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 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.
City Council members want to cap drivers’ speed on Baltimore streets to 25 mph on main roads and 20 mph on side streets. Legislation proposed by Ryan Dorsey and Mary Pat Clarke would drop the top speed on main thoroughfares such as Harford Road, Martin Luther King Boulevard and York Road.
Only months after rejecting a similar measure, the Baltimore City Council is poised to pass a bill Monday to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 — nearly $5 an hour higher than in surrounding counties.
"It's time to share the wealth." That's Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke's latest slogan in her campaign for a $15 minimum wage in Baltimore. Like most sound bites, this one is both simplistic and misleading. It wrongly assumes a Baltimore with strong labor demand. It foolishly imagines that fixing the price of entry-level and unskilled labor half again higher than that payable a few miles away will produce no competitive ill effects.
Baker, a 45-year-old downtown security officer, testified Wednesday night as the Baltimore City Council's labor committee weighed a bill to raise the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 for many workers.
As the City Council weighs financing for the massive Port Covington proposal backed by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank, some unions representing construction workers say they have come to an impasse negotiating with the developer.
City and state officials, Skatepark of Baltimore leaders and skateboarders gathered at the concrete skatepark near Roosevelt Park on Tuesday for a ceremonial groundbreaking of the second phase of construction.
Criticism of Baltimore's election process mounted Friday as state officials closed in on an explanation for why the number voters who checked in at the polls in last month's primary was less than number of ballots counted.
Though tens of thousands of rental homes in Baltimore may have dangerous lead paint, city workers can inspect only 235 such units a year, a top housing official testified Thursday. At a City Hall hearing called in response to a Baltimore Sun investigation, government officials and others agreed with deputy housing commissioner Ken Strong that the city and state lack the money and manpower to enforce the system Maryland has set up to protect children from the dangers of deteriorating lead-based
Baltimore City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who represents much of North Baltimore, said Tuesday that the storm overwhelmed the city government's stated goal of plowing side streets at the same time as main roads. When asked if the goal was achieved, she said, "Apparently not. I'm past that ideal."
The Baltimore City Council on Monday announced plans to hold an investigative hearing into why hundreds of children are still getting lead poisoning — a preventable disease officials vowed to eradicate years ago.
Two members of the Baltimore City Council plan to introduce a resolution Monday to return the handling of 911 calls for police assistance to the police department, after several years of those operations falling under the Mayor's Office of Information Technology.
After years of discussion over everything from typos to the definition of a family, some have started a campaign to pressure the City Council to bring the first major rewrite of the city's zoning code in decades to a vote.