Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Friday announced the hiring of a new chief technology officer after the former agency director resigned amid ethical concerns in February. Chris Tonjes, currently the chief information office for the D.C. Public Library, was chosen after a national search effort, the mayor's office said.
Baltimore County principals are protesting a new financial disclosure form that is the most detailed of any required in the region, setting up a debate over how much personal information some school officials should have to divulge to the public.
Former Howard County Housing director Stacy Spann's pending appointment to the Howard County Housing Commission is causing some minor controversy, as some believe it could be a conflict with his job as the head of Montgomery County's Housing Opportunities Commission.
Many restaurants and convenience stores give uniformed police and firefighters discounts to thank them for their service — and even to encourage them to frequent the establishments and provide unofficial security. But police and fire supervisors say public servants must walk a narrow line.
Baltimore's inspector general said Thursday he has launched a preliminary investigation into high-tech video phones the mayor's office bought for some City Hall offices — a purchase that prompted allegations of contracting irregularities and outcry about such spending in a time of tight budgets.
The County Council Monday unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit a property owner from obtaining a county rental license if they are more than 30 days behind on their condo association or homeowner association fees.
State Sen. Rob Garagiola, a Democrat from Germantown, has been sent a letter of reprimand from a state ethics committee for failing to disclose income he received as a lobbyist on state disclosure forms.
About 100 U.S. Secret Service agents will take part in a two-day ethics training this week to be overseen by professors at Johns Hopkins University — a response to the widening prostitution scandal that began in Colombia, agency and university officials said Monday.