Accountability Index: TIFs And Port Covington; Racial Inequality And Transportation; Monument Quilt
We’ll start with this month’s installment of our Accountability Index. The Baltimore Development Corporation has recommended a $535 million dollar bond deal to help Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank realize his dream of a city within a city in Port Covington. The BDC made the call in meetings in which the press and the public weren’t allowed. Was that a violation of Open Meeting Laws? Fern Shen of the Baltimore Brew and veteran freelance reporter Joan Jacobson join Tom in the studio to discuss this.
Then, another in our series of conversations about Baltimore a year after the violence and unrest that followed the funeral of Freddie Gray. ProPublica reporter Alex MacGillis on the intersection of transportation policy and deeply rooted racial and economic inequality.
Plus, the Monument Quilt: two local artists and activists who are working to stop the scourge of sexual assault.