The program provides summer jobs for youth in both the private and government sectors, but Cohen says unlike Youth Works, “This is Working” is not just about summer employment.
“We want to make sure the summer work experience is robust,” says Cohen. “That it is not just work a job for five-weeks but is work, but also learn.” Read More
Introduced by 1st District Councilman Zeke Cohen, the bill would also require reports to be available to the public online within 30 days.
Bill 18-0230 would “place Baltimore on the national forefront of lobbying reform,” Cohen said, addressing an audience dominated by activists who advocate for low-income workers, the homeless, students, black women, water affordability and other causes.
“We can show that at the local level, we are listening to the citizen we serve, and not just those that can afford to hire a lawyer or a lobbyist,” Cohen said. Read More
On Tuesday, Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen was sponsoring the Transparency in Lobbying Act to the City Council.
"What this legislation will do is make it easier for the public to know what's going on inside the halls of city hall," explained Cohen. "Specifically, it would create an online database where lobbyists would report when they have been meeting with legislators, it would create a harsher penalty for lobbyists who violate the ethics code, and it would force lobbyists to affirmatively disclose who they are and who they represent." Read More
Councilman Zeke Cohen echoed Clarke’s sentiment. He said he wants the city to take “a hard look” at adding railings, but that he wants to look at the transportation department’s full plan before judging.
“We absolutely have to take the safety concerns of folks like the Schroeders seriously,” he said. Read More
“It’s not a great way to do business.” Read More
Councilman Zeke Cohen said his office has fielded 330 constituent complaints about water. He said the city needs to make some changes in order to help citizens.
"Water is a human right. We should move to an income-based billing system so that no one lives in fear of having their water shut off," Cohen said. Read More
“Baltimore cannot afford to continue down this path,” said Councilperson Zeke Cohen (D-1) at the rally. “Water is a human right.” Read More
City Council members Zeke Cohen and Shannon Sneed joined faith leaders and labor advocates at the rally to denounce the rate increases and the practice of sending homes and churches to tax sale to collect the debt and possibly force foreclosure. Read More
City Councilman Zeke Cohen said the sign is antithetical to “a welcoming city.”
“This bigotry is emboldened by our President who is comfortable ripping families apart,” Cohen said. “I represent and live in a community where you can hear languages from all over the world. It’s beautiful.” Read More
To celebrate his 20th birthday in April, Diamonte Howard planned to show his mother, Tamica, his acceptance letter to Wilberforce University. He would be the first in his family to attend college. He would attain his degree and then come back to Baltimore and start a business. He would lift his family out of poverty. He would make sure everyone in the O’Donnell Heights Housing Project could get a good paying job. He would make sure all of the children in the neighborhood had safe places to play and enough food to eat.
Instead, Diamonte was shot and killed outside of his home, a week before his birthday. Read More
A Baltimore City councilman has kicked off the This is Working summer jobs program in which businesses in his district provide employment for students. Read More
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen on Wednesday kicked off a second year of the This is Working summer jobs program in which businesses in his Southeast Baltimore district provide employment for students. Read More
"This is Working" is a program endorsed by City Councilman Zeke Cohen for large and small businesses in his 1st District that encompasses southeast Baltimore's communities from Fells Point to Highlandtown. Some of the summer jobs will even be located at City Hall as aides in city council offices. Read More
“Children in Baltimore often face disadvantages beyond their control, and we need to give them every opportunity and resource possible to go to and through college,” said Councilman Zeke Cohen, chairman of the council's Education and Youth Committee. “CollegeBound is a great, evidence-based program that’s moving the ball down the field for our kids.” Read More
Baltimore City Councilman Zeke Cohen plans to introduce a bill that would tighten restrictions on lobbyists Read More
City Councilman Zeke Cohen plans to introduce legislation Monday that would tighten restrictions on lobbyists in Baltimore and require the ethics board to post lobbying disclosure forms online for the public to view. Read More