Okay, readers, if you’ve been wondering how you can help keep Baltimore Brew percolating, we’ve got you covered – you can now sign up for a one-year membership.
We’re inviting you to join in our mission to keep independent accountability journalism, great writing, and fresh civic conversation alive and kicking up a storm in Baltimore.
In the last few months, we’ve been hard at work, as always, shining a light on opaque government agencies:
• The city doubling the number of police officers assigned to the new Horseshoe Casino – and giving away impact funds that were meant for the community.
• The state promising real fixes for our busted MTA bus service – fixes which, like the buses, never seem to come.
• City “footways” inspectors slapping entire blocks with large bills for unneeded sidewalk repairs just to make it worth a contractor’s while.
• City leaders failing, still, to conduct audits of major government agencies that haven’t had any for decades, while money flows out via consultant studies, tax subsidies, police brutality settlements, employee overtime fraud and more.
We’ve floated workable strategies for making the city more livable, championed neglected city parks – and the neighborhood heroes who struggle to maintain them – and brought you information and insights into our woefully weird wonderful town that you won’t read anywhere else.
But here’s something we’ve also been doing:
Putting together a membership program that offers you a chance to keep great journalism thriving in Baltimore for what you spend on your weekly kale-and-kombucha shake or a chili-cheeseburger sub.