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Baltimore City Council Passes Indigenous Peoples' Day, Hotel Labor Bills

Oct 6, 2020

The Columbus Obelisk monument in Herring Run Park.
Credit Northeast Baltimore Walking Tour/Wikimedia Commons

The Baltimore City Council held a busy virtual meeting Monday night. They passed two prominent bills that re-examine the legacy of Christopher Columbus, plus two bills to boost protections for the city’s hospitality labor force. They also introduced two new bills to create an evictions assistance program for city renters and officially suspend water shutoffs. WYPR’s Emily Sullivan and Nathan Sterner talk through each piece of legislation.