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Carl Stokes

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  • 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...
  • Council committee guts bill aimed at capping Ticketmaster fees

    Council committee guts bill aimed at capping Ticketmaster fees
    Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers could add unlimited fees to the price of admission for concerts and sporting events under legislation approved by a key City Council committee on Tuesday. The committee gutted a bill that sought to limit...
  • 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...
  • Affordable-housing requirement waived for Superblock

    Baltimore's Department of Housing and Community Development has waived the affordable-housing requirement for the Lexington Square "Superblock" project, a development discussed Thursday at a meeting of the City Council's Taxation, Finance and Economic...
  • Some big businesses owe millions in city water bills

    In Sparrows Point, bankrupt RG Steel's delinquent city water bills have risen from about $3.5 million in 2009 to nearly $7 million today, according to city records. Chemical giant W.R.Grace & Co. owes almost $500,000 — even after recently...
  • Comptroller: Audits bill would require duplicate work, wasteful spending

    Arguing that a proposal for increased city audits would result in duplicated efforts and wasteful spending, Baltimore Comptroller Joan Pratt and City Auditor Robert L. McCarty have submitted a letter to members of the City Council asking them to amend the...
  • City council approves bill requiring more audits

    The Baltimore City Council gave final approval Monday to a scaled-down version of a bill to require regular audits of major city agencies, some of which have not had a detailed financial review for more than a decade. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake...