When Mary Pat Clarke and Ed Reisinger leave their long-held City Council seats, having both announced Monday they would not seek reelection in 2020, more than 50 years of experience will exit a City Hall already in flux after Democratic Mayor Catherine Pugh’s recent resignation.
But both say they’re leaving the council in good hands — and much younger ones, after a 2016 election that brought eight new members to the 14-person body. All of the council members are Democrats.
“It’s time for the new generation to take us forward,” said Clarke, 77, who is now on her third stint on the council and previously served as its president.
“I’m very proud of this council. It’s...