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CityLab Daily: A Mayor’s Obsession With the City’s Image

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Be more: In 2016, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh came into office with a background in public relations and a promise to “change the narrative” of the city—a salient focus after the unrest that followed Freddie Gray’s death in 2015. As she resigned last week, it became clear that storytelling may indeed be the central theme of her time in office. A scandal unfolded around her series of self-published children’s books, prompting a corruption probe and a federal raid on her home and office.