Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh participates in OSI-Baltimore’ Stoop Storytelling Mayoral Show
Thanking the citizens of Baltimore after her election on Tuesday, Mayor-elect Catherine Pugh outlined the priorities for her new administration, announced her transition team, and launched a new website.
Pugh says she will focus on healthy neighborhoods, public safety, education and youth development, transportation, and jobs and economic development. Pugh pledged to improve police-community relations and work to negotiate and implement the Department of Justice consent decree, work with developers to bring thousands of job opportunities to the more than 75,000 unemployed in Baltimore, and re-introduce legislation that will put Baltimore City Public Schools back under city control.
In announcing her transition leadership team, Pugh said they will work to “make recommendations on how we make government more efficient.” The team includes Diane Bell-McCoy, president and CEO of Associated Black Charities and a member of the OSI-Baltimore Solutions Summit Jobs Planning Committee and Calvin Butler, CEO of Baltimore Gas and Electric. Butler was the keynote speaker for OSI’s Solutions Summit Jobs Forum, held on October 29.
Pugh will speak at OSI’s Solutions Summit on December 10 (register here) and has agreed to listen to the resulting community-developed priorities. Her new website has a feedback feature to solicit ideas from community members.