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File #: 20-0261R    Version: 0 Name: Recognizing the Service of Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/7/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 12/7/2020
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Title: Recognizing the Service of Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke For the purpose of recognizing Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke for her decades of service to Baltimore City, on her retirement from the Baltimore City Council.
Sponsors: Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Bill Henry, Danielle McCray, Eric T. Costello, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Edward Reisinger, Shannon Sneed, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke, Recognizing
Attachments: 1. 20-0261R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
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Introduced by: President Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Recognizing the Service of Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke
For the purpose of recognizing Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke for her decades of service to Baltimore City, on her retirement from the Baltimore City Council.
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Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke began her political career in Baltimore City with the New Democratic Club (NDC2), which was a reform political organization of the 1970's. She was part of a new wave of politicians who sought to move power from the bosses to the people. She was also involved in the City’s first efforts to create a biracial political coalition. Since her beginnings in politics, Councilmember Clarke has been known for her focus on constituent work and neighborhood issues.

Councilmember Clarke was first elected to the Baltimore City Council in 1975 - she was elected to represent the 2nd District and was only the 7th woman to ever be elected to the Baltimore City Council. She represented the 2nd District from 1975-1983 and was known as an independent voice that frequently challenged other councilmembers. While representing the 2nd District she introduced an extension to the rent-control policy and a bill to limit the size of classes in Baltimore City schools. She introduced and successfully passed a bill creating the Residential Parking Permit program.

In 1983, in her initial run for Council Preside...

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