Wednesday in the first detailed announcement since voters legalized such games last week....
  • Mayor says City Council should review ethics director

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the City Council should take the lead on evaluating the performance of the city's ethics director — not an oversight board on which she sits that hasn't met in years. "I really believe the City...
  • Almond: Kamenetz should speak out on zoning referendum drive

    Baltimore County Council Chairwoman Vicki Almond is questioning why County Executive Kevin Kamenetz hasn't spoken out about a local referendum campaign linked to developers. The petition drive, which seeks to put zoning decisions in Almond's and...
  • Balto. Co. community groups oppose referendum drive

    Some community leaders in Baltimore County are fighting a referendum drive they say is backed by developers who are trying to "hijack" the county's zoning process because they didn't get their way. A coalition calling itself "Don't Sign It!" urged county...
  • Balto. Co. referendum backers say they have enough signatures

    Balto. Co. referendum backers say they have enough signatures
    Backers of a referendum drive to challenge Baltimore County zoning decisions say they have gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in 2014. The supporters say they have collected more than 70,000 signatures — far more than the...
  • Developers have given $225,000 to Balto. Co. referendum drive

    Developers and shopping-center owners have contributed more than $225,000 to efforts to challenge zoning decisions in Baltimore County through referendums, financial disclosure forms show. Contributors to the drive include firms tied to developers Howard...
  • Against Question 7: Gambling expansion is a bad deal for Maryland taxpayers

    Against Question 7: Gambling expansion is a bad deal for Maryland taxpayers
    We support Maryland's slot machine gambling program, and we think it would be wise to eventually expand it to include table games, which would attract additional economic development and create more jobs. It might even be a good idea one day to allow a...
  • Judge allows release of petitions in Balto. Co. zoning referendum drive

    Judge allows release of petitions in Balto. Co. zoning referendum drive
    A Baltimore County judge allowed the release Wednesday of the names of people who signed petitions to challenge the county's zoning maps, saying the information is "clearly a public record." In the latest turn in a battle between developers, Circuit...
  • City ethics director does legal work on county zoning battle

    The director of Baltimore's ethics board — a full-time city employee — is performing legal work on behalf of developers embroiled in a zoning battle in Baltimore County. Avery Aisenstark, who is paid $94,000 as director of the city's...
  • Common Cause questions city ethics director's fitness for job

    Common Cause Maryland questioned Friday whether the city's ethics board director is fit for the job after he acknowledged that he was performing legal work on behalf of developers with business interests in Baltimore. "This raises questions about his...