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  • Council seeks hundreds of pages of city speed camera documents

    Council seeks hundreds of pages of city speed camera documents
    A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....
  • Baltimore pleads the Fifth [Letter]

    Baltimore pleads the Fifth [Letter]
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was unsuccessful in keeping the secret audit of our failed speed camera program under wraps and now faces a City Council investigation and hundreds of victimized citizens who see City Hall as their enemy instead of their...
  • Speed camera questions [Editorial]

    Speed camera questions  [Editorial]
    Baltimore's City Council is taking the right step by launching an investigation into a secret audit of the city's speed camera system. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's statements on what the audit signified, how seriously it should be taken and what was...
  • Council to investigate administration over secret speed camera audit

    Council to investigate administration over secret speed camera audit
    The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly. "People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...
  • City to pay $200,000 to family of Marine veteran killed by off-duty police officer

    City to pay $200,000 to family of Marine veteran killed by off-duty police officer
    Baltimore is poised to pay a $200,000 settlement to the family of a Marine veteran killed outside a Mount Vernon nightclub by an off-duty police officer in June 2010. Though Gahiji Tshamba was not on the job when he shot 32-year-old Tyrone Brown 12...
  • Secret audit found city speed cameras had high error rates

    Baltimore's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, according to data from a secret audit conducted for the city last year and obtained by The Baltimore Sun. Consultant URS Corp. evaluated...
  • Councilman urges city to release speed camera audit

    Councilman urges city to release speed camera audit
    City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...
  • City spending board approves Harbor Point agreements

    City spending board approves Harbor Point agreements
    City officials formally approved agreements Wednesday with the developer of the $1.8 billion Harbor Point project over the protests of Comptroller Joan M. Pratt. The Board of Estimates approval, which was expected, will allow the city to eventually issue...
  • Baltimore police brutality settlements worth $113K on agenda

    Baltimore police brutality settlements worth $113K on agenda
    City officials are set to consider $113,000 in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality, including a case in which a well-known 77-year-old barber's arm was broken during an arrest. Baltimore's Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote...
  • The difference between 'public rulers' and public servants

    The difference between 'public rulers' and public servants
    Legendary Baltimore radio talk show host Ron Smith referred to our politicians as “public rulers.”  He refused to use their preferred term “public servants” because they rarely if ever act as servants, and if they did, it was...
  • Trash can pilot program approved for 9,250 Baltimore households

    Trash can pilot program approved for 9,250 Baltimore households
    Baltimore City will spend nearly $578,000 on a pilot program to provide large trash cans to 9,250 households, following approval by the city's spending panel Wednesday. The Board of Estimates awarded the project — designed to control the city's...
  • Voters to decide whether City Council should get independent lawyer

    Baltimore voters will decide whether to hire an independent lawyer for the City Council, under legislation approved Monday. Council members unanimously backed a proposal to hire their own lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for...