BALTIMORE (AP) — The president of Baltimore’s City Council is calling for an annual day of service in honor of former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer, who died last week.

City Council President Bernard C. Young is planning to introduce a resolution calling for Schaefer’s birthday, Nov. 2, to become a citywide day of service.

Young says the resolution calling for “Do it Now” Day in Baltimore will be introduced May 2, during the council’s next regularly scheduled meeting. Schaefer was Baltimore’s mayor from 1971 to 1986. He served two terms as governor starting in 1987.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comments (6)
  1. Dawn Corson says:

    This should be a lesson to the people of Baltimore to honor those that treat it well while they are still here to know they are appreciated!!!!!!!

  2. Donald schneider says:

    Honor but without a day off, we have to many days off as it is if you work for the gov or state, lets sstart to work more and take less off to get the country and state on the right footing

  3. Herman Glimsher says:


  4. sheriff says:

    Ole Willie Don Schaefer if he were sitting on that porch on Edmonson ave today, some Littke balck prick would have shot him full of holes. That’s the thanks he would get from this generation of porch monkeys.

  5. tyrone says:

    a day of service is a day that you do something for your neighborhood not a day off for public servant employee this man deserve this honor

  6. Good Former Governor says:

    William Donald Schaffer was a good man. He was a good family man too. He knew how to make government work for the people.

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