| May 2, 2013
| 5:05 PM
A lawyer for Baltimore City says a task force appointed by the mayor to study the city's speed camera program did not hold an illegal closed-door meeting during a March visit to a contractor's headquarters.
But a prominent member of the task force called...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Baltimore City said Tuesday that it will throw out more than 6,000 speed and red-light camera tickets because its former contractor has stopped showing up in court to defend them — the latest sign of the dysfunction dogging Baltimore's speed...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Members of Baltimore's fire and police pension board are questioning whether one of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's top aides should remain part of the lucrative pension system that covers sworn public safety officers.
Administration officials say...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 12:27 PM
Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt brought a jumbo check to the city's Board of Estimates meeting Wednesday to represent the $400,000 she says the city is wasting per month on its outdated, expensive phone system.
"We are losing $400,000 a month...
| Nov 11, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him.
A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the City Council should take the lead on evaluating the performance of the city's ethics director — not an oversight board on which she sits that hasn't met in years.
"I really believe the City...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:22 PM
The city of Baltimore is likely wasting tens of thousands of dollars a month on "phantom" phone lines that are never used, the city's new information technology director said Thursday.
Chris Tonjes, who heads the Mayor's Office of Information Technology,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:33 PM
Former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon could face the loss of her city pension — and possibly prison time — after being charged with a probation violation connected to a plea deal she struck on perjury and theft allegations.
Dixon was $13,640...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. is past due on nearly $5.5 million in payments owed to the city for use of a conduit system that carries power and telecommunications lines, according to city officials.
The late payments are causing "cash flow" issues...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Baltimore is wasting about $400,000 every month it does not install a new phone system, a lawyer for Comptroller Joan M. Pratt argued in court Thursday. But the mayor's lawyers argued that Pratt has no legal right to sue the city because she is a city...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:26 PM
The city of Baltimore has lost its case against the wife of former mayoral candidate Otis Rolley, who it claimed owed the city $26,100 for taking months of paid leave she hadn't earned while working for City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A federal judge has ordered Baltimore police to halt a "veritable witch hunt" into the personal life of a man who alleges that his camera was seized as he filmed an arrest.
In a ruling unsealed Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Susan Gauvey said the...