How about a city manager instead of a mayor in Baltimore?
May 02, 2019 at 12:45 PM
People pray outside Mayor Catherine Pugh's house Wednesday evening. (Ulysses Muñoz / Baltimore Sun video)
Considering the downward spiral of Baltimore's last three mayors, this former 43-year city resident has a solution: leave the job vacant, hire a professional city manager and then restrict the next mayor's job to ribbon-cuttings and holiday proclamations. As H.L. Mencken, the "sage of Baltimore,” said, “A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”