Cindy Walsh for Mayor of Baltimore
- Mayoral Election violations
Questionnaires from Community
- Education Questionnaire
- Baltimore Housing Questionnaire
- Emerging Youth Questionnaire
- Health Care policy for Baltimore
- Environmental Questionnaires
- Livable Baltimore questionnaire
- Labor Questionnnaire
- Ending Food Deserts Questionnaire
- Maryland Out of School Time Network
- LBGTQ Questionnaire
- Citizen Artist Baltimore Mayoral Forum on Arts & Culture Questionnaire
- Baltimore Transit Choices Questionnaire
- Baltimore Activating Solidarity Economies (BASE)
- Downtown Partnership Questionnaire
- The Northeast Baltimore Communities Of BelAir Edison Community Association (BECCA )and Frankford Improvement Association, Inc. (FIA)
- Streets and Transportation/Neighbood Questionnaire
- African American Tourism and business questionnaire
- Baltimore Sun Questionnaire
- City Paper Mayoral Questionnaire
- Baltimore Technology Com Questionnaire
- Baltimore Biker's Questionnair
- Homewood Friends Meeting Questionnaire
- Baltimore Historical Collaboration---Anthem Project
- Tubman City News Mayoral Questionnaire
- Maryland Public Policy Institute Questionnaire
- AFRO questionnaire
- WBAL Candidate's Survey
- Trans Pacific Pact (TPP)
- Progressive vs. Third Way Corporate Democrats
Financial Reform/Wall Street Fraud
- Federal Healthcare Reform
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- Federal Education Reform
- Government Schedules
State and Local Government
- Maryland Committee Actions
- Maryland and Baltimore Development Organizations
- Maryland State Department of Education
- Baltimore City School Board
Building Strong Media
Media with a Progressive Agenda (I'm still checking on that!)
- "Talk About It" Radio - WFBR 1590AM Baltimore
- Promethius Radio Project
- Clearing the Fog
- Democracy Now
- Black Agenda Radio
- World Truth. TV Your Alternative News Network.
- Daily Censured
- Bill Moyers Journal
- Center for Public Integrity
- Public Radio International
- Baltimore Brew
- Free Press
- Far Left/Socialist Media
- Media with a Third Way Agenda >
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- Progressive Actions
- Maryland/Baltimore Voting Districts - your politicians and their votes
- Petitions, Complaints, and Freedom of Information Requests
- State of the Democratic Party
- Misc 2
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- Standard of Review
WALSH FOR GOVERNOR - CANDIDATE INFORMATION AND PLATFORM
- Campaign Finance/Campaign donations
- Speaking Events
- Why Heather Mizeur is NOT a progressive
- Campaign responses to Community Organization Questionnaires
Cindy Walsh vs Maryland Board of Elections
- Leniency from court for self-representing plaintiffs
- Amended Complaint
- Plaintiff request for expedited trial date
- Response to Motion to Dismiss--Brown, Gansler, Mackie, and Lamone
- Injunction and Mandamus
DECISION/APPEAL TO SPECIAL COURT OF APPEALS---Baltimore City Circuit Court response to Cindy Walsh complaint
Brief for Maryland Court of Special Appeals
- Cover Page ---yellow
- Table of Contents
- Table of Authorities
- Leniency for Pro Se Representation
- Statement of Case
- Questions Presented
- Statement of Facts
- Conclusion/Font and Type Size
- Record Extract
- Motion for Reconsideration
- Response to Defendants Motion to Dismiss
- Motion to Reconsider Dismissal
- Brief for Maryland Court of Special Appeals >
- General Election fraud and recount complaints
Cindy Walsh goes to Federal Court for Maryland election violations
- Complaints filed with the FCC, the IRS, and the FBI
- Zapple Doctrine---Media Time for Major Party candidates
- Complaint filed with the US Justice Department for election fraud and court irregularities.
