Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Search for New Inspector General
BALTIMORE, MD. (January 31, 2013) -
Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced a professional search effort for a new inspector general for the City of Baltimore to replace the outgoing Inspector General David R. McClintock. The new professional search effort will be led by Baltimore City Solicitor George Nilson. McClintock is pursuing a new opportunity in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
“David McClintock has done a very good job improving the Office of the Inspector General since his arrival in 2010, turning a dysfunctional office into a real asset for city government to use to investigate potential fraud, waste, and abuse,” Mayor Rawlings-Blake said. “Improving ethics and transparency has always been a hallmark of this administration, and we will work to build upon David’s work going forward. We wish him well in his new role.”
“I am sincerely thankful for the support that the OIG has received over the past 3 years from the citizens of Baltimore, the mayor, the City Council, and City employees. I am honored to have had the opportunity to serve Baltimore City,” McClintock said.
Since taking office in 2010, Mayor Rawlings-Blake has implemented numerous reforms to improve ethics, transparency and oversight in city government. Just last week, Baltimore was recognized as a national leader among large cities working to improve transparency.
In 2010, the mayor introduced and signed legislation to close loopholes and restructure the make-up of the Ethics Board, and she appointed three new members to the Ethics Board. Mayor Rawlings-Blake also issued an executive order to prevent City employees from being paid while in prison. In 2011, the mayor introduced legislation and executive orders to strengthen the Office of the Inspector General, while increasing funding for the office. She also implemented new rules for pension board members and increased residents’ access to public information.
- April 21, 2010 – Mayor signs historic ethics bills into law. Names three new members of the City Ethics Board.
- May 20, 2010 – Mayor and Cabinet members take part in ethics training.
- Jan 26, 2011 – Mayor signs executive order creating Open Data Initiative for city government.
- February 9, 2011 – Mayor announces new policies to strengthen the Office of the Inspector General.
- June 30, 2011 – Mayor announces new text alert system for residents.
- July 18, 2011 – Mayor introduces new, tougher rules for pension board members.
- October 23, 2012 – Mayor announces expanded broadcast of public meetings.
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