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Innovation Districts

Baltimore is recognized as one of the global cities where innovation districts are emerging. The districts are identified as being different than the likes of Silicon Valley, which is in a suburban sector, somewhat isolated and without the benefits a city provides such as greater access to mixed-use housing, diverse retail, and other work environs. 

Forbes ranks Baltimore 8th on its list of America’s Most Wired Cities for internet broadband adoption and the availability of public wireless hot spots. The magazine ranks Baltimore 6th on its list of best cities for tech jobs. 

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Mayor Rawlings-Blake 2/8/16 Veto Letter to City Council

This is an issue of responsible financial stewardship and the appropriateness of fiscal commitments to special interests being mandated in the City Charter. One of the hallmarks of sound fiscal management is maintaining the flexibility to adjust spending to meet our City's ever-changing and unexpected needs, priorities and economic conditions. Any restriction on this flexibility compromises that sound fiscal management and could be viewed negatively by bond rating agencies. Good fiscal stewardship explains why our City was able to more than double spending on after-school programs over the past five years. It also explains why we have embarked on an ambitious plan to enhance recreation centers. Overall, the City will spend $372 million on services for children and youth, including schools, pre-kindergarten, out-of-school time programming, libraries, child health, and more. This is an increase of $14 million, or nearly 4%, over Fiscal Year 2015.

Programa de Botes de Basura de la Ciudad de Baltimore

En un esfuerzo continuo de mantener nuestros vecindarios limpios y vías fluviales y canales de agua libres de basura, la ciudad de Baltimore se prepara para implementar un programa de botes de basura para todas las personas que actualmente reciben el servicio de recolección de basura. Los duraderos botes de basura están equipados con ruedas y tapas herméticas, demostrando así su eficacidad para mantener calles y callejones limpios además de ayudar a la prevención de roedores. Los botes de basura serán distribuidos a principios del año 2016.

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Regarding the retention of outside counsel for the Office of Mayer and City Council of Baltimore and the Baltimore Police Department in connection with the Department of Justice investigation, lawyers at Wilmer Hale were selected as counsel in response to the historic, rapid, and extraordinary chain of events after the death of Freddie Gray.

Neighborhoods: The Lifeblood of our City

Depending on who you are talking to, the definition of neighborhood takes on different meanings. 

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Statement on Judge's Decision in the Criminal Trial of Officer Porter

Judge Barry G. Williams declared a mistrial in the criminal case of Officer William Porter because the jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict. It is now up to State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby to determine whether to further pursue criminal charges.

In the case of any disturbance in the city, we are prepared to respond. We will protect our neighborhoods, our businesses and the people of our city.

Second After-Action Report Released on Baltimore City’s April 2015 Civil Unrest

Second After-Action Report Released on Baltimore City’s April 2015 Civil Unrest

We are greater than AIDS

Today, 36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS, of which 2.6 million are children.

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Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Announces Enhancements to Baltimore Sister Cities Program

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake to restructure the Baltimore Sister Cities Program, aiming to expand the program’s focus on developing significant opportunities for economic partnerships, more cultural and educational exchanges, and health and environmental initiatives.

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