South Baltimore Now! Podcast: Mayoral Candidate Thiru Vignarajah Discusses Bold Ideas for Baltimore

| May 1, 2024 | 0 Comments

Update: Thiru Vignarajah dropped out of the race and endorsed Sheila Dixon.

In this episode of the South Baltimore Now! podcast, Kevin Lynch interviews Baltimore mayoral candidate Thiru Vignarajah.

During the interview, Vignarajah shares insights into his background, including his education at Yale and Harvard Law; his career as a federal and city prosecutor; and his vision for the city of Baltimore. He discusses his plans to address Baltimore’s crime, educational shortcomings, and economic challenges. Vignarajah also talks about the importance of reinvigorating business in Baltimore, proposing substantial reforms in permitting, taxes, and police recruitment.

00:00 Welcome to South Baltimore: A Special Political Episode

00:21 The Political Podcast Scene in South Baltimore

01:50 Thiru Vignarajah’s Candidacy for Mayor: Background and Vision

09:02 Addressing Baltimore’s Crime: Thiru Vignarajah’s Comprehensive Plan

14:07 Revitalizing Business and Development in Baltimore

27:44 Big Picture Ideas for Baltimore’s Future

31:51 Environmental Initiatives and Closing Remarks

Photo courtesy of Thiru for Baltimore 

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