Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Dec 15, 2016

Former Baltimore mayor opens consulting firm

Former Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has started a consulting firm. WBAL-AM reported Wednesday that Rawlings-Blake has started SRB & Associates. According to the firm’s website, Rawlings-Blake will consult with cities, businesses and political candidates. The website also says the former mayor is available as a paid speaker for events. The website calls Rawlings-Blake a “[...]

Nov 4, 2016

Rawlings-Blake: Exelon tower disproves ‘2 Baltimores’ charge

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake touted the completion of the new Exelon office tower at Harbor Point as proof investments in tony-neighborhoods along the waterfront can help the entire city. Rawlings-Blake, during her remarks at an opening ceremony Friday, said that Warren Hill, a young black man who worked construction on the project, is an example […]

Oct 21, 2016

Any Charm City Circulator cuts are next Baltimore mayor’s call

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday there will be no changes to Charm City Circulator routes during her remaining time in office. Earlier this year, the mayor said there would be cuts to the bus service unless a parking tax increase was passed to help cover a $6 million budget deficit in the program, which […]

Aug 31, 2016

Rawlings-Blake: Horseshoe Casino delivered on its promise

Celebrating two years in business, Horseshoe Casino Baltimore announced Wednesday it has contributed $23 million in city taxes and local impact grant funding money in its second year of operation. The casino has contributed $42 million since it opened in August 2014. The $23 million includes $9.3 million in local impact grants, 5.5 percent of […]

Aug 23, 2016

Nilson says he objected to describing his firing as ‘retirement’

Baltimore City Solicitor George A. Nilson has yet to receive an explanation from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her decision to fire him mere months before the end of her term as mayor and in the midst of the city’s reaction to a scathing Department of Justice report about the Baltimore Police Department. “My perspective on […]

Aug 5, 2016

Montgomery Co. returns $296K riot aid check to Baltimore

A Montgomery County official is returning a $296,000 check meant to pay for riot aid to Baltimore. The Baltimore Sun reports County Executive Isiah Leggett wrote to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake this week, saying, “… we accepted the call for assistance with the belief that the City would do the same for us in a time of […]

Aug 3, 2016

Rawlings-Blake sees opportunity with Urban League conference in Baltimore

Baltimore’s hosting of the National Urban League’s annual conference will allow for long-term community development, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Wednesday. “There will be a lot of activity in the local economy,” Rawlings-Blake said during an opening press conference with Urban League officials at the Convention Center. “It’s the right time to be in Baltimore. The […]

Jul 4, 2016

Rebuilding Baltimore by tearing it down

Mark Washington, executive director of the Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello Community Corp., isn’t naive. He knows his neighborhood, which shares an economic profile with some of Baltimore’s poorest communities, faces deep challenges as it struggles to thrive again. He also believes the community, which has views of the downtown skyline, is located across Harford Road from Clifton Park [&hellip[...]

Jun 16, 2016

Rawlings-Blake: State Center remains top redevelopment goal

The long-delayed redevelopment of State Center is the next major project Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake wants tackled as part of efforts to revitalize Baltimore’s core. While celebrating Caves Valley Partners’ purchase of the Metro West Complex — a vacant 1 million-square-foot office portfolio hindering Westside revitalization efforts — the mayor said State Center should be handled [&helli[...]

May 2, 2016

Baltimore expects another record year for youth jobs

A city program that provides summer jobs for Baltimore youth is expecting record participation levels for the second year in a row, officials announced Monday. About 8,000 young people took part last year in the YouthWorks program, which connects them with part-time jobs either with city agencies or nonprofits and private businesses. That was about […]

Apr 5, 2016

Baltimore mayor to travel to Cuba, Qatar in coming months

  The mayor of Baltimore will travel to Qatar and Cuba in the coming months as part of her role as president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The Baltimore Sun reports that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake will travel to the countries to discuss economic development, governance, service delivery and arts and culture. Rawlings-Blake will first […]

Mar 30, 2016

Despite deficit, mayor’s budget proposal includes property tax cut

Despite having to close a roughly $60 million budget gap, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s proposed budget includes a tax cut for homeowners and maintains funding for demolishing vacant homes. The mayor, who is not seeking re-election, introduced her $2.64 billion operating budget to the city’s spending board on Wednesday. That represents a roughly $91 million […]

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