Council President Mosby issues statement on Mayor Scott's veto override
Please see the statement below from City Council President Nick J. Mosby.
“Our security deposit alternatives bill is about giving Baltimore renters — of all races and income levels — options for quality housing that have been made available in Maryland for decades at the discretion of landlords to the tenants of their choosing,” City Council President Nick J. Mosby said.
“I see this veto as modern-day redlining with an outsized impact by a vocal advocacy class. When we’re talking about working-class folks — predominantly Black — somehow a product becomes nefarious and predatory. We cannot allow our residents’ broad interests to be overrun by the loudest voices. This is what structural racism looks like in practice: Government’s role turns paternalistic when it comes to poor Black people.
“We must not abandon the path that is right for the majority in our city in favor of a few who believe we need to protect our residents from themselves.”
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