Maryland Democratic Party Chair Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings’ Statement on Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Resignation:
“Mayor Pugh’s resignation affords Baltimore the opportunity to address its challenges with courage and optimism. I applaud the responsive and diligent work of the Council, who have put forth a number of reform proposals aimed at preventing a similar leadership crisis in the future.
In the coming months Baltimore residents and their elected officials will consider Charter Amendments and other proposals that will rethink the structure of City Government so that it can better serve the citizens of Baltimore. We must restore faith in the City’s leadership, and I think thorough consideration of these reforms is an excellent place to start.”