Open Society Institute of Baltimore

At OSI Solutions Summit, activists and citizens offer agenda for Pugh

At OSI Solutions Summit, activists and citizens offer agenda for Pugh

A full day of speeches, poetry, and voting via text message brought several hundred people together at the War Memorial building to decide 16 issues to urge Mayor Catherine Pugh to tackle first. 

The Solutions Summit, which follows similar summits in New York in 2013 and Wahington D.C. in 2014, was hosted by the Open Society Institute with sponsorship from PNC Bank and a brace of other corporate players. It was the culmination of over a year of meetings to hash out policy recommendations on the issues of employment, drug abuse and recovery, and criminal and juvenile justice. 

Diana Morris, OSI-Baltimore's director, said the summit should "make Baltimore a...

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