Baltimore Voters Should Approve Term-Limits Amendment

Accountability is Needed in Baltimore City Government

Aug 24, 2022

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ROCKVILLE, MD (Aug. 24, 2022) — A proposed amendment to the Baltimore City Charter that will establish term limits for the positions of mayor, comptroller and the City Council will be on voters’ ballots this November.

Maryland Public Policy Institute President and CEO Christopher Summers issued the following statement in reaction to the news that city election officials certified that the initiative had surpassed the required 10,000 signatures.

The Baltimore City Charter has proven far too amenable for corrupt and often criminal politicians who take advantage of their positions of power. By approving this charter amendment, Baltimore voters can take back a significant level of control over their city and force much-needed accountability on their elected leaders.


Term-limits would enable a new breed of politician to come to the forefront of local politics—one that we all should hope sees local elected office as an honor and responsibility, not a profit opportunity. We at the Maryland Public Policy Institute hope that all Baltimore City residents who prize responsible government and accountable elected officials vote yes for this policy.


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