CITYWIDE: MAYOR’S OFFICE OF POLICY AND PLANNING
There exist a myriad of major public sector policy and planning issues with long-term time financial and service implications confronting the City of Baltimore. While many of these ‘big picture’ issues cut across departmental boundaries and involved significant expenditures of tax dollars, the Mayor’s Office does not have a dedicated function devoted solely to studying these matters and developing long-term strategic solutions.
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The Greater Baltimore Committee/Presidents’ Roundtable project teams encountered a number of these issues during the course of its work. Most notably, the City’s apparent lack of a comprehensive strategy/vision for local transportation planning. Another apparent deficiency is the City’s inability to integrate health and human services functions to provide a seamless continuum of care and services to the public. The City government as a whole could be well-served through the creation of a ‘think tank’-like policy and planning capability to tackle these large-scale issues.