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Baltimore City Council takes action against President-elect Trump. (WJZ)

As a citizen of Baltimore as well as property owner and taxpayer, I was appalled that Ryan Dorsey, a new member of the Baltimore City Council, was the lead sponsor of a resolution to condemn President-elect Donald Trump's statements ("City Councilman's first order of business? Condemning Donald Trump," Dec. 8). While I did not vote for Donald Trump, he is the president-elect and we have to live with that fact whether we like it or not. It is what it is.

Grandstanding is not what it takes to be an effective council member. There are far more issues facing Baltimore, and addressing them many of them will require financial assistance from the federal government. In case several council members missed Mayor Catherine Pugh's speech at her swearing-in ceremony, she made it known that she was preparing a letter to President-elect Trump and she was going to deliver it to him personally. She did so at the Army-Navy game this past Saturday where Mr. Trump was in attendance.

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The council's resolution accomplished nothing. I hope Councilman Dorsey and the other council members who joined him in supporting his resolution have not jeopardized the efforts by Mayor Pugh and Gov. Larry Hogan to get much-needed financial assistance for Baltimore from the federal government.

Susan Simon, Baltimore

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