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Group demands city housing commissioner resign

Posted: 5:52 PM, Feb 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-02-05 17:52:26-05

The National Women’s Advocacy Group Ultraviolet is demanding Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fire the city’s housing commissioner.

A petition with 35,000 signatures was hand-delivered to a representative of the mayor this afternoon.

The group says the "sex-for-repairs" scandal at some Baltimore public housing units mean commissioner Paul Graziano should be fired.

RELATED: Details announced in federal 'sex-for-repairs' lawsuit

Nineteen women filed a federal lawsuit against the city last year. A settlement has set aside between 6 and 8 million dollars.           

The women are seeking class action status in their lawsuit.

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