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Baltimore mayor proposes closing pools this summer

Wednesday - 3/28/2012, 12:30pm  ET

BALTIMORE - Baltimore's mayor has proposed closing some small neighborhood pools this summer to trim costs.

The plan calls for closing seven of 13 small pools across the city.

Recreation and Parks Director Gregory Bayor says the city's six large pools in public parks, including those in Patterson Park and Druid Hill Park, would remain open.

City Council President Bernard C. Young and other council members say they oppose the closures and will fight to keep the pools open. A spokesman for Young says the council president plans to contact the mayor to see if they can find a way to keep the pools open.

Officials have not yet determined which pools would be closed.

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