BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s new mayor has vowed to clean up the city after being thrust into office by his predecessor’s resignation amid corruption investigations, but he inherits serious, longstanding problems that have plagued previous administrations.
Bernard “Jack” Young, a longtime leader of the City Council, says he intends to serve only the remainder of former Mayor Catherine Pugh’s term and has no interest in running for mayor in 2020. If the Democrat doesn’t change his mind, his tenure would last just 1½ years.
“I wish him good luck, but I’m reserving my full support because he seems apprehensive about being the mayor in the first place,” said Clayton “Mr. C” Guyton, a respected community organizer featured in “Charm City,” a recent documentary about Baltimore shot amid its ongoing scourge of intense violence. Read the rest of the story here.