Close Reading of Mosby’s Pension Bill Shows it Could Benefit Him – and Hurt Scott

Why is Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby in such an extraordinary rush to pass Bill 22-0292?

The bill, which he sponsored and is coming before the City Council tonight for final passage, would amend provisions of the Elected Officials’ Retirement System (EORS), slashing from 12 to 8 the years of service required for current and future elected officials to vest in the right to receive pension benefits at age 55.

The haste isn’t justified by Question K, the charter amendment approved by voters earlier this month, that will prevent elected city officials from serving more than two consecutive four-year terms in the same office.