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Mayor Pugh, Council Vice Prez Middleton Re-Launching Baltimore City Women’s Commission


Baltimore’s mayor and council vice president are seeking 19 women to join a commission being reinstated to advance the female cause.

Mayor, City Council, Liquor Board to Get Pay Raises at Start of 2018


In line with salary bumps from past years, Mayor Catherine Pugh, all 15 Baltimore City Council members, the city comptroller and liquor board members will each be getting paid more starting Jan. 1, 2018.

Jack Young Goes to Capitol Hill to Politic on Gun Control

Council President Bernard “Jack” Young signs in at Sen. Ben Cardin’s office. Photo via Jack Young/Twitter.

Baltimore’s city council president went south to D.C. today to lobby for stricter gun control measures, citing his own jurisdiction’s issues with the stemming gun violence.

Council Prez Jack Young Criticizes Cops Earning City Dollars While Living in Counties: ‘They’re Raping the City’


A committee of city lawmakers today advanced a bill that would award $2,500 in tax credits to Baltimore police officers who opt to live inside the city limits. While that step was newsworthy on its own, Council President Jack Young’s choice of words added an extra twist to the story.

Bill Introduced in City Council to Ban Crude Oil Terminals in Baltimore

The Howard Street Tunnel at Mount Royal Station, where crude oil has passed through before. Photo by Jaymyang, via Wikimedia Commons.

Pushed by environmentalists and faith-based groups, city lawmakers have proposed banning transfers of large amounts of crude oil within Baltimore’s borders.

City Lawmakers, Administrators to Discuss Baltimore’s Medical Pot Businesses at Hearing Today

Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Laurie Avocado CC BY 2.0

With 11 dispensaries set to arrive soon in the city limits, lawmakers thought it’d be worthwhile to let people know how they were picked, what neighborhood zoning codes allow and other details about how the state’s medical cannabis program is materializing in Baltimore.

City Council Moves to Destroy All Four of Baltimore’s Confederate Monuments

Monuments to Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson (left) and Supreme Court Chief Justice Roger Taney. Photos by C. Ryan Patterson of the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.

Baltimore’s statues honoring the legacies of bygone Confederate soldiers and leaders must go, city lawmakers decided Monday evening.

Wyman Park Dwellers Share Concerns About Planned Medical Marijuana Dispensary on Keswick Road

The site for the planned dispensary at 3317 Keswick Road.

Wyman Park and Hampden residents aren’t opposed to the idea of medical marijuana dispensaries coming to Baltimore. They just want to know, why does it have to be in their neighborhood?

Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

In Key Vote, City Council Committee Approves Plans for The Overlook at Roland Park

Jonathan Ehrenfeld of Blue Ocean Realty, with supporters of the project to his left. Photo by Ed Gunts.

Despite hearing arguments from opponents who fear a proposed new apartment building will negatively impact North Roland Park, Poplar Hill and other areas, a City Council committee voted yesterday to approve legislation that would allow the project to be built.

City Council Passes Bill to Allow Stun Guns

A Taser, via Wikimedia Commons

A measure passed by the City Council last night would afford Baltimore residents a new form of electrically charged protection.

Councilman Scott Proposes Creating ‘Citizens Advisory Commission’ to Guide Police


A proposal floated in City Hall on Monday night would take Baltimore’s push for citizen involvement in police reform a step further by creating a 20-member “citizens advisory commission.”

No Veto Override Planned in Council for Minimum Wage Bill


Baltimore City Council members today opted not to try for a last-minute push to override Mayor Catherine Pugh’s veto of a bill that would have boosted the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

Mayor Pugh Decides to Veto Proposed $15 Minimum Wage Increase

Still via Periscope/Mayor Catherine Pugh

Mayor Pugh today reneged on a campaign promise to raise the city’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, saying she would rather follow the state’s timeline for increasing hourly wages and will veto a proposed increase approved this week by the City Council.