Members of the Baltimore County Council voted Monday to abolish a tax of up to $240 per year levied on residents of mobile homes.
Council members voted 5-2 to eliminate the tax, which was instituted in the 1950s as a way to capture revenue from people who moved to the area for short-term work.
Councilwoman Cathy Bevins, a Middle River Democrat, who has several mobile home communities in her eastside district, argued that the tax has long outlived its intended purpose. Today’s mobile home owners are long-term residents who pay income and other taxes, and they rent land from mobile home park owners who pay property taxes to the county.
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