Baltimore's spending panel is being asked to approve more than $1,800 for outgoing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's security detail, which joined her on a trip to Martha's Vineyard for a political fundraiser and vacation.
The Board of Estimates is expected to approve Officer Kyle Gooden's meal and hotel expenses during a weeklong trip to the upscale Massachusetts island in August.
The board memo lists the purpose of the trip as a fundraiser for Kamala Harris, the California attorney general who is running for a U.S. Senate seat. Rawlings-Blake is secretary of the Democratic National Committee and active in party politics.
Rawlings-Blake spokesman Anthony McCarthy said...
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stands by before speaking at the start of a 300 Man March from Hilton to Milton streets to speak out against violence in the city.