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Ex Officio Mayor Young, city agencies participate in crime walk in NW Baltimore

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Posted at 11:33 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 23:35:42-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — Ex Officio Mayor Jack Young along with several city agencies joined forces to participate in a crime walk that was held in Northwest Baltimore Wednesday evening.

The walk started at 3000 Oakley Avenue and Queensbury Avenue.

While walking through the Pimlico neighborhood, Young says they're focusing on what we need to do to move the city forward

"We've seen a lot of things that need to be taken care of. A lot of its not the city's problem, but I say if I see, they see it, our departments should see it to get it cleaned up. But we need the citizens of Baltimore to take a little pride in their community stop the illegal dumping that's taking place and when they see illegal dumping to report it, but I'm serious about cleaning up this city and reducing crime," said Young.

Young has been running the city of Baltimore for the past three weeks since the mayor took a leave of absence due to pneumonia. Pugh's departure was in the middle of her ongoing controversial Health Holly book deal. Young was asked today if she should return.

READ MORE: See all of WMAR-2 News’ coverage of the “Healthy Holly” controversy.

"Like I said before because of all the groundswell of asking her to resign, I mean it would be devastating for her. And I wouldn't want to see her feelings hurt. I mean that's tough...So I'll leave it at that," said Young.