The fallout over a controversial vote on a maintenance agreement for Baltimore’s conduit system continued Wednesday as the city’s top officials traded barbs face-to-face and conversations began anew about restructuring the city’s spending board. The Board of Estimates officially took no action Wednesday on the deal, which calls for Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. to spend $134 million on improvements to the system over the next four years, as well pay a $1.5 million annual occupancy fee. However, tensions flared as officials aired anew their objections to how the agreement was developed and initially approved.
Could the fallout over Baltimore’s conduit vote snafu prompt changes in how city spends big money?
March 2, 2023