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‘Every Day I Find New Reasons to Be Proud of You’

My love for you is unlike any other, and as I sit here writing you a letter I can only think of how much joy you bring to my life every day. I love everything about you. I love that you want to wear jeans under a bridesmaid dress. I love that you are competitive yet kind. I love that you have friendships that will last a lifetime, and one day I hope you count me as one.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Vetoes City Council Bills 12-0113 & 15-0479

After careful consideration, Mayor Rawlings-Blake notified the Baltimore City Council via letter of her veto of City Council Bill #12-0113, Charter Amendment – Ordinance of Estimates, and City Council Bill #15-0479, Charter Amendment – Board of Estimates – Composition. 

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Mother Day Tribute to Top Neighborhood Moms

The impact strong women have in our communities is immeasurable. Their love for our city, its culture, history, and traditions is shown through their dedication to family, friends and our neighborhoods. 

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Zika Virus & Baltimore City

The moment I was made aware that the Zika Virus was a potential threat to Baltimore City, I convened a city-wide working group under the direction of my Health Commissioner, Dr.

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Servicio de Recolección Gratuita de Artículos de Basura Grande

Este mes me gustaría compartir información acerca de un servicio gratuito para aquellas personas que desean deshacerse de artículos de basura grande tales como muebles, electrodomésticos y demás. Así es, la Ciudad de Baltimore por medio del Departamento de Obras Públicas recogerá estos y otros artículos de su vivienda sin ningún costo.

Foundation encourages private sector to match support for summer jobs

Baltimore City’s nationally recognized summer jobs program, YouthWorks, continues to grow in popularity, increasing the need for employment opportunities this summer. In response, the Annie E. Casey Foundation has committed $500,000 and offered a second $500,000 as a challenge grant to be matched by the private sector. These funds will create more than 650 five-week summer jobs for city youth and young adults. But more money is needed in order to offer employment to all youth who have completed their registration.

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Legislative Session Overview

My administration has used the challenges our city faces to guide us toward innovation. Thanks to the General Assembly’s pledged $290 million aid package, we will be able to extend critical resources to key growth areas ranging from blight elimination to libraries to so much more. 

Baltimore's New Front Door

Site Selection, March 2016: The magazine of corporate real estate strategy and economic development.


The full article is available via this link to Site Selection (starting on page 208).

In a 2014 op-ed piece in The Baltimore Sun, then Maryland Secretary of Planning, Richard Eberhart Hall wrote, "Redevelopment provides environmental benefits by reinvesting in buildings and infrastructure, focusing growth where services exist rather than creating new developments on tracts far from population centers. People know it when they see it: downtowns bustling with activities and special events, a variety of housing types near places of employment, wide sidewalks that beckon to pedestrians and well-tended storefronts."

Bill Cole, CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation (BDC), loves to tell the Baltimore story.

"We're the 4th fastest growing millennial population in the US and we have the 8th largest millennial population overall. You add in Under Armour, you add in John's Hopkins University, the University of Maryland and two rapidly growing bio-parks and all of a suddent you have this young vibrant workforce.

Of the 25 largest metros, in the past 5 years greater Baltimore has experienced the 3rd fastest growth of education degrees, 4th fastest growth of science and engineering degrees, and 5th fastest growth of business degrees amount 25 to 39 year olds.

Greater Baltimore has increased startup activity by 7.4% since 2010 compared to 3.1% nationwide.


Creating a Greener, Healthier City

We have worked diligently to pass legislation that would provide more funding for recreation and parks. A Bill we worked on was ultimately amended onto another, HB 462, and on Monday we celebrated a major victory when that piece of legislation was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan. The City will ultimately receive $6 million annually for Recreation and Parks. These funds can be used to realize my vision to build high quality recreation facilities, create better programming and better upkeep our parks.

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U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Commends Transportation Secretary Foxx's Connecting People to Opportunity Initiative

U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement on U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and his Connecting People to Opportunity Initiative. “The U.S. Conference of Mayors commends U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx for his leadership in focusing public attention on how past investment decisions have harmed low-income families and neighborhoods -- people and places that too often have been asked to carry disproportionate burdens in the siting of major transportation facilities.