Is Baltimore pursuing the right strategies to reduce violent crime? Do you have confidence in the Police Department’s current leadership? What steps would you take as mayor to improve police-community relations?
What lessons do you draw from the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent protests and unrest?
What strategies would you pursue to reduce drug addiction and associated ills such as overdose deaths and crime? What role should the police play?
Do you have confidence in the leadership of the Baltimore school system? Do you support the current governance structure, or would you seek to change it? What role should the mayor play in the schools?
What are the chief barriers to economic development and job creation in Baltimore? How would you address them?
What steps would you take as mayor to reduce pollution levels in the harbor?
In the wake of Gov. Larry Hogan’s cancellation of the Red Line, what strategies would you pursue to help city residents access jobs?
What is your view of the housing department’s leadership, its participation in an Obama administration program to privatize some public housing, and its efforts to help some public housing residents move to the suburbs? What can the city do to encourage the development of more affordable housing?
Should Baltimore reduce its property tax rate, and if so, how? What is your view of the city’s use of tax increment financing, payments in lieu of taxes and other incentives to encourage developments like Harbor Point?
What can Baltimore do to encourage commercial and residential revitalization in neighborhoods away from the waterfront? How do you evaluate Vacants to Value and Governor Larry Hogan’s recently announced effort to combat blight?
What is Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s legacy? What did she do well, and what poorly? How would you be similar to her as a leader and how would you be different?
Why are you running for office?