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After concern prompts delay, City Council confirms Baltimore transportation director

After concern prompts delay, City Council confirms Baltimore transportation director

The Baltimore City Council on Monday unanimously confirmed Michelle Pourciau as the city's transportation director — one week after delaying her confirmation amid concerns.

After meeting one-on-one with Pourciau, City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young green-lighted her confirmation vote and she was approved without discussion.

“There was a slight pause so folks could regroup,” said Lester Davis, Young’s spokesman. “We’re moving forward. Folks are on the same page now.”

In recent weeks, several council members had expressed concerns about Pourciau, Mayor Catherine Pugh’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, which has a $207 million budget and more than...

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