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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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District 1 City Council Candidates on Housing

Questionnaires were sent to each candidate in District 1, asking about their views on housing in Baltimore. The questions focused on specific issues that have been brought up many times over the past few years:  abandonment, inclusionary housing/affordability, accountability in government, and blight reduction. Two candidates responded, which was disappointing, given the number of candidates Read more about District 1 City Council Candidates on Housing[…]

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City Council District 1 Candidate Mark Edelson on Housing

Mark Edelson was the second of the District 1 candidates to respond to the questionnaire. 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 Read more about City Council District 1 Candidate Mark Edelson on Housing[…]

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City Council District 1 Candidate Mark Parker on Housing

Mark Parker responded to the questionnaire, and his answers 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 for your plan? Within our district, most Read more about City Council District 1 Candidate Mark Parker on Housing[…]