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Carl Stokes

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  • Bill to place advertisements on city fire trucks moves forward

    Bill to place advertisements on city fire trucks moves forward
    A Baltimore City Council committee approved a measure Tuesday that would allow advertisements to be placed on fire trucks to help support the department — and potentially prevent the closure of some fire companies. Firefighters and community...
  • Lucille Gorham, neighborhood activist

    Lucille Gorham, neighborhood activist
    Lucille Gorham, a longtime East Baltimore neighborhood activist whose "quick wits and good-natured tenacity" equipped her as the voice of poor residents who lived near Johns Hopkins Hospital, died of cancer Saturday at her Belair-Edison home. She was 81....
  • City voters change election cycle, require more audits

    Baltimore voters were poised to approve four charter amendments Tuesday, including one to move city elections to the same years that the nation chooses a president. The city would hold its next election in 2016, under one of the changes leading by...
  • City Council gives preliminary approval to Harbor Point tax break

    City Council gives preliminary approval to Harbor Point tax break
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval on Monday to a proposal for a decade of tax breaks for Harbor Point, the future home of Exelon Corp.'s Baltimore headquarters. Two council members, Nick Mosby and Carl Stokes, voted against including...
  • City gets nearly $20 million from speed camera tickets, irritating critics

    City gets nearly $20 million from speed camera tickets, irritating critics
    Baltimore got nearly $20 million in revenue from speed cameras over the past year — a higher-than-expected figure that is sparking debate over the accuracy of the city's budget projections and whether the camera program is more a cash cow than a...
  • East Baltimore delegation calls for stop to EBDI project

    East Baltimore delegation calls for stop to EBDI project
    Elected officials from East Baltimore want to block the $1.8 billion urban renewal project in Middle East until more neighborhood residents and minority contractors are hired and displaced residents can benefit from the revitalization. Members of the...
  • Mayor: Young's budget changes are 'irresponsible'

    MayorStephanie Rawlings-Blakedismissed Thursday a package of budget changes proposed by Council PresidentBernard C. "Jack" Young, saying most of his proposals are "unadvisable, unworkable and irresponsible." "I cannot support them, and I encourage the...
  • Bottle tax hike could move forward Monday

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's proposed increase to the city's tax on bottle beverages is expected to move forward Monday after being corked up for months by a City Council committee. Council members, led by Council Vice President Edward Reisinger,...
  • Rawlings-Blake calls for regular review of Baltimore agencies

    Rawlings-Blake calls for regular review of Baltimore agencies
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has asked the city comptroller to conduct regular examinations of several agencies that have not been audited in decades, starting in the Department of Recreation and Parks. The request came Tuesday as City Council...
  • Council discards cuts, approves mayor's budget plan

    Council discards cuts, approves mayor's budget plan
    The Baltimore City Council reversed course Thursday, rejecting millions of dollars in budget cuts it had endorsed earlier in the week, and passing Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's original $2.3 billion spending plan. The abrupt shift derailed $6...
  • Report finds $2.45 billion in city school building upgrades

    Fifty Baltimore schools are so dilapidated or underused that they should be closed or rebuilt, according to a new report that also identified $2.45 billion in school infrastructure needs across the city. The findings, released Tuesday, were used by school...
  • Council votes down bill seeking audits of city agencies

    The Baltimore City Council defeated legislation Monday aimed at requiring city agencies to be audited at least once every two years. The council voted 8-7 against the measure sponsored by Councilman Carl Stokes, who appeared disheartened by the outcome....