2007-10-20 / Editorials & Letters

Kalish outlines plans for next term

Editor:

I'm running for reelection as mayor of Baltimore. Here's my thoughts on the issues facing Baltimore.

I will continue to make police protection a priority. When I was first elected mayor in 2000, all police department positions were part-time. With council's support, we now have two full-time officersincluding the chief. While Baltimore, for the most part, is a safe community, we must be prepared to protect our residents and businesses. I work with Chief Tussey to add another full-time position in 2008. Future plans include a D.A.R.E. officerin Liberty Union Schools and implementing an internet predator program that helps parents keep their children safe on the internet.

As Mayor, we have implemented a proactive growth plan than includes updating our zoning ordinance, development standards and starting a residential/commercial building department. I will also continue to pursue economic development opportunities.

I would appreciate your continued support on Nov. 6.

Robert Michael Kalish Mayor of Baltimore

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