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Audit Bill Almost Killed; Sent Back to Committee

June 25, 2012
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Audit Bill Almost Killed; Sent Back to Committee

The City Council voted of 8-7 to kill a measure that would have asked Baltimore voters to amend the city’s charter to require biennial audits of major city agencies. After the stunning vote, Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young called for a reconsideration in order to send the bill back to committee, so it...
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Councilmember Conaway Drops Lawsuit Over Coverage Questioning Her City Residency

August 1, 2011
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Councilmember Conaway Drops Lawsuit Over Coverage Questioning Her City Residency

City Councilmember Belinda Conaway (D-7th District) today dismissed a lawsuit she filed against the Examiner newspapers, owner Philip Anschutz, and Baltimore blogger Adam Meister. The suit, filed in May, accused them of libel, defamation, and intentional infliction of emotion distress after an online column by Meister, published in March, pointed out public records indicating...
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City Council, Baltileaks Open Up Board of Estimates Agendas

March 23, 2011
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City Council, Baltileaks Open Up Board of Estimates Agendas

For years during the Internet Age, one could obtain online the current week’s agenda of the Baltimore City Board of Estimates (BOE), the five-member panel that approves much of the city’s spending in weekly meetings. The service was–and still is–provided by the web site of the Baltimore City Comptroller, which administers the BOE. Each...
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Few Taxpayers on Taxpayer’s Night

May 12, 2010
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Few Taxpayers on Taxpayer’s Night

Participants at Monday’s “Taxpayer Night” told Baltimore City Council members not to cut their programs, not to lay them off and, in a few cases, not to tax them. But audits were the theme of the night’s complaints: following on Councilmember Carl Stokes’ (D-12th District) April request for an audit of the city’s Department...
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City Council Vacancy Committee to Meet Feb. 23

February 19, 2010
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The City Council has posted notice on its web site that the Vacancy Nominating Committee for the 12th District City Council seat, which has been empty since Feb. 8, when former Councilman Bernard “Jack” Young (D) was appointed City Council president. According to the announcement, a public hearing will be held in the council...
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