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  • Judge dismisses Pratt's lawsuit over city phone system

    Judge dismisses Pratt's lawsuit over city phone system
    A Baltimore circuit judge on Wednesday dismissed Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's lawsuit that alleged the Rawlings-Blake administration was illegally installing a new municipal phone system. In an oral ruling, Judge Pamela J. White said she couldn't find...
  • Mayoral critic jailed, barred from City Hall

    A frequent critic of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration was arrested and jailed Wednesday morning when she tried to enter City Hall to attend a public meeting. Officers told the activist, Kim A. Trueheart, 55, of Baltimore, that she had...
  • Jobs for city residents

    Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson appears to have shot down a proposal to require businesses that receive large city contracts or tax breaks from City Hall to hire local residents for 51 percent of new jobs they create. Last week, Mr. Nilson said the...
  • Troubled transition shuts down city speed cameras

    Troubled transition shuts down city speed cameras
    Baltimore's speed and red light camera system has experienced a near-complete shutdown during what city officials are calling a problematic transition to a new contractor, records show, and the new vendor says it could take four months to get its system...
  • City seeks to block questioning of former deputy mayor in phone suit

    The city's lawyer has filed paperwork to block a former deputy mayor and the administration's technology chief from answering questions in a lawsuit over a proposed overhaul of the municipal telephone system. City Solicitor George Nilson is asking a...
  • City comptroller uses jumbo check to represent wasteful city phone spending

    City comptroller uses jumbo check to represent wasteful city phone spending
    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the city's Board of Estimates meeting Wednesday to represent the $400,000 she says the city is wasting per month on its outdated, expensive phone system.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...
  • Ethics oversight board hasn't met in years

    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...
  • Mayor says City Council should review ethics director

    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...
  • Mayor's office contends city pays for 'phantom' phone lines

    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,...
  • City to void more than 6,000 camera tickets

    City to void more than 6,000 camera tickets
    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...
  • Board questions deputy mayor's place in fire pension system

    Board questions deputy mayor's place in fire pension system
    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...
  • Sun goes soft on phone 'mess'

    I write in response to your recent editorial concerning Baltimore City Inspector General David N. McClintock's report critical of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Office of Information Technology's misdeeds in its purchase and installation of Voice Over...