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Carl Stokes

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  • East Baltimore development moves to next phase

    East Baltimore development moves to next phase
    When demolition begins next week on several blocks of rowhomes, it will mark the start of a new phase for the nonprofit created by the city and others to redevelop 88 acres in East Baltimore just north of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus. East...
  • Comptroller to audit Baltimore's tax billing

    Comptroller to audit Baltimore's tax billing
    Chronic mistakes in Baltimore's tax bills commanded attention at City Hall Monday as the mayor said her administration is fixing the problems and the comptroller ordered an audit nonetheless. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city is...
  • Who are Harbor Point's behind-the-scenes players?

    Who are Harbor Point's behind-the-scenes players?
    By now, you probably know the names of the politicians involved on both sides of the Harbor Point debate — the ongoing argument over $107 million in public financing for the $1.8 billion waterfront project. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, among...
  • Audit the tax records

    Audit the tax records
    As a rule, nobody likes to be audited. Not private companies, not government agencies and certainly not ordinary taxpayers. It's inconvenient, it's time-consuming, and for many of us, it's a bit insulting, implying as it does that we have done something...
  • Residents question redesign of Walmart shopping center in Remington

    Residents question redesign of Walmart shopping center in Remington
    Residents at a public meeting Monday said downscaled plans for a Walmart-anchored shopping center in Remington seem "cheap," and two Baltimore City Council members threatened to seek renewed council scrutiny of the project unless neighbors' concerns are...
  • Harbor Point's city-issued bonds set for final approval Monday

    Harbor Point's city-issued bonds set for final approval Monday
    Amid continued protests, the Baltimore City Council is set to give final approval Monday to more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance for the massive Harbor Point development that the mayor calls a "once-in-a-generation opportunity." Council members...
  • Harbor Point and 'fair development'

    The City Council's approval of tax increment financing for the Harbor Point development on Monday night is yet another example of our city's failing development trends — funneling public resources toward private developments while our communities...
  • A new level of outrage brings hope after a violent stretch

    A new level of outrage brings hope after a violent stretch
    An unusual thing happened as a series of shootings rocked Baltimore: People took notice, got organized and hit the streets to show their outrage. In a city where the toll of violence is seldom met with palpable anger, a recent stretch that saw more than...
  • BDC, Perkins Homes residents square off over Harbor Point tax breaks

    BDC, Perkins Homes residents square off over Harbor Point tax breaks
    At a packed City Council hearing Wednesday, residents of Perkins Homes public housing, area clergymen and other residents blasted the $88 million in property tax breaks the planned $1 billion Harbor Point development is set to receive, arguing that a...
  • Baltimore violated Open Meetings Act on Harbor Point deal

    Baltimore violated Open Meetings Act on Harbor Point deal
    The city's Board of Finance violated transparency laws by meeting behind closed doors to approve more than $100 million in public financing for the massive Harbor Point development southeast of the Inner Harbor, a state panel ruled. In response to...
  • Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point

    Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point
    After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development. The 3-0 vote came over the objections of...
  • Stokes says he won't sign Harbor Point subsidy bill

    Stokes says he won't sign Harbor Point subsidy bill
    City Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the taxation committee, says he is refusing to physically sign legislation needed to approve public subsidies for the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development. The city's taxation committee voted 3-0 Wednesday night...