Baltimore City Council

City Council addresses children’s health and safety

April 5, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Kristin Helf Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke The Baltimore City Council meeting Monday was largely focused on issues of children’s health and safety, reflected in two resolutions—one against the cutback of crossing guard hours and one in support of improved [...]

City Council supports ban on foam food containers

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

By Katie Keogh Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The Baltimore City Council unanimously approved a resolution Monday that calls on the General Assembly to approve and the governor to sign a bill that would ban the use of polystyrene food containers in the state. The mostly symbolic vote throws the [...]

From city streets to City Hall, Councilman Scott has seen it all

December 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Caroline Flannery Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Although seeing dead bodies, shootouts, drugs, and robberies in his West Baltimore neighborhood seemed normal when he was growing up, Councilman Brandon Scott is pushing his agenda to ensure that Baltimore’s youth are not surrounded by the same [...]

City Council fails to overturn mayor’s vetoes on spending power

May 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Julie Podczaski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer The City Council Monday failed to override two mayoral vetoes on charter amendments that would have fundamentally shifted budgetary power from the mayor to the council. Both proposed amendments were adopted by the council by wide margins only a few [...]

Protesters rally against city subsidy to BioPark

March 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Julie Podczaski Baltimore Watchdog Staff Writer Community activists and city residents marched down North Fremont Avenue to West Baltimore Street last Tuesday to protest a $17.5 million tax increment financing subsidy that will go to developer Wexford Science & Technology to expand the [...]