Forum on BRAC draws hundreds

October 26, 2007|By John Fritze

Several hundred Baltimore parishioners met at Wayland Baptist Church in Ashburton last night to lobby public officials for more affordable housing and work training as part of the national base realignment process, which is expected to bring thousands of jobs to the region.

Organized by the politically active religious group BRIDGE, the meeting was attended by Mayor Sheila Dixon, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and other elected, religious and union leaders.

The group is asking officials to promote mixed-income housing, public transportation and work-force training to ensure that base realignment strengthens city neighborhoods.

BRIDGE organized one of the city's best-attended candidate forums this summer for the Democratic primary election. Candidates who took part in that forum were asked to attend last night's meeting.

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