Baltimore is the only city in the state of Maryland not located within a county. It is governed by a mayor and a sixteen-member city council who are elected to four-year terms.
Head Official: Mayor Martin O'Malley (D) (since 1999, current term expires 2007)
Total Number of City Employees: 15,099 (2005)
City Information: City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., Baltimore, MD 21202; telephone (410)396-4941; City Hall tourist information, telephone (410)837-5424