Thursday, April 30, 2015

City of Baltimore Land Use Zoning Law

Misrepresentation of the mayor’s statement:
The current mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, appeared to be working closely with the city’s police department when she stated what may have been an unintentional and perhaps immediate implementation of land use zoning law. It’s not clear what role, if any, the City Planning Department or other officials may or may not have had in this mayoral executive action.

Standing with political and community leaders, Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s recorded statement included:

(Excerpt) “We also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.” Source: Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, 4.26.2015

Economic Law of 'Unintended Consequences'
Will this immediate and temporary mayoral executive action in Baltimore unintentionally create any lasting precedents that politicians, City Planning Departments, property owners, or community leaders in other jurisdictions may find useful to implement immediate change in established but somehow socially untenable and economically unrealistic land use zoning law?

Baltimore's mayor made it very clear:
In the video below, it was not her intention to effect land use zoning law:

Source: Digitas Daily on


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