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Inspired to Inspire: Champions & Visionaries

Every year I celebrate Women’s History Month in March. One of my personal programs is titled Inspired to Inspire. This year’s theme is Champions & Visionaries. We reached out to the city and encouraged men and women, young and old, to write an essay about the woman or women who inspire them most.

I was delighted to receive numerous essays written from the heart about women from all over the city, with varying backgrounds and cultural histories. Each one was an inspiration in its own right.

Women's History Month Inspired to Inspire

Información sobre multas de estacionamiento en la Ciudad de Baltimore

Nuestra oficina de servicio al cliente recibe varias llamadas relacionadas con multas de estacionamiento. A continuación les ofrezco información y sugerencias para evitar estas multas a futuro, además de información relacionada con el proceso de pagos de multas y demás.

Common, Angie Stone to headline 2016 African American Festival in Baltimore

The Baltimore Sun

Rapper-actor Common will perform at the 40th annual African American Festival in Baltimore this year. 


Questar Properties embarks on its 44-story 'magnum opus' in Inner Harbor

The Baltimor Sun

City and business leaders gather for a groundbreaking ceremony for a 44-story luxury tower at the Inner Harbor that was once the home of McCormick & Co. spice factory.

Baltimore City Public School Student Alvin Ailey Master Class at the Modell Lyric

Mayor Rawlings-Blake is seeking video submissions from Baltimore City Public School  students to participate in an Alvin Ailey Master Class at the Modell Lyric on Monday, April 25, 2016 from 5pm-6pm.


Mayor Rawlings-Blake Delivers the 17th Annual State of the City Address

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake delivered Baltimore’s 17th Annual State of the City Address, which focused on continuing to grow Baltimore by building upon the strengths of the City’s anchor institutions, leveraging and investing in the City’s corridors and small businesses, eliminating blight, making strides in enhancing access to healthier foods in food desert communities, aggressively implementing police reform while operating through transparency, and maintaining a balanced budget by making fiscally responsible choices.

Consejos de Seguridad contra Incendios y el Programa de Alarmas Gratis en la Ciudad de Baltimore

Cada año los incendios cobran la vida de 3,500 personas y dejan heridos a 20,000 en los Estados Unidos. La División de Educación del Departamento de Bomberos de la Ciudad de Baltimore le provee los siguientes consejos y servicios para reducir en gran medida sus posibilidades de convertirse en una victima de incendios. 

Women Leading Baltimore 2016

In celebration of Women's History Month this March I will be connecting young female leaders with professional women in Baltimore for a day of mentoring. This is a program by, for, and about women. I hope the day will motivate the selected female high school juniors and seniors and inspire them to reach their goals.

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.