What follows is a statement by Donald C. Fry, President and CEO of the Greater Baltimore Committee, regarding Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as Mayor of Baltimore City: “Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as mayor of Baltimore today is in the best interest of the city. Her resignation provides Baltimore the opportunity to move forward without the distraction of the ongoing investigations and speculation as to leadership in City Hall. … Continue reading →
Editor’s note: The following commentary aired on wbal.com on April 29, 2019. Listen to the commentary. The controversies swirling around Mayor Pugh have many clamoring for drastic change to Baltimore City’s government. There is no doubt that some reforms are necessary. An amendment to the City Charter that provides a roadmap for the removal of an elected city official when circumstances call for that extraordinary remedy is clearly needed. Other proposed legislative … Continue reading →
The GBC welcomes the following new members: Abel Communications American Visionary Art Museum B&O Railroad Museum Bay Associates Environmental Inc. BD Life Sciences-Diagnostic System David & Dads Café Helping Up Mission Jewish Museum of Maryland Kinetic Capital LLC M4 Security Studio 7 The Salon and Spa United Medical Care Learn about the GBC or to join, call 410-727-2820.
Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on April 18, 2019. Legislation that would have established statewide standards in Maryland to streamline the permitting and installation of new high-tech equipment so Internet and wireless cell phone providers can offer a faster, more reliable service known as 5G has once again been rejected and the interested parties encouraged to develop a consensus. Regrettably, the Maryland Association of Counties, Maryland Municipal … Continue reading →
The Greater Baltimore Committee has announced that U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein will be the featured speaker at the GBC’s Annual Meeting on May 13, the state’s premier business event of the year. In addition, join us for special award presentations to Donald Mohler, former Baltimore County Executive, and Thomas M. Scalea, MD, Physician-in-Chief, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. If you go: When: Monday, May 13, 2019; 5:30-8:30 p.m. … Continue reading →
The Greater Baltimore Committee’s Board of Directors today called on Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to tender her resignation as Mayor. The Board acknowledges Mayor Pugh’s current leave of absence for health reasons and expressed its best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. After considerable discussion and thought, the Board determined that Mayor Pugh no longer possesses the public trust or moral authority to lead the city due to concerns … Continue reading →
The 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly concluded at midnight on Monday, April 8. Many impactful bills were passed during the 90-day session that will have ramifications, both positive and negative, for the Greater Baltimore region. Click here to read the GBC’s wrap up of the 2019 Legislative Session of the Maryland General Assembly.
Greater Baltimore Committee President and CEO Donald C. Fry offered his thoughts on House Speaker Michael Busch. “He was respectful of legislators and advocates with divergent political philosophies and always made them feel that they had a fair chance to express their views,” Fry said. “He was always mindful of the importance of the General Assembly as an institution and the importance of maintaining the integrity of the body. Those traits … Continue reading →
Editor’s note: The following article appeared on thedailyrecord.com on March 22, 2019. Governor Larry Hogan took state legislators to the woodshed earlier this week, partly to call them out for not passing crime and public safety legislation that he has backed during the 2019 Maryland General Assembly session. The governor was particularly ruffled that legislation that would have toughened penalties for repeat violent offenders has not advanced and a proposal … Continue reading →