Sheila Dixon, Mayor of Baltimore

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How good is Sheila Dixon?
Mayor of Baltimore, USA

City Mayors invites its readers to assess the performance in office of Sheila Dixon, Mayor of Baltimore. Please rate her overall performance by awarding her marks out of ten. '1' signifies an extremely poor performance, while '10' would rate her performance as outstanding. Please also provide details of what in your opinion are the mayor’s best and worst decisions. Results to date

Over time, Mayor Monitor will provide a valuable track record of the mayor's successes and failures as well as her popularity among residents and a wider public. The results will be published on the City Mayors website and updated regularly.

Please assess Mayor Dixon not more than once a month. In order to eliminate multiple submissions and/or fraudulent as well as organised rating by political friends and foes of the mayor, all submissions are processed manually and, if deemed questionable, cross-checked. Thank you for participating.

Please note: After being convicted of embezzlement, Mayor Dixon has agreed to step down from office in early February 2010.

Performance index:
January 2010: 5.13 points out of 10
December 2009: 5.71 points out of 10
August 2009: 7.49 points out of 10

June 2009: 8.06 points out of 10

Thumbs up:
• Tony (Baltimore): You can tell that Sheila Dixon loves Baltimore! That's all I need from my mayor! Everything else flows from that. When it comes to public infrastructure, the mayor has done wonderful things. Her focus on infrastructure has created jobs for Baltimore, gives us concrete example of improvement, and makes beautifies the city all with one brush stroke. However, I would like to see more jobs in Baltimore, but the city's deficit has to be brought under control. That should be the overall goal. I rate her a six because there's a lot left to be done. I reserve further judgement until time has been given for other things to be accomplished.
• Chimere T (Baltimore): She is an excellent leader who cleans up the city.
• Barry C, Baltimore: What strikes me most is her efforts to get the city more livable and people out and about and having contact with one another. As people get out of their houses and into the streets, crime has to go elsewhere, people experience our city life, our parks and most of all our neighbors. Funny how we really did not know the people that lived around us before.
• Einicka, Baltimore: Improving Baltimore's image and brining business back to Baltimore.
• Susie L, Baltimore:
For the short time she has been in office, cleaning-up Baltimore City streets with the Cleaner Greener Initiative and the joining with other agencies to help reduce crime. These problems exisited long before she became Mayor. Therefore, it will take along time if ever to bring it under control. That means, working with community, courts and others to help.
Denise N, Baltimore: rebuilding of old,boarded homes and selling for homeownership. also, repaving of our city streets-hooray!! her choice of police commissioner. i personally believe that with her leadership and his command under her leadership, that they can help make baltimore a safe & exciting place to visit and live. i woild also like thank her for keeping our streets clean. this has always been a real ugly problem. please keep the ramps that come in & out of the city,off of the highways clean, also. thank you mayor dixon for keeping your promises to the people. now, is there a way for you to help the governor fix the state & city deficit.

Thumbs down:
• Tony (Baltimore): Major tax dollars have spent over a number of years persecuting Sheila Dixon. If it wasn't this or that, it was something else. It just appeared to me that someone was grinding an axe. I don't think that any of the trial or investigations on her had anything to do with justice, the needy, or the public interest. All the trouble she's currently is certainly her own fault, but it's motivated by politics, and I don't want to be exploited by anyone for political reasons.
• MOFO (Baltimore): Embezzlement, of course.
• Cathy F (Baltimore): We now have a mayor who is a criminal. How will she ever be able to set an example to young people?
• Jason Dix D (Baltimore): Mayor Dixon is a talented woman who would have made a good mayor. It is therefore puzzling how she can be so stupid as to embezzle gift cards. She has discredited her office and city.
• DJN (Baltimore): Appropriating gift cards, which were meant for the poor.
• JMG (Baltimore): Arrogance, taking gift cards for the needy, unethical. More concerned about her image than the true needs of our city.

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