The City Council, meeting Monday for the final time this session, is scheduled to vote on a comprehensive rezoning plan and a contentious proposal to rename Columbus Day. It will also bid farewell to eight members who leave with a combined 125 years of experience.
With America's most contentious election in generations not even three weeks past, families throughout Maryland are bracing for a political detente at the Thanksgiving dinner table. With emotions still raw after the election, maintaining the peace when families get together may not be easy.
When the new Baltimore City Council convenes Dec. 8, more than half will take their seats in the chamber for the first time. The newcomers are pledging to push a more liberal agenda than their predecessors, including increasing the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour.
The city has is making changes to land rules near the Horseshoe Casino Baltimore in anticipation of selling two waterfront properties for redevelopment and relocating the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter.
The City Council on Monday gave preliminary approval to a sweeping rewrite of Baltimore's zoning rules affecting everything from fraternities to urban farms — but not before a bitter dispute erupted inside the council's chambers over liquor stores.
The Baltimore City Council is expected to pass a $660 million public financing package for Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank's massive Port Covington project — a deal supporters tout as a way to bring thousands of jobs to Baltimore but critics decry as corporate welfare.
The Baltimore City Council is expected to vote today in favor of a $660 million financing package for Under Armour CEO's massive Port Covington project — one of the most hotly debated issues the lawmakers have faced in years.
An influential group of Baltimore ministers is calling on the City Council to force a vote next week that would greenlight the Port Covington development, bypassing the committee where necessary legislation has stalled. Several council members say they would support such a move.
As protesters decried a cut in library funding, the Baltimore City Council on Monday gave final approval to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's $2.6 billion operating budget — which includes a property tax cut and shrinks city government to its smallest size in decades.
State officials are focusing on about 60 precincts in their review of irregularities in Baltimore's primary election, a process they said would be open to the public all day Wednesday after a judge was asked to intervene.
The Baltimore City Council began to undergo a monumental shift Tuesday as a number of younger, novice politicians were poised to win Democratic nominations that historically secure victories in November's general election.
Voters in Baltimore will head to the polls Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. to select a candidate in the hotly contested mayor's race, pick 15 members to serve on the City Council and choose a comptroller.
The 3rd District, which Robert Curran has held tight since 1995 (when he took over for his brother, Mike, who retired from the City Council after 18 years), is another open seat with plenty of viable candidates. There are nine contenders—eight Democrats and one Green. Of the eight Democrats, four have raised significant money and/or have some name recognition or a political track record. Two have a lot of money and backing.
Eight Democrats are running to replace retiring City Councilman Robert W. Curran in Northeast Baltimore, and each of them has competing visions for the Harford Road corridor, improving neighborhood schools and capitalizing on the proximity of Morgan State University.
Baltimore Councilmember Robert W. Curran, who represents the third district, will honor interracial couple Shirley and John Billy at tonight¿s council meeting, and will submit "F.L.A.V.O.R. - The Civil Rights Love Song," a song written by John Billy, as Baltimore's official civil rights love song.
Legislation backed by the administration of Stephanie Rawlings-Blake would empower city health inspectors to fine — and eventually shut down — retailers that sell synthetic drugs long criticized for appealing to youth with cartoon character marketing and claims of being natural and safe.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, beleaguered by the death of Freddie Gray and the protests and rioting that followed, will announce at 10 a.m. Friday that she won't seek re-election, her spokesman confirmed.