Baltimore city council urges mayor to resign amid probe into $500,000 book payment

Baltimore is an odd city. A port (which always lends a town to weirdness), and a strange amalgam of both north and south, it has a vibe all its own and a tradition of machine politics.

(From Reuters)

“The entire membership of the Baltimore City Council believes that it is not in the best interest of the city of Baltimore for you to continue to serve as mayor,” the council wrote to Pugh in a letter signed by 14 members. “We urge you to tender your resignation, effective immediately.”

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