A parking space on a snowy street, a winning team or two, a few fun festivals — we Baltimoreans don’t ask for much from our city. But maybe the time has come that we should. As far as I know, San Antonians never demanded River Walk, nor did New Yorkers demand Central Park, or Parisians, the Place de Voges. Still, they got them. Why? Because their leaders thought their citizens were worth the time, energy and sacrifice of potential tax revenue to provide places for them to relax, to maybe meet people from different parts of town and then go home feeling a deeper connection to their city.
Baltimore, we must ask for what we want in our city
January 26, 2024