- US Attorney General, Maryland Attorney General, and Maryland Board of Elections are charged with enforcing election law
- Private media has a responsibility to allow access to all candidates in an election race. >
- Polling should not determine a candidate's viability especially if the polling is arbitrary
- Viability of a candidate
- Public media violates election law regarding do no damage to candidate's campaign
- 501c3 Organizations violate election law in doing no damage to a candidate in a race >
- Voter apathy increases when elections are not free and fair
- Maryland Board of Elections certifies election on July 10, 2014
- Maryland Elections ---2016
Tubman City News Mayoral Candidates Questionnaire
Dear Mayoral Candidate:
You are receiving this email because you are listed on the Baltimore City Board of Elections
website as a registered candidate for the 2016 Mayoral Primary Election.
In the coming weeks, Tubman City News (www.tubmancitynews.com) will publish a series of
online articles informing the general public about various aspects of the 2016 Baltimore
Elections. Although Tubman City News will not endorse any particular candidate, it will
provide its readers with relevant information regarding each of the registered candidates.
Please take a moment to answer each of the questions listed below. Your response will be posted
along with your photo in a future edition of Tubman City News (www.tubmancitynews.com).
1) Do you think a residency requirement for city employees, including Baltimore City
Police Officers, to live in Baltimore City would help ensure a greater level of care and
concern for Baltimore neighborhoods by City employees and their families? Why or Why
I feel that all city agencies should first hire from the cities residence especially the police. It is easier to make the requirements of city residency for these positions and allow for a few exceptions as needed than to install some sort of ratio/statistical model that only addresses these issues according to district or community as they are doing now in many ways. My entire platform is doing just that. I am the only candidate for Mayor calling to rebuild our city agencies out to communities, hiring people from the communities to these agencies to serve citizens in the community. I intend to reform the criminal justice and public justice system and that too will see people hired who are citizens of Baltimore. Again, no one can commit to 100% hiring from Baltimore because there is always the need for specialty experience in all government activities.
Indeed, hiring Baltimore citizens as city agency employees will create the conditions for care and concern-----create more oversight and accountability in how agencies work----connect citizens and their voices to public policy decisions. As we work to rebuild ONE BALTIMORE we must recognize the need to address our problems with crime, violence, drug addiction, mental health as a community public health issue. Poverty and unemployment are better addressed by rebuilding local community economies first, expanding to broaden those economies citywide. This creates the platform of stability for the poorest in communities helping to move people from crime and violence into this healthy community economy. None of this can happen if we are not engaging the citizens in each community to lead, to build, to do outreach, and to follow citizens from the community facing temporary crises.
If you help rebuild your community; if you are given the opportunity to own a home and have a business in that community, you will be invested in maintaining its infrastructure and appearance.
2) Lead poisoning is an environmental health issue that has plagued Baltimore for decades.
What will you do, if elected, to help combat the problem and to help those families and
communities who have been impacted the most?
My development plan starts with the position that all communities surrounding city center will begin development even as we continue to strengthen those communities underway. Know what? Just building oversight and accountability in all Baltimore City agencies, in all revenue coming in and going out, will find enough of the city’s funding that is lost, misappropriated, or wasted that we could double our city budget and that found revenue would allow for this city-wide community development. We do not need to target only selected communities one at a time. I want to build a construction economy centered on demolition of houses deemed unsafe or unsalvageable, recycling debris to rehab houses, bring Federal and city revenue aimed at low-income housing in to supplement this rehabbing, and as we determine which houses are saved we will remove all of the concrete infrastructure not needed to open great public green spaces. Remember, all communities need to be downsized so creating a grand central public green space allows that community to grow and re-incorporate that real estate. Until then, existing residents will have a beautiful, healthy, central area as the basis for a local food. It will have a grand public greenhouse for food plants; a big barn for small animal husbandry; recreational spaces with community center. With that construction economy will come a fresh food economy of small businesses that will plant and harvest, raise and butcher animals, distribute the food to community fresh food stores, and several fresh food stores all owned by citizens in each community. My point is this-------most of the houses with lead and asbestos will be the one’s brought down.
