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Carl Stokes

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  • City revises tax bills for owners who saw unexpected increases

    City revises tax bills for owners who saw unexpected increases
    Just three months after Baltimore officials caused an uproar by unexpectedly raising the property taxes of 315 owners, the city is once again revising those bills. Michael Plaisted saw the July tax bill on his Ridgely's Delight condo jump from about $1,...
  • Critics, supporters clash over Harbor Point deal

    Critics, supporters clash over Harbor Point deal
    Critics of city subsidies for the $1 billion Harbor Point project clashed Wednesday with supporters of the waterfront development that the mayor has called a "once-in-a-generation opportunity." About 100 demonstrators, some wearing baseball-style "Tax...
  • A year out, no revisions to errant city property tax bills

    A year out, no revisions to errant city property tax bills
    More than a year ago, Maryland's assessments agency acknowledged making chronic miscalculations on certain tax breaks for big commercial properties in Baltimore — errors that cost the city more than $1.5 million in potential taxes. On July 6,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mayor calls Baltimore tax errors a 'serious problem'

    Mayor calls Baltimore tax errors a 'serious problem'
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Friday that the persistence of tax bill errors is a "serious problem," even as criticism of her administration grew over errors that have caused the cash-strapped city to miss out on revenue. Rawlings-Blake said she is...
  • Developer proposes to convert some Exelon office space to apartments

    Developer proposes to convert some Exelon office space to apartments
    The planned Exelon Corp. building at Harbor Point now calls for 103 apartments — 116,000 square feet of residential space — where office space was originally planned, Beatty Development Group representatives told the Baltimore City Urban...
  • City panel questions revised design of proposed Wal-Mart

    City panel questions revised design of proposed Wal-Mart
    Baltimore City's design review panel is holding off on giving final approval to revised plans for 25th Street Station, a shopping center with a Wal-Mart on 11 acres in Remington. WV Urban Development presented new plans to the Urban Design and...
  • Errors cut tax bill on tower owned by Angelos

    Errors cut tax bill on tower owned by Angelos
    Baltimore has underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the most recent example of mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department....
  • 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...
  • 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...