Baltimore, MD - May 31, 2023  -  During the first round of budget hearings, the Baltimore City Council reviewed spending from the American Rescue Plan. City leaders testified that the over $600 million received has been fully allocated, with some agencies, like the fire department, receiving no funding, a fact Councilman Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer found disturbing, reports WBAL. Questions were also raised regarding the Department of Public Works (DPW), especially why weekly recycling hasn't resumed and why new groups like Clean Corps are receiving $15 million in funding. The DPW will hold a budget meeting on Wednesday night to address these issues.