Last year, the election of eight young, energetic and progressive leaders remade Baltimore’s City Council. Here are five steps they should take in 2018 to continue to deliver on their promise of change.
Andrew Kleine, Baltimore's longtime budget director, has resigned and his deputy will take over his position, according to city spending board documents. He was the focus of city council members' frustrations about budget negotiations earlier this year.
The Baltimore City Council is deeply divided over a proposal to impose a mandatory 1-year jail sentence for carrying a handgun in much of Baltimore — holding an impromptu 45 minute debate on the idea Monday before the measure had even been formally introduced.
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young met with a senior adviser to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, pitching the city as a place that the administration could pilot programs designed to help struggling cities.
With hundreds of school students, teachers and activists gathered for a hearing at the Baltimore War Memorial late Wednesday, the City Council's budget committee chairman had some news to share: A deal was done.
A Baltimore City Council committee voted Friday to cut about $13 million from Mayor Catherine Pugh's budget proposal — including from key programs she has touted for months — to free more money for schools and after-school programs.