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Carl Stokes

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  • Councilman moves to limit Ticketmaster fees

    Councilman moves to limit Ticketmaster fees
    A Baltimore councilman is seeking to limit the "convenience" fees Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers add to the price of admission to concerts and sporting events. Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the council's taxation committee, introduced a bill...
  • City backs plan to slash stormwater fee at port

    City backs plan to slash stormwater fee at port
    Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a...
  • Rawlings-Blake administration is a friend to the arts

    Rawlings-Blake administration is a friend to the arts
    As managing director of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), I've been keenly aware of several recent developments in the relationship between the arts and culture community and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration. Actions taken by city...
  • Council to consider mayor's proposed pension changes

    Council to consider mayor's proposed pension changes
    With the city retirement system short hundreds of millions of dollars in unfunded liabilities, officials say they are likely to begin requiring municipal employees to contribute to their pensions. "Pretty much everyone is in agreement that it's fair,"...
  • New buyer for development site in Remington

    New buyer for development site in Remington
    Seawall Development Corp., a force in Remington as a builder of affordable teacher housing and a rehabber of abandoned row houses, has signed a contract to purchase an 11-acre site where an ill-fated shopping center with a Wal-Mart store was planned....
  • Stokes: Committee has votes to kill bottle tax

    Three members of a key City Council committee say they oppose Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposal to more than double the city's bottle tax — enough to kill the bill. That has angered supporters of the bill, who accuse Councilman Carl Stokes,...
  • Angelos firm handling Pratt's lawsuit against mayor over phone purchases

    Angelos firm handling Pratt's lawsuit against mayor over phone purchases
    The law firm of prominent lawyer and Orioles owner Peter G. Angelos is handling without charge Baltimore Comptroller Joan M. Pratt's lawsuit against the Rawlings-Blake administration's efforts to install a new city phone system that Pratt says illegally...
  • Dunbar to unveil new football field for Friday's homecoming game vs. Carver

    Dunbar to unveil new football field for Friday's homecoming game vs. Carver
    For the last couple months, Dunbar athletes have been keeping an eye on the renovation of their football field, hoping they would get to play a few games there this fall. "They think it's Christmas," Poets football coach Lawrence Smith said of the...
  • City Council approves shrunken enterprise zone

    The Baltimore City Council on Monday approved a new map for the city's enterprise zone that significantly realigns and diminishes its footprint, from 22,000 acres to 14,000 acres. The zone is designed to support investment in and improvement of...
  • Activists call on city to spend $10.2M more on after-school programs, summer jobs

    Activists call on city to spend $10.2M more on after-school programs, summer jobs
    Standing before some 30 activists and Union Square neighbors Saturday in a neon orange T-shirt with the words "I am Baltimore," 16-year-old Antonio Ellis recited a gritty poem about how the city appears through his eyes. "Born and raised in the city,...
  • Baltimore City ethics disclosures show disparity in reporting gifts

    Baltimore City ethics disclosures show disparity in reporting gifts
    While many governments are moving toward posting ethics disclosure forms, residents of Baltimore still have to travel to City Hall and to a sixth-floor office to see the documents. To save you a trip, we're posting those forms from Mayor Stephanie...
  • City again seeks to raise water, sewer rates

    City again seeks to raise water, sewer rates
    For the fourth consecutive year, Baltimore officials are proposing a 9 percent increase to water and sewer rates — and the charges will continue to grow indefinitely to cover the costs of major projects, they say. The proposed rate increases come...