The Rawlings-Blake administration is scaling back the amount it would pay lawyers this year to represent the city in the federal investigation of the Baltimore Police Department — part of a compromise that also untangles money promised to Freddie Gray's family.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake delivered her seventh ¿ and final ¿ State of the City address Monday, acknowledging the struggles the city has endured under her tenure, but also emphasizing her successes.
For the first time in a generation, the Baltimore City Council overturned a mayoral veto Monday, asking voters to decide in November if the city should create a special account to fund enrichment programs for children and teenagers.
Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young began a public campaign Wednesday to over-ride Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's veto of legislation he proposed to create a multi-million fund for youth programs.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake vetoed legislation Monday intended to create a special account in Baltimore's budget to pay for programs for children and teens, citing the city's future uncertain economic conditions
A corporation formerly contracted to provide information technology services to the city agreed to pay Baltimore more than $165,000 in restitution after a criminal charge was dropped against its president.
In awarding the latest subsidy for development in cash-strapped Baltimore, leaders of the City Council on Monday required the developers to set aside millions for the nearby community — a new standard they plan to begin imposing.
City Councilman Bill Henry wants the Rawlings-Blake administration to give details about the order in which Baltimore side streets were cleared after the recent blizzard, according to a resolution to be filed Monday.
A fledgling women's rights group that used mobile billboards, an online petition and Facebook advertisements to push for the ouster of Baltimore Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano said Friday it plans to continue the campaign, which grew from a sex-for-repairs scheme at public housing complexes.
Over the objections of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the city finance department, the Baltimore City Council voted Tuesday to approve a charter amendment that would lock city government into spending millions more annually on programs that benefit children and teens.
Baltimore's City Council is expected to vote Tuesday to approve legislation championed by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young to mandate increased funding for programs that cater to children and teens.
At least 30 inspectors at any time are directing plows to city streets and then verifying that the work was completed, according to Howard Libit, a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake. The inspectors, working a 12-hour shift, are a new addition to the city's recovery effort, under a plan developed after the back-to-back snow storms of 2010 that hit Baltimore shortly after Rawlings-Blake took office.
Baltimore's spending panel agreed Wednesday to buy body cameras for more than 2,500 police officers, but the Rawlings-Blake administration said the price — expected to be in the millions of dollars — will not be made public for at least a week.
Baltimore's spending panel is expected to approve $135,000 Wednesday to settle two police misconduct lawsuits, including one involving a woman who claims police deleted a video she recorded during a 2014 arrest.
Mayoral candidate David L. Warnock, the Baltimore venture capitalist and philanthropist, said Friday he has loaned his campaign nearly $1 million — a substantial figure that surpasses what most leading candidates typically raise.
Baltimore's health commissioner looks back on her first year and ahead at what's next for the city: "While the health challenges in Baltimore are many, we are a city defining the role of public health and transforming into a model for recovery and renewal."
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declared Jan. 19, poet Edgar Allan Poe's birthday, a city-wide "Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day," calling on citizens to honor the literary giant who lived and wrote in Baltimore in the 1830s until his death in 1849.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake on Wednesday accused City Council members of playing "political" games with money for outside lawyers in the federal investigation of the Baltimore Police Department — putting in jeopardy the $6.4 million settlement for Freddie Gray's family.
A key Baltimore City Council panel refused Tuesday to hear the Rawlings-Blake administration's plans to spend $2 million for legal help in a police probe — leaving the $6.4 million settlement for Freddie Gray's family hanging in the balance.
The Baltimore City Council is poised to go to battle with the Rawlings-Blake administration over whether Baltimore should pay a team of private lawyers $2 million to represent the city during a federal probe of its Police Department.