A coalition of community activists in Baltimore has issued a list of 19 protest-related demands of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, saying they plan to continue protesting in the city and "will not be silent," but also want to "work together for a better Baltimore."
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to offer interim police commissioner Kevin Davis a contract with a significant severance package if he's approved as Baltimore's next permanent police chief. Under the terms of the deal, Davis would be paid $200,000 annually though June 30 of 2020. He would be eligible to receive 75 percent of one year's salary — at least $150,000 — if a new mayor should fire him without cause.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is making significant changes to the city's beleaguered 911 system, returning operation of the emergency call system to the police and fire departments, her office said Friday.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake sent a letter to Gov. Larry Hogan seeking $150 million in state aid over the next five years after the governor penned an opinion piece in The Sun saying he wanted to help Baltimore.
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday the city was not as prepared as it should have been for the April riots and said her administration is taking additional steps to ready itself ahead of the trials of the six police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
Nearly 40 mayors from across the country will gather in Baltimore this weekend for the U.S. Conference of Mayor's leadership meeting to discuss areas the 2016 presidential candidates should prioritize.
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.
The ¿interim¿ tag on Davis¿s title was no small thing. It suggested that Davis was merely a temp, a fill-in between the commissioner Rawlings-Blake hired and fired, Anthony Batts, and some other unnamed commish.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake identified four broad goals Monday for her remaining 15 months in office, including financing $136 million in improvements for recreation centers and pools and ensuring the $1 billion school construction plan is executed correctly.
By withdrawing from the 2016 race, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday, she could avoid the distractions of a campaign and focus on governing a city on edge over the trials of six police officers charged in Freddie Gray's arrest and death. Supporters championed the move as a sign of the mayor's selflessness. Detractors say she simply saw no path to victory with lagging approval ratings and a campaign loaded with credible contenders
Former Mayor Sheila Dixon kicked off her campaign for re-election Sunday with an ice cream social in Pigtown, saying she wants to address illegal dirt bikes, improve public transportation and foster mutual respect between police and the communities they serve.
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.
"She's toast" has been the most common thing said about Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's re-election chances since the April 27 riot. I've also heard people describe her recently as "defeated." The other adjectives ("cool," "cold," "aloof") were always in the mix, but, when things were going well — that is, before the death of Freddie Gray — they were seen merely as character traits, not flaws.