This weekend, I knocked on Rachel & Jason’s door in the Baltimore Highlands neighborhood. They are homeowners here in Baltimore, and we talked through their concerns about public safety. I believe that no one should live in a neighborhood where gun shots and related violence are common occurrences. In spite of the challenges their neighborhood faces, Rachel & Jason are committed to staying in Baltimore and improving their community.
Baltimore City boasts the world’s greatest medical institutions, but we aren’t even in the running for healthiest American cities. Our rates of preventable illness and chronic disease are unacceptable. We can become a model of well-being for all when we make public health a priority.
High quality education should be the norm in Baltimore, not the exception. Every child in our city should have access to good schools—from pre-kindergarten through high school and beyond—and a pathway to a full range of careers.
Science & Environment
Transit & Housing
It is time to build modern transit and quality, equitable housing in Baltimore. These are not costs, they are investments that will deliver demonstrable returns in the form of good jobs, social vibrancy, economic vitality and human health for decades to come. Our future as a sustainable home for all depends on this.