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Carl Stokes

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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Tax credit errors spur calls for audits

    City and state lawmakers called Monday for stepped-up scrutiny of property tax credit programs in Baltimore, after a Baltimore Sun investigation found that chronic errors have cost the city millions of dollars in lost revenue, despite warnings...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Tuesday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Tuesday to be sunny in the Baltimore area, with a high near 81 and north winds between 10 and 16 miles per hour. Forecasters are warning of a threat of wildfires in the area Tuesday afternoon and...
  • As other cities grow, Baltimore continues to shrink

    As other cities grow, Baltimore continues to shrink
    Chicago's growing. Atlanta is too. New York added nearly 60,000 new residents. But not Baltimore. At a time when cities across the country are gaining population and young people are flocking to urban centers, Baltimore remains stuck in a decades-long...
  • Ducking scrutiny

    Ducking scrutiny
    Baltimore's City Council this week voted down a proposed charter amendment that would have required that each city agency be audited every two years. And no wonder; such a proposal may be unprecedented in Maryland. A review of the charters of Anne...
  • Mayor plans to introduce tax program for city apartments

    Mayor plans to introduce tax program for city apartments
    As part of her push to increase Baltimore's population, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to introduce legislation to the City Council next week that will provide generous tax breaks to builders of apartment buildings downtown and in six other...
  • Support grows for city zoning plan to reduce liquor stores

    Support grows for city zoning plan to reduce liquor stores
    A proposed zoning rule that would reduce the number of liquor outlets in Baltimore is garnering increased support among community members who believe it will make neighborhoods healthier and safer. The zoning change, part of the city's first zoning...
  • City parks agency turns over books for auditing

    It's taken about three years of wrangling, but Baltimore's Department of Recreation and Parks has finally turned over a year of its financial books to city auditors. "I'm not jumping up and down yet," Councilman Carl Stokes, who chairs the council's...
  • Baltimore's 2012 homicide victims remembered at New Year's Eve vigil

    Baltimore's 2012 homicide victims remembered at New Year's Eve vigil
    For minutes on end New Year's Eve night, the names and ages of 216 men, women and children who were killed in Baltimore in 2012 were read out loud on the steps of the city's War Memorial — a somber recap of a violent year in which homicides rose....