William H. Cole IV has led Baltimore’s quasi-public development agency since then Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed him in 2014. He will become a partner in the consulting firm Margrave Strategies, which was founded by former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.
Research shows that Baltimore’s immigrant population is growing quickly, even as its native-born population continues to decline. But low business ownership is holding immigrant communities back from the change hoped for by the mayor’s office.
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has ruled that city officials broke their contract with many police officers, firefighters and retirees in 2010 by cutting a key pension provision that has cost retirees millions in pension benefits.
Baltimore Councilman Bill Henry is busy rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic as the city takes on water. His proposed legislation to raise real estate transfer and recording fees to build, ironically, more affordable housing, is a case in point.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will join a national speakers group and fight to keep her leadership position in the national Democratic Party as she leaves elected office early next month for the first time in her adult life.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake bypassed the City Council on Thursday to approve a proposal allowing the city to sell four downtown, city-owned garages to raise up to $60 million for recreation centers.
In one her last acts in office, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday she plans to forge ahead with a proposal to sell off four of the city's downtown parking garages to raise up to $60 million for recreation centers.
The DOJ report on Baltimore's policing practices isn't meant to improve law enforcement, but to mobilize a political base in an election year — the object also of former Attorney General Eric Holder's post-Ferguson speaking tour of the nation's large cities.