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 8 City Council Candidates on Housing

Three District 8 candidates responded to the questionnaire: Faraj Leach, Kristerfer Burnett, and David Maurice Smallwood. Links to their responses are below. Faraj Leach Kristerfer Burnett David Smallwood The following candidates did not respond to the questionnaire:  Joseph Brown, Nakia Washington, Benjamin Barnwell, Reginald Fugett, Russell Neverdon, and Dwayne Williams.  

District 8 City Council Candidate David Smallwood on Housing

David Smallwood was the third District 8 candidate to respond to the housing questionnaire. His responses 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 pay Read more about District 8 City Council Candidate David Smallwood on Housing[…]

District 8 City Council Candidate Kristerfer Burnett on Housing

The second candidate from District 8 to respond to the questionnaire was Kristerfer Burnett. His responses appear 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 pay Read more about District 8 City Council Candidate Kristerfer Burnett on Housing[…]

District 8 City Council Candidate Faraj Leach on Housing

Faraj Leach was the first candidate from District 8 to respond to the housing questionnaire. His responses 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 8 City Council Candidate Faraj Leach 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[…]

Fire in Irvington

Three homes were ablaze in the Irvington neighborhood last Thursday night — two were vacant, one was occupied.  Among the fire companies summoned to the fire was Truck Company 10, one of the companies slated for closure, under the Mayor’s foolish budget cuts to public safety. After surveying the damage the following day, I have Read more about Fire in Irvington[…]

House Fire Feb. 16, 2009

Acting on a news snippet we read on the ABC 2 News website, we decided to look further into the matter and found an interesting back story on the owner of the house.  According to Channel 2, the fire started around 4 AM today, and was a two-alarm fire.  So far, investigators have no leads Read more about House Fire Feb. 16, 2009[…]