Now, a conversation about the Blueprint for Baltimore. It's a project supported by The Open Society Institute-Baltimore and the T.Rowe Price Foundation, in partnership with several community groups -- including Black Leaders Organizing for Change (BLOC), CASA, Baltimore Votes, Black Girls Vote, and the No Boundaries Coalition. The goal of Blueprint for Baltimore is to survey as many as 12,000 Baltimore City residents – the largest issue-oriented survey in city history – about their priorities for the city on a range of public policy issues, including education, public safety, and housing, as the race for Mayor, City Council President and City Council move into high gear.
Joining Tom in the studio is Evan Serpick. He’s OSI’s Director of Strategic Communications, and was closely involved in the development of the survey.
Also joining us are project partners Tre Murphy, the co-founder and operations director for BLOC; and Lydia Walther-Rodriquez, Baltimore Regional Director for CASA of Maryland, a group that advocates for the state’s Latino and immigrant communities.
The Blueprint for Baltimore survey -- which can also be taken online -- concludes Sunday, December 8.
This conversation was livestreamed on WYPR's Facebook page. Watch the video here.