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Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

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  • 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 looked like the council might have enough votes to override the veto on the body-camera bill.
  • DPW rushes into the modern age of service delivery--with QR codes?

    DPW rushes into the modern age of service delivery--with QR codes?
    Baltimore residents who really, really need a way to pay their water bill faster are in luck. Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works announced a QR code-based system this week, showing its dedication to computer-aided billing. Once you have the...

    Wandering Eye: The cult of "Too Many Cooks," a plastic-bag ban, and jury selection begins for the BGF, with some truly crazy juror responses

    Wandering Eye: The cult of "Too Many Cooks," a plastic-bag ban, and jury selection begins for the BGF, with some truly crazy juror responses
    Over the weekend, Adult Swim premiered the short "Too Many Cooks," and the internet promptly freaked out over what it called "an instant cult classic." The 11-minute-long video, which starts as a fake title sequence to an '80s sitcom and then devolves...

    As City Council and public clamor for police body cameras, mayor hires group to clarify questions raised

    As City Council and public clamor for police body cameras, mayor hires group to clarify questions raised
    The video, posted on YouTube, shows the kind of behavior police officers sometimes encounter. A woman in a Lincoln Town Car says she doesn’t know why she was pulled over, but her car is facing oncoming traffic. The police ask for her license and...

    Ballot Questions

    Ballot Questions
    Along with the usual (and unusual) candidates, voters will be asked to decide how much money to lend several venerable institutions, with taxpayers as the co-signers. And there are several questions of policy wrapped up as charter amendments. First, the...