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State of city leadership: Not good

Your recent article highlighting Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's final State of the City address, thank God, goes to show just how arrogant this woman seems to be ("Rawlings-Blake gives final State of the City," Feb. 29).

Her achievements are few and far between while her failures are evident to almost every city resident, regardless of income, race or political affiliation. Her failed promise of attracting 10,000 new families to Baltimore fell far short of the intended goal while her promise of transparency never materialized during her term as mayor.

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She consistently points to being a good fiscal steward, blaming the past administration for leaving her with a deficit of $100 million or more. However, the next mayor will be faced with an approximate $65 million deficit, and if I'm not mistaken, Ms. Rawlings-Blake was the City Council President during the time of the Sheila Dixon administration and she never once voted against one of that administration's budgets.

Therefore, my assessment of the State of the City is one of poor management, failed promises and false innuendoes that have left Baltimore in a horrendous condition. Thank God we have a chance to choose a more effective mayor this year.

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Hassan Giordano, Baltimore

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