The Baltimore City Council passed a bill Monday that would give renters additional options for paying security deposits over the concerns of several council members and advocacy groups who said tenants could still end up on the hook for damage to their homes. The bill passed 12-2, with Democrats Zeke Cohen and Ryan Dorsey voting against it and Democrat Kristerfer Burnett abstaining. It now goes to the office of Democratic Mayor Brandon Scott for his consideration; his office did not respond to a question about whether he will sign it.
Baltimore City Council passes bill offering renters security deposit alternatives over concerns from some members
April 6, 2021