The following is noted in a Statement from Councilman Scott On Council’s Letter Calling For Mayor To Resign:
BALTIMORE—”Baltimore will continue to have a cloud over its head while the investigations into Mayor Pugh’s business dealings go on. These issues are extremely severe and prohibit the Mayor from focusing on the business of Baltimore. Today I join my colleagues in asking for the Mayor’s resignation. Baltimore deserves a Mayor who can focus on reducing crime, improving our schools and restoring trust in our government.
My colleagues and I understand the severity of the action we have taken, but know that it is what’s best for Baltimore. A lot of work remains to rebuild trust in our government but that will not start until the Mayor resigns.”
Here is a copy of the letter I have seen shared on social media:
Every member of the Baltimore City Council signed onto this letter…except for Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young (who is now the Acting / Ex Officio Mayor of Baltimore).
Will this be enough to convince Mayor Catherine Pugh to step down? We will see.