On April 20, hundreds of Baltimore residents rallied to demand an end to the city’s failed development policies, which subsidize developers without ensuring public benefits. The march began at the construction site for the planned Horseshoe Casino and continued past the Hyatt Regency, which has been identified as a symbol of Baltimore’s failed development policies. Mike Jones, a dishwasher at the hotel, said, "The Hyatt Regency received the benefit of public subsidies with the expectation that development would bring good jobs, yet today many of my coworkers work as temps, making barely more than minimum wage, with no hope of a permanent job." The Fair Development Campaign calls for development projects that benefit the communities most in need and provide living wage jobs for Baltimore residents, as well as transparency, accountability, and meaningful community participation in the development process.
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