Should Hale still run the tourism board?

April 26, 2011

Your article "Inseparable, now separate" (April 24) suggests why Baltimore should have a new chairman of the Baltimore Convention Center and Tourism Board.

Ed Hale couldn't run his own bank and had to sell his unit in Canton Square because of his financial problems. Yet Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stills lets him run the tourism board.

The only reason he keeps this job is he supports a lot of candidates who currently hold public office — people like the mayor and City Council members.

The question is where did all that money come from, and where did all his real estate come from? Maybe the stockholders should be asking that question.

J. Michael Collins, Reisterstown

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