BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Acting Mayor Jack Young carried out business as usual on Saturday despite the scandal rocking the mayor’s office.
He said he was focused on cleaning up the city and fighting violent crime.READ MORE: Aunt Charged In Death Of 2 Children Whose Bodies Were Found During Essex Traffic Staff
“Anything dealing with Mayor Pugh is something she has to deal with herself,” Young told WJZ.
Commissioner Michael Harrison said the mayor’s troubles are not a distraction from the crime fight.
Governor Larry Hogan would not comment on the situation during a public appearance on Saturday morning. This week, he called for the mayor to resign.
Several members of the city council are introducing a package of legislation at their meeting Monday.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Maryland: More Than 500 New Cases Reported For Second Consecutive Day
They would change the charter to make it easier to remove a public official and place curbs on the mayor’s power.
Mayor Catherine Pugh is under fire for almost $800,000 she received from organizations doing business with the city in exchange for her Healthy Holly children’s book.
On Thursday, federal agents raided her homes and City Hal l— among other locations.
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She has not made a public comment in more than a month.
Pugh has not been criminally charged. Her lawyer says she continues to recover from bronchitis and pneumonia at her Ashburton home and promised to provide “clarity” on her situation Tuesday.MORE NEWS: Howard County Schools Will Require Masks For Students, Staff And Visitors
Mayor Pugh continues to get a city paycheck while on medical leave.