Rawlings-Blake Fires Back As Threat of City Shutdown Looms

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—A threat to gridlock Baltimore’s budget and shutdown city services brings a strong response from the mayor.

Earlier this week, 200 protestors gathered outside City Hall, many too young to really know why.

But organizers did, they wanted money from Baltimore’s mayor.

$4.2-million was budgeted last year, to keep 2,500 children in after school programs, and operate six community schools.

“I cannot support a budget that does not have things in it for our youth,” said City Council President Jack Young

“It’s not being eliminated. It was one-time money that we had last year,” said Mayor Stephanie-Rawlings-Blake.