In her role as President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement on Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernadino, Calif.
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In the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan joined a handful of other governors in announcing that he doesn’t want to accept any more Syrian refugees into the state “until the U.S. government can provide appropriate assurances that refugees from Syria pose no threat to public safety.” A few hours later, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued a statement of her own.
Baltimore City Health Commissioner Leana Wen has been rolling out new programs and policies that address heroin addiction over the past few months. On Monday, the City opened a new front against synthetic drugs.
As close to four million refugees flee the Middle East country beset by Civil War, a Baltimore organization is reaching out to accept more families in need of a new home. As a commentator points out in Forbes, that could also help Baltimore City gain more population.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s decision not to seek re-election was confirmed as a big news event began as soon as her press conference was over, when politicians from all corners started issuing reaction.
Last week, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz said he wants an alternative plan to the Red Line light rail that Gov. Larry Hogan shelved. Now, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is getting onboard.
Baltimore City government owns four downtown parking garages. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants to sell them off, and use the money to fund construction at the city’s rec centers and pools.