Baltimore City certainly did show off its best with this week's Star-Spangled Spectacular to residents and tourists ("A spectacular weekend for Baltimore," Sept. 15). We were thrilled to see so many people lining the Inner Harbor promenade to enjoy tours of the visiting ships, watch the fireworks and dine at our local restaurants. And now the city prepares for Baltimore Book Festival, which moves to the Inner Harbor for the first time ever.
Looks like the Orioles aren't the only ones on a winning streak, despite some recent setbacks. So what can we do to prolong this energy and take this team all the way? With the city government's significant commitment of funding for the implementation of the Inner Harbor 2.0 plan led by the Waterfront Partnership, Greater Baltimore Committee and city, we could really knock it out of the park and bring home the pennant.
Laurie Schwartz, Baltimore
The writer is president of the Waterfront Partnership.
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