July 5, 2007
To keep up with the city campaigns, read short biographies of the candidates for mayor and City Council president, and see a list of the council candidates, go to baltimoresun.com/electionsblog
July 12, 2007
ONLINE Keep up with city campaigns, read short biographies of the candidates for mayor and City Council president, and find a list of City Council candidates at baltimoresun.com/electionsblog
July 24, 2003
The killing of a councilman by a gunman inside New York's City Hall yesterday recalls a shooting rampage 27 years ago in Baltimore that left one councilman dead, wounded four people and led to tighter security for the mayor and City Hall. The attack occurred April 13, 1976, at temporary City Hall quarters at 26 S. Calvert St. The building was connected to an adjoining one at 131 E. Redwood St., where Charles A. Hopkins - angry that the health department had closed his carryout business - charged through the corridors searching for then-Mayor William Donald Schaefer.
November 4, 1999
A: Community Development LoanOrdinance No. 99-484 to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow up to $13,000,000 to be used for, or in connection with, planning, developing, executing and making operative the community development program of the Mayor and the City Council of Baltimore; and for doing any and all things necessary, proper or expedient in connection therewith.Yes 61,924No 12,598B: Police LoanOrdinance No. 99-481 to authorize the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to borrow up to $1,000,000 to be used for the acquisition of land or property; and for construction and erection of new buildings, structures, and facilities, and for additions and improvements to, and the modernization, renovation, or reconstruction of existing buildings, structures and facilities to be, or now being used by the Police Department; and for the equipping of all said buildings, structures and facilities; and for doing all things necessary, proper or expedient in connection therewith.
November 8, 1990
Cooperation between the city and surrounding counties could become a casualty of the voter upheaval that hit local governments Tuesday night.Baltimore County Executive Dennis Rasmussen was a leader in regionalism, but he lost. So was Howard's now-defeated Elizabeth Bobo. Arundel's Jim Lighthizer retired. Only one of the area's Republican victors can fill this void: Anne Arundel's GOP executive, Bob Neall, who has a history of assisting the city as a legislator. He should waste no time assuming leadership on regional initiatives such as recycling and cultural aid.Mayor Kurt Schmoke, for his part, must increase his metropolitan involvement.
June 17, 2004
The city Board of Estimates postponed voting on a plan to acquire a building near Maryland General Hospital yesterday after owners of a deli there said their business would be ruined. The board was considering a measure to give the mayor and City Council authority to acquire property at 890 Linden Ave. so that Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard could be widened. Owners of Linden Deli, Yong An and his brother-in-law, Yong Kim, paid about $480,000 for the building and the business 11 years ago, their attorney, John C. Murphy, told the board.