A Quick Note on Councilman Mitchell

Keiffer Mitchell is running for Mayor of Baltimore (old news, I know), and to be honest, I don't know a whole lot about the man. However, on thing caught my eye in a discussion today about the proposed demolition of some historic Baltimore row houses (pre-fire even!).

Apparently, Mitchell has played a rather large part in helping Mercy Medical Center demolish the houses.
City Councilman Keiffer J. Mitchell Jr. sponsored an amendment to a bill that stripped the houses of historic protections. The amendment, added quietly at Mercy's request, eliminated a required one-year demolition deliberation process that would have hampered Mercy's construction schedule.
This stinks to high heaven. Does Mr. Mitchell think this is acceptable? Does Mitchell place the needs of big business over the concerns of the citizens in the city? Does he think it is his duty to subvert the laws of our city and to create loopholes for developers?

If so, perhaps Mr. Mitchell should reconsider his run for Mayor of Baltimore.

(by the way, if you're interested in a candidate for city council who will really fight for neighborhood dwellers and not for developers, check out Adam Meister, owner of techbalt)

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