Baltimore Mayor Pugh signs off on two charter amendments for November ballot

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Baltimore voters will decide this fall whether the city should allow public funding of local election campaigns and create an independent inspector general’s office.

Mayor Catherine E. Pugh signed the two charter amendment proposals on Monday. Voters will be asked whether they support the measures at the polls in November.

The City Council voted unanimously this month to place the amendments on the ballot.

Supporters say the public financing amendment would limit the influence of wealthy donors and special-interest groups on Baltimore politics. If voters support it, the city will create a Fair Elections Fund and a commission to control it.

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