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Cole's record on development draws praise and concern
Cole's record on development draws praise and concern

In two terms on the Baltimore City Council, William H. Cole IV has earned a reputation as an enthusiastic champion of downtown development. That history — and his close ties to the business community — make him a great choice to jump-start the Baltimore Development Corp., his many supporters say. "He understands the balance that's needed between business interests and community interests," says Aris Melissaratos, interim dean of the business school at Stevenson University. He called Cole's appointment "a master stroke." But critics see Cole's record as a reason to be concerned. Rachel Kutler, an advocate for low-wage workers, faults his...

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