WBAL News Radio 1090: Project CommUNITY: Baltimore’s Path Forward

Editor’s note: The following appeared on wbal.com on May 23, 2019. WBAL NewsRadio 1090 and FM 101.5 hosted a special discussion on May 22, 2019 called  “Project Community: Baltimore’s Path Forward.” The program, hosted by C4 and Bryan Nehman, featured two sets of panelists discussing solutions to the challenges...
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A conversation with Ken Thompson, Monitor of the Consent Decree between Baltimore and U.S. Department of Justice

By Elizabeth Lowe The Greater Baltimore Committee met with Ken Thompson, Monitor of the Consent Decree between Baltimore and U.S. Department of Justice, for a conversation about his views on the implementation of the Consent Decree. Baltimore Consent Decree monitor Kenneth Thompson, a Partner at Venable LLP in Baltimore, said the Consent Decree is not meant to make the job of the Baltimore Police Department (BPD) more difficult. “We’re not … Continue reading

The Daily Record: The need for a visionary transit network

Editor’s note: The following commentary appeared on thedailyrecord.com on May 17, 2019. For decades, the Maryland Department of Transportation has ignored the transit needs of the Baltimore region while massive investment has occurred in the Washington suburbs. For example, the state of Maryland has committed to the Purple Line, a $2.4 billion light-rail line under construction between New Carrollton and Bethesda. Meanwhile, the Baltimore region received a $135 million overhaul … Continue reading

Greater Baltimore Committee honors Shock Trauma’s Dr. Thomas M. Scalea and former Baltimore County Executive Donald Mohler at 64th Annual Meeting

The Greater Baltimore Committee honored Shock Trauma’s Dr. Thomas M. Scalea and former Baltimore County Executive Donald Mohler at its 64th Annual Meeting on May 13, 2019 before more than 1,000 GBC members and guests who attended the event, held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. The GBC honored with awards the work of individuals who, over the years, have made significant contributions to the region. The GBC presented Thomas M. Scalea, … Continue reading

Statement by Donald C. Fry, GBC President and CEO, regarding Catherine Pugh’s decision to resign as Mayor of Baltimore City

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

WBAL News Radio 1090: Mayor Pugh controversy brings about proposals for government reform

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

Greater Baltimore Committee welcomes new members

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.

The Daily Record: 5G is knocking on Maryland’s door — but we’re not answering

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