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Carl Stokes

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  • City to make lump-sum payments to property owners whose bills have soared after mistakes

    City to make lump-sum payments to property owners whose bills have soared after mistakes
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that the city will make lump-sum payments to owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect. The checks — which will...
  • Council considering key change to taxi tax rather than delay

    Council considering key change to taxi tax rather than delay
    Members of the City Council are considering amending Baltimore's controversial new taxi tax, switching collection from the current per-passenger structure to a per-trip basis. "Some of us think it might be more efficient and effective to do per trip,"...
  • City Council approves tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council approves tax breaks for historic properties
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday for two more years of tax breaks for developers rehabbing historic properties — despite concerns that the program is riddled with errors and amounts to a giveaway to developers who would...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • No more Harbor Point surprises

    No more Harbor Point surprises
    Those who are dead set against the proposed $107 million in tax increment financing bonds to cover roads, parks and other infrastructure associated with the Harbor Point project are bound to find disquieting the news that developer Michael Beatty plans to...
  • Harbor Point developer to buy project's city-issued bonds

    Harbor Point developer to buy project's city-issued bonds
    The developer of Harbor Point plans to buy the initial offering of city-issued bonds for the $1.8 billion project, accruing millions in interest from the controversial public financing deal, city officials confirmed Thursday. Developer Michael S. Beatty'...
  • Harbor Point merits city's support

    Harbor Point merits city's support
    "Council members Carl Stokes, Sharon Green Middleton and Bill Henry voted against the deal," writes The Sun in its article reporting the City Council's decision to help finance the upscale Harbor Point development ("Harbor Point bonds gets OK," Aug. 13)....
  • City poised to grant job-creation extension to Morgan Stanley

    City poised to grant job-creation extension to Morgan Stanley
    In return for the promise to bring another 650 jobs to Baltimore, city leaders are poised on Wednesday to give financial services giant Morgan Stanley more time to meet the terms of a $3.25 million loan forgiveness program. The Board of Estimates vote...