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April 19, 2009 at 9:16 pm (Uncategorized)

I’ve come across this blog before, actually. Aptly titled “The Scene” covers the scene as it spreads from Baltimore to the D.C. area.

In addition to its musically-based content, it has been updating on the city legislation and its work sessions. So far, there have been three updates as the City Council has held its Community Work Sessions. Richard – the maintainer of the blog, or at least the one who’s been writing the entries about the City Legislation – mentions that most of his news has been taken from the page of the Baltimore Live Arts Supporters (BLAS).

This latest entry focuses on the most recent revision of the Bill. The new version has taken into account a lot of the issues that the blog readers and those complaining have brought to the City Council’s attention. The blog puts things into some nice simple terms (although they’re also in the BLAS group page with more details).

What’s good, as it reports (and in general), is that the bill is moving in a more positive direction. By “positive” I mean more clear and more fitting of a compromise (despite the Baltimore Live Arts Business Association’s and BLAS wishes to completely abandon the bill). Even with the changes, the bill is still not completely solid. There are still some concerns with it – the main one being the impending date of the final vote.

As those affected see it, things are moving way too fast.

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