Mayor's office has provided no records for city's accountability office
“One of Baltimore’s hottest tourist spots” is how she described CitiStat’s City Hall outpost in a Baltimore Sun op-ed article co-written with Gov. Martin O’Malley, who created the office as mayor in 2000.
“During the last 10 years,” they wrote, “a small government office there has attracted thousands of elected officials, foreign dignitaries and good government aficionados from all over the country and the world. To them, Baltimore is associated with one word: CitiStat.”
Yet when I tried to visit CitiStat’s office Monday to review its reports, I was barred from even entering City Hall.
The reason given by a police officer who provides security was that I had no appointment. The mayor’s spokesman said via email that I should have known better than to try to “barge into internal meeting spaces and offices." ... http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/sun-investigates/bal-sun-reporter-barred-from-city-hall-while-seeking-citistat-reports-20120821,0,4598268.story