With Mary Pat Clarke and Ed Reisinger opting against reelection bids, more than 50 years of institutional memory will exit the Baltimore City Council chambers. They say it's time to let younger members carry on. City Hall is in flux because of the resignation of Mayor Catherine Pugh.
The fight for Baltimore City Council president is on now that Bernard C. "Jack" Young has become the city's 51st mayor after the resignation of Catherine Pugh. And the final faceoff may come down to council members Sharon Green Middleton and Brandon Scott.
The City Council will consider changing Baltimore’s charter amid the scandal over Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh’s sale of her self-published “Healthy Holly” children’s series. One of the proposals would allow the council to remove a mayor.
It is not enough that the Baltimore City Council ask for Mayor Catherine Pugh to resign amid the controversy over her Healthy Holly books and they should change the city charter to make it legal to oust mayors.
Acting Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young is seeking to reassure residents, city employees and state elected officials, saying he will serve as “a stabilizing force” for Baltimore while Mayor Catherine Pugh is on leave. Pugh's attorney has confirmed the state prosecutor is investigating her.
Baltimore and Maryland officials are reacting to Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh's leave of absence after it was revealed she had more deals to sell her line of "Healthy Holly" books to more than just the University of Maryland Medical System.
When Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh temporarily steps down at midnight Monday, City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young will take over as ex officio mayor. The 64-year-old married father of two has served on the council for 21 years, leading the body as president since 2010.
The proposed regulations for dockless scooters and bicycles in Baltimore will go before the City Council for a vote Monday evening and are expected to pass, according to the council president’s office.
Michael Harrison, Baltimore's first permanent police commissioner in 10 months, has received unanimous support from City Council. That means he's also launched on a complex mission: drive down historically high rates of violent crime while reforming a dysfunctional department.
The Baltimore City Council's executive appointments committee has approved Mayor Catherine Pugh's nomination of Michael Harrison as police commissioner. Harrison cleared what appeared to be his next-to-last hurdle with little opposition. He's a former New Orleans Police Department superintendent.
Councilman Robert Stokes, chairman of a Baltimore City Council committee that will consider Michael Harrison's nomination as police commissioner, said he expects Harrison will easily garner the votes needed to move on to a final vote by the full council.
The Baltimore City Council's public safety committee questioned fire officials about concerns raised by the union over the agency's resources and readiness to respond to blazes. Council members also asked about staffing policies and how the agency investigates misconduct allegations.
The City Council is poised to pass a bill Monday that would force a large Baltimore trash incinerator to dramatically reduce its emissions of harmful pollutants, even though questions remain unanswered about the domino effects it could have on the city's waste stream.
The City Council has given preliminary approval to a bill that would force the owner of a Southwest Baltimore trash incinerator to dramatically reduce emissions from what is the city’s single largest source of air pollution. Virtually all of the city’s trash is burned at Wheelabrator Baltimore.
The Baltimore City Council plans a hearing with fire department leaders after an aging truck caught fire and amid warnings from the firefighters' union about the agency's readiness. Councilman Brandon Scott says the hearing will be the first in a series to keep a closer watch on the department.
Michael Harrison, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh's pick for city police commissioner, has met with select community leaders, City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young and U.S. District Judge James Bredar, who's overseeing a court-ordered consent degree to reform the city's policing.
State Del. Talmadge Branch has submitted legislation to give Baltimore control of its police department — a change City Council members have been seeking for years. Branch says he sees no reason why the city is only Maryland jurisdiction with a police department that's technically a state agency.
The Baltimore City Council is already looking past Mayor Pugh's nominee to run the police department and looking to change the process before the next vacancy. We're not sure there's a legislative solution.