Dear Mayor Rawlings-Blake,

In response to your letter in the Sun, I’d like to remind you that many Republicans inside and outside of Baltimore City, including me, have offered this City a great deal of time, money, and energy — along with solutions for raising tax revenue.  Yet, because we carry the stigma of the Red R — […]

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Mayor’s Conversation Update

A report from the Mayor’s Conversation on Vacant Homes: “You will probably not be surprised to know that the meeting last night was a bit disappointing. The heads of all the housing-related departments were there, and gave their spiels. Paul Graziano, Michael Braverman, Jackie Cornish, etc. It was interesting for a little bit, and then […]

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Reminder: Mayor’s Neighborhood Conversation on Vacant Homes – OHI Signup for Updates

Don’t forget, the Mayor is having a meeting to discuss the problem of vacant homes in our city.  Please attend if your schedule permits, and ask questions.  This is an excellent opportunity to have your voice heard, especially if you’re a resident. May 6, 2009 6:00pm * 8:00pm Heritage High School on the Lake Clifton […]

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Outer Harbor Initiative Report

From a colleague who attended the hearing: The Outer Harbor Initiative community development hearing took place Thursday, May 23 at City Hall, in front of a full council chambers. The two-hour meeting was met with a mixed reception from city officials and ended with discussions to take the initiative back to affected communities to further refine the terms […]

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Support Baltimore’s Outer Harbor Initiative

At first glance, we love the idea of the Outer Harbor Initiative. However, we’d like to make sure that the opportunities outlined in the initiative are strictly marketed to and are available for current Baltimore City residents.  At BLSW, we feel enough city resources (including money) and energy have been wasted on attracting out of […]

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