Baltimore City Council Races: A Changing of the Guard | WYPR

Baltimore City Council Races: A Changing of the Guard

Feb 9, 2016

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A sea change is coming to the Baltimore City Council: Nearly half the members are not seeking reelection this year. Three of the 15 are retiring, two are vacating their seats to run for mayor, and another is pursuing a judgeship. Luke Broadwater of The Baltimore Sun and WYPR news analyst Fraser Smith join us to discuss the implications. Plus: Councilmembers Brandon Scott, Bill Henry, and Robert Curran share their thoughts on the changes ahead. What does a City Council turnover mean for the city of Baltimore? Will new candidates and this year’s renewed sense of activism draw voters to the polls?