Video: District 11 City Council Forum

| February 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, February 11th, National Federation of the Blind, League of Women Voters, and the South Baltimore Peninsula neighborhood associations hosted a “Meet the District 11 Candidates” forum at the National Federation of the Blind headquarters in Riverside.

Full Length Video

Candidates from left to right: Eric Costello, Curtis Johnson, Dea Thomas, and Greg Sileo

We’ll also be releasing shorter segments throughout the week discussing individual topics from the forum.

Introductions and Property Taxes

Crime, Charm City Circulator, and Transportation

South Baltimore’s Rapid Redevelopment and Rec & Parks

Baltimore City Schools and Growing Business 

Liquor Board Issues and the Hanover Street Bridge 

The redevelopment of the Cross Street Market, Cycling and Audits

Affordable Housing and Closing Statements 

Five Democrat candidates are running for the District 11 Councilman seat. The candidates include: incumbent Eric Costello of Federal Hill, Curtis Johnson of Madison Park South, Harry Preston V of Upton (not present at forum), Greg Sileo of Locust Point, and Dea Thomas of Otterbein. The Primary Election is on April 26st.

District 11 Map

District 11 Map

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