The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Baltimore Puts Developers Before Children

May 14, 2012

The Rawlings-Blake administration has announced it will close four city recreation centers on August 10, all in West Baltimore, and ten more scattered around the city when summer ends – unless “qualified” organizations step forward to take them over.

Shortly after this announcement, the Baltimore Development Corporation announced it was recommending tax breaks for another downtown developer.

That’s where the money saved by closing rec centers is going.