I agree what the priorities should be, as outlined by Ms. Abrams. However, the middle class is approaching record lows in Baltimore. Rich people routinely beat the tax system and don't pay their fair share and people on assistance have nothing to pay into the system. It is also quite curious that there is always a strong, disproportionate police presence in the Homeland, Guilford, Roland Park and Mount Washington areas. Perhaps that's where the wealthy residents pay big property taxes. Why are the police in those sections? Money talks. The schools seem to be better there as well.