Del. Glenn encourages Council to vote in favor of Young’s amendments at today’s 4:30 p.m. voting session.
“Hello Council President Young and all City Council Members,
I need to let each of you know how very concerned I am for the potential results of your vote today. Though I don't usually agree with the Sunpaper, I thought they did a great job in printing the op-ed article from the Safe and Sound coalition in yesterday's newspaper. Safe and Sound did a great job in commending the Mayor for her budget and Council President Young and those members of the City Council who are in support of the President's amendments called, ‘The President's Plan for a Better Baltimore.’
We all know and fully understand the impact of decreased recreation and after-school opportunities for our young people. Additionally, I can only imagine the frustration of being in a community where the nearest fire station is going to close, and the difference that would make in a life or death situation.
I am in full support of Council President Young's ‘Plan for a Better Baltimore’ to modify the Mayor's budget to support the requests from the public. The people, who elect us to office, have a right to expect their elected officials to support their needs and requests when we can. I completely understand that there are times when we have to make extremely difficult financial decisions but this is a time where compromise is not only possible, but appropriate.
In light of the fact that we continue to expect more from the people of this great City to pay increased taxes, we owe nothing less to them than to do all that is possible to provide the basic resources necessary for a healthy City.
Your vote today is a vote I hope you will take in support of those who elected you. I am asking that you please vote in support of President Young's amendments and let our City have a better summer.
Cheryl D. Glenn
State Delegate, 45th Legislative District”