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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | January 15, 2002
Carrying signs declaring "Graziano must go," about 20 leaders of city public housing residents stormed into the City Council meeting last night demanding that its members hear their complaints about Housing Commissioner Paul T. Graziano. The residents' protest temporarily stopped proceedings as council members scrambled to quiet them, and council President Sheila Dixon thumped her gavel, ordering them to leave. Two security guards were called to usher them to a room outside the council chambers.
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By Matt Bowman | June 23, 2014
What if any time a citizen spoke at a city council meeting to oppose a policy, the city could later order the citizen to go to court, produce all his private emails, and be interrogated by the city's lawyer? That would be a great policy … if your goal was to suppress citizen participation in the democratic process and let corrupt government officials do whatever they want because the people are too afraid to watch over Big Brother's shoulder. Yet that is what the city of Baltimore is trying to do right now to non-profit organizations that oppose abortion - and that are not even located in Baltimore or Maryland.
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NEWS
May 21, 2001
"It (Baltimore) is still one of the most dangerous cities in America. We've got a long way to go, and we're not going to get there for a couple of years." - Police Commissioner Edward T. Norris at a City Council meeting May 15
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
In Annapolis, where there is no city manager or assistant city manager, the recreation and parks director will fill in as city manager. Mayor Mike Pantelides announced Friday that parks director Brian Woodward will be acting city manager while the search continues for a permanent manager. The city's previous city manager, Michael Mallinoff, was fired by the new mayor in January. Then assistant city manager Virginia Burke, who served as acting city manager, resigned. Her last day was Friday.
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December 22, 2011
Mayor Craig Moe will recognize those individually owned or family owned businesses that have operated in Laurel for more than 20 years at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting. In a statement, Moe said "locally owned and operated businesses … are integral to the creation and maintenance of Laurel's sense of community," and that city records indicate some of these businesses have been operating for more than 50 years, and several have been in business for 75 years. Moe intends the recognition to be a continuing program as other businesses achieve the 20-year milestone.
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November 14, 1990
WESTMINSTER - Members of the city's FallFest Committee presented checks to each of the benefiting charities from this year's event at Monday night's City Council meeting.Representatives from the Boy Scouts, Junction and Family and Children's Services were all present to receive their $3,500 checks.Carol Donovan, head of the city's recreation department, said the festival raised $14,900 this year. Of the remaining money, $400 was donated to Carroll County Food Sunday, $2,000 will be used to upgrade electricity and $2,000 was kept to begin planning for next year.
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By Kellie Woodhouse and Kellie Woodhouse,kellie.woodhouse@baltsun.com | March 15, 2009
Mayor Ellen O. Moyer's budget proposal for Annapolis' Capital Improvement Program estimates that more than $230 million will be spent in the next six years on city developments. The proposal, introduced Monday at the city council meeting, includes increases of more than $10 million since last year. It has a renewed emphasis on building and road construction. This year, Eastport Fire Station will receive more than $6 million for improvements, and City Hall will obtain $1 million for restoration.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | October 18, 2010
The sale of chemically-treated herbs that mimic the effects of marijuana when smoked would be banned in Baltimore City under a measure proposed by a West Baltimore city councilwoman. The herbs, sold under the branch names "K2" and "Spice" are available in shops that sell smoking accessories. They are marketed as a form of incense and are sold for as much as $20 a gram — far higher than the street value of marijuana. The synthetic chemical that coats the leaves has an effect 10 to 15 times stronger than marijuana, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.
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By Amanda J. Crawford and Amanda J. Crawford,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2001
Employees of the city of Annapolis called to active military duty would receive a supplementary salary and continued benefits under a measure to be introduced at today's city council meeting. The legislation, sponsored by Mayor Dean L. Johnson, would prevent about 16 city employees who are members of the military reserves or National Guard from losing income and benefits if they are called to active duty as a result of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "We are trying to support our armed service, our country and our employees," said Kimla T. Milburn, the city's human resources director.
