5-4-12: How to Value a Vacant
There are an estimated 16,000 vacant buildings in Baltimore City. That’s according to the city’s accounting–some organizations estimate the number to be much higher, closer to 30,000. To help with the problem, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake unveiled her Vacants to Value initiative in November 2010. The program’s goal is to rehabilitate more than 1,000 vacant buildings, focusing on those in specific transitioning neighborhoods.
Now, 18 months later, she joins Sheilah in the studio to talk about how the program is doing. They also discuss the resignation of Police Commissioner Frederick Bealefeld.