Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation Monday to create a special account in Baltimore's budget for youth programs,setting up the likelihood of a City Council override for the first time in more than three decades.
The City Council voted 14-0 last month to approve the legislation proposed by President Bernard C. "Jack" Young. That's more than enough votes to override the mayor's veto and put the charter amendment before voters in November.
The Children and Youth Fund would earmark 3 percent of the city's discretionary spending for programs for children and teens. That would amount to $30 million in the current budget.
Rawlings-Blake said earmarking a...