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  • Spector takes some heat from council colleagues for multimember council districts bill

    Spector takes some heat from council colleagues for multimember council districts bill
    City Councilwoman Rochelle "Rikki" Spector (5th District) took some lip from colleagues Monday night after introducing a bill calling for a return to multimember council districts. The City Council was revamped a decade ago when "Question P" reduced the body to 15 members—a president and a single member from 14 districts. Previously the council had six three-member districts plus the council president.
  • Baltimore City legislators prepare for new Annapolis session with a slew of bills

    Baltimore City legislators prepare for new Annapolis session with a slew of bills
    Two Maryland state senators and two delegates representing Baltimore City have pre-filed a total of 15 bills for consideration in the upcoming 2015 Maryland General Assembly session. Covering issues from elder abuse and pharmacy regulations to the minimum...

    2015 Resolutions for Baltimore: Carol Ott

    2015 Resolutions for Baltimore: Carol Ott
    Because I made a resolution that 2015 will be the Year of the Neighborhoods, I’d like to ask the City Council and the mayor to join me by making their own resolution to commit the attention and money necessary toward the goal of affordable housing...

    Victims of a 'unique' Baltimore parking problem fight the law, and the law wins

    Victims of a 'unique' Baltimore parking problem fight the law, and the law wins
    Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke (14th District) thinks it might take an act of Congress to adjust Baltimore’s parking laws. ¬†This, anyway, was the impression left by an exchange between veteran city councilmembers during the Nov. 17 meeting. Clarke...

    Council approves body camera and bag-ban bills

    The City Council Monday night passed one bill equipping police officers with body cameras, and another banning plastic bags from the city, with exceptions for carry-out restaurants. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has promised to veto both bills, but it...