Next, we have enforcement of laws that never happen. Building oversight and accountability means that---we will have real inspections that will resolve the issues of lead. Sometimes that means pressuring absentee landlords to sell so the city can correct this, sometimes we have long-term city landlords that would like to comply but cannot afford----if they are good community citizens we would want to subsidize their ability to meet lead codes. The key is building that oversight and accountability and solutions with ‘teeth’. The city has always had the revenue to fix the public school water pipes tainted with lead and I will do that immediately. The city will embark on a complete city water and sewage pipeline upgrade and as mayor I will see that the funds be there to extend this upgrade to homeowners’ water lines.
Finally, Baltimore City dismantled all of its public health community agencies decades ago. I will be rebuilding this agency as with all agencies out to communities where public health clinics will be central in oversight and accountability of all community public health programs including the lead paint/ pipes and people affected by lead. Early diagnosis is critical; real tracking of individuals affected is a must; and I will be rebuilding public schools in all communities that will have staff on site to work with special needs, learning skills development that citizen victims of lead exposure need.
3) Many of the buildings and learning spaces provided by the Baltimore City Public School
System for use by children and school staff in Baltimore are deplorable. Most of the
water (i.e. fountains, bathroom sinks, toilets, showers, cafeteria/kitchen) is lead poisoned
because of lead-based pipes. Additionally, many of the buildings lack adequate heating
and cooling systems. Many more have other environmental health problems like asbestos
and mold. Furthermore, a majority of the school buildings in Baltimore City are dark,
dreary, and poorly lit; they resemble miniature jails. If you are elected, what steps will
you take to improve the safety and aesthetics of Baltimore City Public School buildings?
How will you remedy the lead, asbestos, and mold issues in Baltimore City Public School
buildings? What steps will you take to create a beautiful and safe learning environment at
all Baltimore City Public Schools in Baltimore?
I stated above that I would reassess the past public school building model and rebuild public schools in all communities and with that assessment will come whether a schools can be upgraded or needs to be completely rebuilt. That said, all public schools will have lead, asbestos, and mold issue solved and I will do this with immediacy. This is a public health crises and I am a public health advocate. All Baltimore City Schools will be funded and maintained equally and Baltimore City Schools will all receive the resources they need for principals, teachers, and students to be successful.
4) Large corporations like the Horseshoe Casino and health conglomerates like Johns
Hopkins are essential to boosting the city's economy and employment rate. Great efforts
have been made over the years by city officials to provide incentives and supports to
attract big business to Baltimore. However, small business owners in Baltimore City
receive very few incentives or supports even though small businesses employ a large
segment of Baltimore residents. If elected, what will you do to help small businesses in
Baltimore thrive? How will you encourage entrepreneurship? How will you support new
and emerging business owners?
I stated above my intention to make the community small business economies the priority in my approach to growing Baltimore’s economy. We do not want to rely on big corporations bringing jobs exclusively because as many in Baltimore know, those big corporations hold the city hostage to corporate subsidy, to controlling our government, to creating low-wage jobs. We may need a big corporation economy but it will not be central in development. The key with any free-market economy is competition so these big corporations need lots of small businesses keeping them on their toes.
The next thing we must do is transfer the tax burden from small businesses and individual citizens to those big corporations which have managed to convince past city hall politicians to allow them to be totally tax-free with lots of subsidy. These are rich corporations not needing this while our small businesses do need the subsidy and tax breaks. We cannot have both. Big corporations MUST pay their fair share in order for the city to build and maintain our local economies. Don’t be fooled by the threats of big corporations leaving. Know what? If a Marriott or a national restaurant chain left, we will immediately fill that lost economy with small business motels and family-owned hospitality housing and restaurants. That is what tourists are looking for anyway!
I look at the word entrepreneurship and I see Small Business Association. They have changed that meaning to make it seem people wanting to start a new business must start something new rather than giving citizens in a community what they need. Small Business loans build mom and pop stores selling what a homeowner, a teenager, a person looking for recreation needs. I am also promoting the small manufacturing factory model of small business co-ops……people working at the factory own the factory and I will send the money to help build that factory. We need lots of small factory manufacturing around the city and I do not want global corporate factories that produce for the world because they exploit workers and kill our environment.
