Filed under: News | Tags: Otis Rolley, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Trees B4 Grand Prix
Mayor Rawlings-Blake Just Doesn’t Care
From the Baltidome inbox:
Two weeks ago, I sent Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake a letter, asking that she add provisions to the city’s agreement with Baltimore Racing Development which would hold them fiscally accountable for the planting and maintenance of 139 trees.
What did I hear back from her office? Nothing.
We took the time to work with attorneys to fix the toothless agreement which the city had drafted – to add performance bonds which would ensure that BRD would fulfill its obligations.
But we heard nothing about whether the City would be following our recommendations – even though we drafted them in conjunction with the City’s Office of Sustainability, which is also concerned with BRD financial’s health and their ability to perform.
This Mayor sees everything politically. Can’t communicate with a constituent – it might get used against us. Can’t negotiate a contract that protects Baltimore taxpayers – a fatcat crony might get hurt.
Enough. I’m voting for Otis Rolley tomorrow; and you should consider voting for him too. But mostly, I’d ask you vote AGAINST Mayor Rawlings-Blake. She’s an anachronism, and she’s showing again and again that she’s just not interested in open government, or the environment.
A car race, in the 21st century? Cutting down trees so folks can see a bunch of cars? Insanity. The Grand Prix brought some flash to Baltimore, but at what cost? Wouldn’t it be better if we could come up with ideas together? Talk things through? Collaborate?
But Stephanie Rawlings-Blake just doesn’t want your input.
Please share with others tomorrow by forwarding this email, and via Facebook and Twitter. Vote AGAINST the Mayor. We need new leadership that listens. I’ll be updating you more on this after the election. In the meantime, I wanted everyone to know what I’ve learned, which is that the current administration cares more about itself than it does about you.
David and Jennifer Troy
Trees Before Prix
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