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Carl Stokes

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  • Claims that tax big subsidies for developers will help the poor ring hollow

    Claims that tax big subsidies for developers will help the poor ring hollow
    Congratulations to City Council members Carl Stokes and Nick Mosby for forcefully questioning the proposed $107 million in taxpayer assistance for a major waterfront development ("Harbor Point tax deal challenged," June 3). After four decades of working...
  • Harbor Point and Perkins Homes

    Harbor Point and Perkins Homes
    Tomorrow City Councilman Carl Stokes plans to hold a hearing on a resolution calling on the developers of the tony Harbor Point project on Baltimore's waterfront to invest at least $15.6 million into the nearby Perkins Homes public housing development. It...
  • 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...
  • Harbor Point financing has backers – and critics

    Harbor Point financing has backers – and critics
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city has nothing to lose and much to gain by borrowing $107 million to pay for new roads, parks and other infrastructure at Harbor Point, a now-empty tract envisioned as a glittering mini-city on Baltimore's...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • City says it can't collect $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks

    City says it can't collect $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks
    Baltimore can't legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks given in recent years for renovations to historic commercial properties, finance director Harry E. Black said Wednesday. "Although those errors were identified, the city doesn'...
  • 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...
  • 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...