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By Donna E. Boller and Donna E. Boller,Sun Staff Writer | August 8, 1994
Parking problems that prompted a petition to make part of Westminster's Manchester Avenue one way may be resolved with a proposal that Mayor W. Benjamin Brown says will benefit the city, Westminster Cemetery Co. and the residents.At the City Council meeting tonight, Mr. Brown plans to outline a possible agreement that would reopen cemetery property adjoining Manchester Avenue to resident parking.The council is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. in City Hall.A public hearing July 11 on a petition to make Manchester Avenue one way northbound from Main Street to Buena Vista Drive drew an overflow crowd to the council chambers.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | February 3, 2014
Annapolis city council meetings are now being streamed online on the city's website. The website will include live broadcasts of city council meetings as well as archived videos of past meetings. The videos will have time stamps to allow viewers to skip among parts of the meetings. They'll be posted at annapolis.gov under “announcements.” City council meetings already are shown on the city's TV channel, which is Channel 34 for Verizon customers and Channels 99 and 100 for Comcast customers.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | October 29, 2013
The Annapolis City Council approved a new vision plan for downtown's City Dock shortly after midnight Tuesday, the culmination of a process that stretched over three years and became a top issue for next week's city election. Starting with the creation of a citizen's advisory committee and ending with an 8-1 vote in the wee hours of the morning in the nearly-empty council chambers, the City Dock process has been fraught with disagreements over parking, traffic and how the historic area could be allowed to be redeveloped in the future without ruining its maritime charm.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun and By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2013
Earlier this year, Baltimore Police made rare use of its Twitter account to float a policy proposal: " We are thinking about moving the juvenile curfew time to 10 pm ," the message read. "What do you think?" Within days, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts told residents at a community meeting that he had "stirred the pot" and was told to "leave [the idea] alone. " Now, city officials have united around the idea of moving up the city's youth curfew . City Councilman Brandon Scott said Monday he will introduce legislation that could require children younger than 14 to be off the streets by 9 p.m., and he unveiled the idea with the support of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young, and Batts.  Batts has established himself as a proponent of curfews in his leadership stints in three cities.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Annapolis officials plan to introduce a resolution at Monday night's city council meeting that would require council approval for special events at City Dock, following complaints from downtown business owners. Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen, Aldermen Richard E. Israel and Ross H. Arnett III, all Democrats, have sponsored the resolution. The issue came up last summer when a group of downtown business owners criticized the city for not better policing the festivals that take place in the city's historic district.
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December 22, 2011
Mayor Craig Moe will recognize those individually owned or family owned businesses that have operated in Laurel for more than 20 years at the Jan. 23 City Council meeting. In a statement, Moe said "locally owned and operated businesses … are integral to the creation and maintenance of Laurel's sense of community," and that city records indicate some of these businesses have been operating for more than 50 years, and several have been in business for 75 years. Moe intends the recognition to be a continuing program as other businesses achieve the 20-year milestone.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2011
I've learned the identity of the dedicated public servant who tried to stop a Baltimore Sun reporter from filming the Kiefaber Kerfuffle that erupted at a City Council meeting Monday night. It was Marguerite Murray, a legislative policy analyst with the city's Office of Council Services, who held a piece of paper and a binder in front of reporter Erica Green's cell phone camera.  Does obstructing a reporter's view of a public meeting, even a public meeting being disrupted by an agitated ex-theater owner , constitute "council services"?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 2011
I've learned the identity of the dedicated public servant who tried to stop a Baltimore Sun reporter from filming the Kiefaber Kerfuffle that erupted at a City Council meeting Monday night. It was Marguerite Murray, a legislative policy analyst with the city's Office of Council Services, who held a piece of paper and a binder in front of reporter Erica Green's cell phone camera.  Does obstructing a reporter's view of a public meeting, even a public meeting being disrupted by an agitated ex-theater owner , constitute "council services"?
NEWS
By NICOLE FULLER and NICOLE FULLER,SUN REPORTER | June 6, 2006
A top Baltimore police official yesterday disputed accusations made by a city councilman that officers are being forced to make more arrests as part of a department-wide arrest quota system. "The department does not operate under an arrest quota system," Deputy Commissioner Marcus Brown wrote in a letter to City Councilman Kenneth N. Harris Sr. "It operates under a crime reduction system." Harris sent a memo late last month to Brown, alleging that officers have complained to him that they "are being forced to increase arrests versus focusing on the quality of arrest."
ENTERTAINMENT
By Laura Vozzella | June 20, 2011
Former Senator Theatre owner Tom Kiefaber disrupted a City Council meeting Monday night, bounding up to the dais as the council was about to take a final vote to designate the interior of the theater a historic landmark. "Right when it [the bill] came up ... he rushed the dais," Councilman Bobby Curran said. "He called it a banana republic. '[Abell Foundation President] Bob Embry controls the City Council.'" City Council President Jack Young cut off the microphone Kiefaber had commandeered and called a recess.
NEWS
Jacques Kelly | April 22, 2011
If you lived in Baltimore in the 1970s, it seemed that William Donald Schaefer paved every alley. An exaggeration? Yes. But then, as now, old Baltimore needed a lot of fixing and Schaefer was in his neighborhood mode. He did it well and had the support of some pretty amazing people. He listened to his aides and he also obsessed over letters his constituents mailed him. I recall one night after a City Council meeting when his housing and development chief, Bob Embry, was having dinner at the old Horn and Horn restaurant on Baltimore Street.
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