5) If you are the parent of a school-aged child, is your child currently enrolled in a
Baltimore City Public School? Why or why not? If your child is beyond school-age, did
he/she graduate from a Baltimore City Public High School? Why or Why not?
No, I have no children in school or who attended Baltimore City schools. All of my connections with schooling have been public K-12 and public universities.
6) Baltimore is unique in that it is one of the few urban cities in the United States with
public access to so many parks and green spaces. If elected, what will you do to help
protect and enhance all of the public parks and green spaces in Baltimore?
I described above how I would like to see all community rebuilding to have a central grand public green space and that would bring a public park to each community. If you do not know much of the current development is taking lots of public green space and they are temporarily designating it as a non-profit community garden for example with no expectations of keeping this real estate green. I hear them say that corporate campus landscaping will be the green space and that is not public. I will protect existing public green space. As well, I have the hopes of large orchard parks connected to some community food green spaces where space is available. We should have plenty of fresh fruit available with fresh vegetables and that can exist in the form of public parks.
7) 2015 marked a year of unprecedented murders in Baltimore. If elected, what is your plan
to address the violence and murder crisis in Baltimore?
I will reform and rebuild the criminal and public justice system first. I will rebuild local community economies and develop communities to give people living there other alternatives than crime. Simply feeling invested in a neighborhood moves people from wanting to be destructive against community assets and citizens. That said, drug dealing and gangs organized around crime need direct policing, an engaged City Hall actively meeting with community members affected by this violence and the people identified as cultivating that crime and violence. We have many non-profits doing this---we need more organization and oversight of this huge network to keep community engagements from being duplicated and removing those known to be not effective. I think we have allowed too much leeway in how funds are distributed for these programs. We must build a network of tracking at-risk youth and offenders for the long-term for continued support, eliminate employment barriers around criminal records, and make sure citizens brought into the criminal justice process feel they are there for the right charges and they have a real system of public justice working for them. When people feel they have no rights or pathway to justice, they take justice in their own hands and/or find self-empowerment by acting against other people.
8) Baltimore City is a city that is suffering from neglect. Elected officials and public
servants in Baltimore have turned a blind eye from everything to the mistreatment of
families in less than standard public housing complexes to the intentional oversight of
hundreds of abandoned commercial and residential buildings throughout the city to the
less than standard public transit system in Baltimore. If elected, what will you do
differently to ensure that Baltimore receives the attention and care it needs to become a
better place to live, work, play, pray and learn?
I am the only candidate for Mayor of Baltimore who will enforce Federal laws and US Constitutional protections for housing, education, public health, and employment. All politicians in the past have refused to do that joining in to a Maryland-held belief in States Rights. States Rights is a very Republican policy stance and Baltimore votes every election to be Democratic. A real Democrat enforces Federal laws, ensures equal opportunity and access, makes sure Federal funds for low-income and poor go where they are intended. This has been missing and this is why Baltimore has such levels of poverty, decay, unemployment, and public health issues. This will be addressed under my administration.
9) Many residents in Baltimore City are unable to find affordable and beautiful housing in
Baltimore that is lead, asbestos and rodent free. If elected, what will you do to ensure
that everyone in Baltimore has access to affordable, beautiful, healthy and safe places to
I addressed this in question 3 above but let me add this. We have many different ways to fund our affordable housing. First, we have Federal funds coming down for low-income housing through HUD and Enterprise Zone awards. Baltimore was ground zero for the state’s subprime mortgage fraud and as such has several hundred million dollars owed from the State of Maryland towards what can be low-income housing. Found revenue from rebuilding oversight and accountability will bring more for housing. So, Baltimore really does have plenty of revenue resources for addressing new, rehabbed, and multi-family housing WITHOUT entering all kinds of Wall Street leveraging and bonds. Citizens and taxpayers always lose when we make deals with Wall Street. We will get this done.