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Home Local Maryland Government Announcement Originally published November 08, 2010

STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL PRESIDENT YOUNG REGARDING FINAL PASSAGE OF LANDMARK OPEN GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION



Bill that received unanimous support from City Council awaits mayoral action to become law.

BALTIMORE, MD – “Tonight’s passage of my landmark Transparency and Accountability Bill (TAB) is a major step toward true government openness and accountability. I look forward to Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s immediate signing of this bill.

Since being elected Council President I have worked hard to ensure that this City Council is focused in a tangible way on government transparency. In April the City Council passed new ethics legislation that helped make government more transparent by expanding and strengthening the ethics board and clarifying the qualifications for ethics board members. And last month I introduced legislation to enhance the city’s rules governing lobbying.

With today’s passage of my Transparency and Accountability Bill, Baltimore is truly moving in the right direction. Together, we are creating a stronger city built on increased transparency.”