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Council president pitches Baltimore to White House as good choice for pilot programs

Council president pitches Baltimore to White House as good choice for pilot programs

Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young met Tuesday with a senior adviser to President Donald J. Trump, pitching the city as a place where the administration could pilot programs designed to help struggling cities.

"My mouth and my mind was racing," Young said. "You don't get the opportunity to talk to senior staff in the White House, not like that."

Young said he brought up infrastructure spending, crime fighting and education funding over lunch at the White House with Reed Cordish, the son of Baltimore developer David Cordish.

Reed Cordish serves under Jared Kushner and runs a group called the Office of American...

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