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Carl Stokes

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  • Mayor's political rise takes her out of state

    Mayor's political rise takes her out of state
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's growing role in Democratic politics has given a boost to her national profile — and to her frequent-flyer miles. A leader with the Democratic National Committee and the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Rawlings-Blake has...
  • Secret audit found city speed cameras had high error rates

    Baltimore's speed cameras likely charged motorists for thousands more erroneous tickets than previously disclosed, according to data from a secret audit conducted for the city last year and obtained by The Baltimore Sun. Consultant URS Corp. evaluated...
  • Baltimore offers casino jobs fair, workshops

    Baltimore offers casino jobs fair, workshops
    Efforts have begun in Baltimore to prepare the city's workforce for about 1,700 jobs that are expected to arrive with the late-summer opening of the Horseshoe Casino on Russell Street. City Councilman Carl Stokes will host a jobs fair with Horseshoe...
  • AAA calls on counties to audit speed camera programs

    AAA calls on counties to audit speed camera programs
    Driver advocacy group AAA Mid-Atlantic and some lawmakers urged local governments to conduct audits of their speed camera programs Thursday after learning that a secret audit last year of Baltimore's program documented far higher error rates than...
  • Council to investigate administration over secret speed camera audit

    Council to investigate administration over secret speed camera audit
    The City Council decided Monday to launch an investigation into the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera system that found error rates much higher than officials have claimed publicly. "People in the city of Baltimore are losing faith in us as...
  • Mayor says audit firm was 'not sufficiently qualified'

    Mayor says audit firm was 'not sufficiently qualified'
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered a new explanation Wednesday for why her administration never acted on the results of an audit that found a high error rate for city speed camera tickets: The national engineering firm the city hired was "not...
  • Key councilman says city shouldn't zone longtime liquor stores out of business

    Key councilman says city shouldn't zone longtime liquor stores out of business
    A key City Council leader says Baltimore should find another way to crack down on problem liquor outlets rather than force about 100 of the longtime neighborhood stores out of business through a zoning overhaul, as proposed by the administration....
  • Don't zone liquor stores out of business [Letter]

    Don't zone liquor stores out of business [Letter]
    In response to the Jan 13th article, "Key councilman says city shouldn't zone long time liquor stores out of business" (Jan. 13) I would like to say that I strongly agree with Councilman Ed Reisinger. I am a long-time resident (over 30 years) of Charles...
  • Baltimore's top elected officials set to receive automatic raise

    Baltimore's top elected officials set to receive automatic raise
    Baltimore's top politicians are set to receive automatic 2.5 percent pay raises, following a years-old decision by an independent body. The salary hikes — which would increase the mayor's $159,380 salary to $163,365 — are tied to raises...
  • City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash

    City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash
    Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
  • Planning Commission votes to move Walmart shopping center forward

    Planning Commission votes to move Walmart shopping center forward
    The Baltimore City Planning Commission voted unanimously Thursday to approve the planned, Walmart-anchored 25th Street Station shopping center, rejecting pleas by critics to send the project back to the City Council for reconsideration. One commissioner...
  • Approval of Walmart shopping center still in doubt

    Approval of Walmart shopping center still in doubt
    Three years after the Baltimore City Council approved the 25th Street Station shopping center with a Walmart, a city councilman says he may seek a second vote on the project. Councilman Carl Stokes said this week his constituents are split 50-50 on...