Campaign Promises

Before the election began, we sent all Baltimore City candidates a questionnaire about housing, and collected the responses. Now that the election is over and the candidates have taken office, it’s a good time to remind them of their responses, and also to remind them that we intend to hold them accountable for the state Read more about Campaign Promises[…]

The Housing Questionnaires: Lessons Learned

It’s always interesting to ask a random group of people the same questions and see what you get back. I guarantee at the very least, you won’t be bored. Hopefully you’ll even be enlightened at the end of the process. Candidate surveys and politics in general are two things I tend to stay away from, Read more about The Housing Questionnaires: Lessons Learned[…]

District 10 City Council Candidates on Housing

Two candidates responded to the questionnaire, their responses are linked below: Ed Reisinger (incumbent) Christine Digman The following candidates did not respond:  Michael Nolet, Wanda Grimes, Charlie Metz, Erica White, and Amanda Maminski

District 10 City Council Candidate Christine Digman on Housing

Christine Digman was the second of two District 10 candidates to respond to the questionnaire. Her answers are below, with no edits. 1. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. How do you intend to clean up blight in your district that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you propose to Read more about District 10 City Council Candidate Christine Digman on Housing[…]

District 10 City Council Candidate Ed Reisinger on Housing

Ed Reisinger, the incumbent City Councilman, was the first of two candidates to respond to the questionnaire. His answers are below, with no edits. 1. Baltimore City has 30,000+ vacant homes. How do you intend to clean up blight in your district that isn’t a rehash or continuation of previous plans? And how do you Read more about District 10 City Council Candidate Ed Reisinger on Housing[…]

The Housing Questionnaire: Candidate Responses

Questionnaires were sent to all mayoral candidates, city council candidates, and city council president candidates about housing issues in Baltimore City. Each group was sent the same questions, and were given a strict deadline. Each group’s responses are linked below: Mayoral Candidates City Council President Candidates City Council Candidates, By District: District 1 District 2 Read more about The Housing Questionnaire: Candidate Responses[…]

On Maps and Data

Data and statistics can be useful when trying to figure out just how bad, good, or neutral a problem is — or where the problems are located, circumstances and conditions…  It’s one thing to discuss an issue (like crime or blight) — another thing entirely to see it as a visual. I created this map Read more about On Maps and Data[…]