Baltimore, MD - Mar. 13, 2023 - The Baltimore City Council committee unanimously voted to approve Faith Leach as the city administrator, overturning their previous rejection of Mayor Brandon Scott's nominee, reports The Baltimore Banner. The decision came after senior Scott aides worked to convince committee members and broker political favors. The committee had initially rejected Leach's nomination, citing the city administrator's office's failure to deliver on promised streamlining of basic services. Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton, who had previously voted against Leach, motioned to confirm her. Scott's cabinet members made a public statement outside City Hall, confirming Leach's appointment with the backing of City Council President Nick Mosby.