As each councilmember made a statement, it became clear that the council wants the old S-Pass back. Mary Pat Clark, who was instrumental to getting extended hours in the first place, was particularly sharp, arguing that from the looks of things, the city is now getting less service for the same price, with our kids left out in the cold—literally. Jessica Marquez, a college-bound senior at Baltimore City College High School, spoke passionately about the life-changing effects of afterschool programs, made accessible by the S-Pass. Her parents were forced to quit school in the second grade to go to work, but she is headed to Washington College on a full ride scholarship, made possible by programs off campus and the transit to get her there. S-Pass changes risk devastating material effects on students like Marquez, and that reminder set the tone for the rest of the meeting.