In my over 14 years serving on the Baltimore City Council, this is the first time I have availed myself of the opportunity to respond to a Sun editorial ("Dixon should step aside," Dec. 13). I feel very strongly that the events of the last week show that the mayor has her talented team at all levels of government firmly in control. It turns out that the mayor's "staying focused" message is more than just a paper statement.
On Friday, The Sun reported that Baltimore public works crews replaced an eight-foot section of a large water main less than 24 hours after a major break flooded a section of Argonne Drive that bordered my district. Meanwhile, city Housing Department staff provided residents affected by a nearby gas main rupture with heaters and blankets. All services were restored by Monday. I was at the scene several times during this emergency and was impressed with the effort of our city employees.