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August 9, 2022

Letter writer Lawrence Haislip of Monkton remembers the day when “the city was administered competently and efficiently and with pride and purpose” (”County residents criticize Baltimore out of frustration, not smugness,” July 29). I have lived in Baltimore for more than 30 years. In each and every election, I have voted for the person I thought could best lead this city. As Dan Rodricks has stated, the problems in this city are complex, and, frankly, they go back almost a century. The city was growing, as modern cities do, in the early 1900s, when segregation, blockbusting and redlining took hold. White families began leaving the city, leaving behind poorer minority families who could not afford to leave.

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