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Messy, flawed process filled City Council vacancy [Letter]
Messy, flawed process filled City Council vacancy [Letter]

As expected, the Baltimore City Council has held its collective nose and rubber-stamped the committee recommendation to give Eric Costello the 11th District councilmanic seat vacated by Bill Cole ("City Council unanimously backs Costello, criticizes process," Oct. 6). This despite the recognized shortcomings of the process. Old habits die hard. We can only wonder why the people of the 11th District are forced to rely so heavily on a decision by others who won't have to live with the consequences. It is time for the council to do a little honest work and produce what the military calls an "after action" or "lessons learned" report. I believe they will...