The economic news couldn’t be better, right? U.S. employers added 559,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate is falling. President Biden says his proposed $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan would create 19 million more jobs. The massive plan would rebuild roads and bridges, fund public transportation and affordable housing, modernize schools, replace lead water pipes and more. This is great news for cities hard hit by the pandemic. But Baltimore can’t just return to the pre-pandemic status quo of declining population and staggering inequality and hope for the best.
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