Unlimited Access. Try it Today! Your First 10 Days Always $0.99

Readers Respond

News Opinion Readers Respond

Trash fee begs a question

Let me see if I understand this. Robber-baron Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, a Democrat, proposes new save-the-city trash removal fees which apparently are not currently covered by our already burdensome taxes ("Trash fee, job cuts urged," Feb. 12)?

If so, were we getting city trash removal for free all these decades?

Donald Holland, Baltimore

  • Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
  • Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
    Related Content
    • City's costly tax strategy
      City's costly tax strategy

      Baltimore and the Baltimore Development Corporation have found a way to stimulate growth that costs the city money ("Rising wealth, falling school aid," Feb. 8).

    • The importance of Rawlings-Blake's pension reform
      The importance of Rawlings-Blake's pension reform

      Baltimore's active and retired police officers and fire fighters got a good bit of news this week with the release of an annual report on their pension system's finances. Thanks to strong investment returns and increased contributions from both the city and plan members, the system's net liabilities...

    • The message from voters
      The message from voters

      It appears that some of the long-serving politicians who have been addicted to tax and spending increases may have heard the message from voters that it's not their money and we are tired of them wasting our tax dollars ("Rawlings-Blake to create 'tax reform' task force," Nov. 11).

    • City Hall theater
      City Hall theater

      No sooner had the Baltimore City Council taken a strong step in defiance of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's promised vetoes of two controversial bills Monday night than they announced their intentions to cave under the pressure and let her have her way. The council, it seems, is an independent,...

    • How to expand Baltimore's tax base
      How to expand Baltimore's tax base

      I have a couple of suggestions on how to make up for the city's loss of revenue due to state budget cuts ("Miller, black lawmakers voice concern over school cuts," Jan. 29).

    • Minor privilege, major disincentive [Editorial]
      Minor privilege, major disincentive [Editorial]

      Our view: If Baltimore is serious about fostering investment and growth, it needs to stop charging businesses for the privilege of existing here

    Comments
    Loading

    55°