posted on February 13, 2012 15:11
(Remarks as Prepared)
Mr. President, members of the City Council, friends and
colleagues in public service, faithful clergy, people of Baltimore—thank
you for the opportunity to report to you on the state of our great city
and to pave a new path toward a growing Baltimore.
Mr. President, Madam Comptroller, thank you for your leadership and your
passionate commitment to serve the people of Baltimore. We are united
in our purpose to improve the lives of Baltimore’s citizens, to
strengthen community bonds that empower and lift-up families, and to
make Baltimore the most attractive place for families to live and grow.
To the 71st Baltimore City Council: This is a new and exciting era for
this body. We have new, young members with bright talents, fresh ideas,
and optimism. We have committed and experienced members that bring with
them great wisdom and knowledge. All of you, individually and in your
own unique way, are tough and independent but also thoughtful and
willing to work together for the greater good of Baltimore’s people...
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