Baltimore set to rehire Jason Mitchell as DPW director on contract basis
(Baltimore, MD) -- The City of Baltimore is set to rehire former Public Works Director Jason Mitchell, but on a contract basis.
At its meeting today, the city's Board of Estimate will vote on a $72,000 one-year contract for Mitchell, who resigned back in January as pressure from the City Council was growing.
Mitchell delayed his resignation until June, when the city named the deputy director of public works, Richard Luna, to succeed Mitchell.
Mitchell had faced several challenges during his two years in office, including criticism over cutbacks in the city's recycling collection schedule.
Mitchell returns to the agency while there's currently scrutiny over contamination of the water supply by a parasite, Cryptosporidium.
New water samples from the Druid Lake Reservoir have tested negative for the parasite.