Rawlings-Blake Says She’s Leaving Baltimore in Better Shape Than She Found It
November 28, 2016
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake led Baltimore through monster snowstorms, an earthquake, a derecho and a riot. She was mayor for the city’s lowest murder rate in decades — and its highest. She’s been cheered, and she’s been booed.
After seven years leading a city fraught with challenges, Rawlings-Blake says she has few regrets as she prepares to step down Dec. 6. Despite the persistent violence, she argues she’s leaving Baltimore in better shape than when she took over.