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  • City Council approves tax breaks for historic properties

    City Council approves tax breaks for historic properties
    The Baltimore City Council gave preliminary approval Monday for two more years of tax breaks for developers rehabbing historic properties — despite concerns that the program is riddled with errors and amounts to a giveaway to developers who would...
  • Councilman urges city to release speed camera audit

    Councilman urges city to release speed camera audit
    City Councilman Brandon Scott wants the city to release an independent, taxpayer-funded audit of speed camera tickets issued by Baltimore's former contractor, saying the need for transparency should trump the contention by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's...
  • City to make lump-sum payments to property owners whose bills have soared after mistakes

    City to make lump-sum payments to property owners whose bills have soared after mistakes
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said Monday that the city will make lump-sum payments to owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect. The checks — which will...
  • Baltimore police deputy, who oversaw declines in crime, retires

    Baltimore police deputy, who oversaw declines in crime, retires
    Anthony E. Barksdale, who ran the operations of the Baltimore Police Department for five years during some of the city's most significant declines in crime, has retired. A city native, Barksdale became the youngest deputy commissioner in the agency's...
  • Mayor pledges new, smaller speed camera system

    Mayor pledges new, smaller speed camera system
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake pledged Wednesday to move forward with a new but smaller speed camera system despite the spate of problems that troubled Baltimore's last two speed camera vendors. "You don't cut your nose off to spite your face,"...
  • City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work

    City considers 'ban the box' law to help ex-convicts find work
    At 36, Jason Easley has made a living waiting tables, tending bar and laboring on construction jobs. He feels he's qualified to do other things, but he can rarely get an interview — a problem he blames on drug and assault convictions. The West...
  • City, state officials spar over tax errors at hearing

    City, state officials spar over tax errors at hearing
    A City Council hearing on tax break errors turned into a public spat Wednesday, as officials from the city's Finance Department and the state assessments agency traded blame for costly mistakes that are confusing taxpayers. A discussion about the...
  • No half measures for Baltimore pension reform [Editorial]

    No half measures for Baltimore pension reform  [Editorial]
    City Councilwoman Helen Holton's proposed alternative to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to put many future municipal employees into a 401(k)-style plan instead of a traditional pension sounds, on the surface, like the compassionate thing to do. Ms....
  • Council members want answers on police custody death

    Council members want answers on police custody death
    Members of the Baltimore City Council are joining the family of a man who died in police custody in their quest for answers, calling four months of official silence about how Tyrone West died "frustrating and unacceptable." Police said in August that...
  • Baltimore moving to end latest speed camera contract

    Baltimore moving to end latest speed camera contract
    In the latest sign of turmoil for Baltimore's speed camera program, city officials are moving to sever ties with the vendor amid unresolved problems — an action that could idle the city's already mothballed speed and red-light camera system until...
  • City council to consider 6-month delay on taxi tax

    City council to consider 6-month delay on taxi tax
    The City Council is considering delaying a controversial new tax on taxi, limousine and other livery services in Baltimore that business owners said they refuse to pay. Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke said she will introduce a bill today that would delay by...
  • Council president wants answers on Baltimore police plan

    Council president wants answers on Baltimore police plan
    Kennard Buckner, 22, was walking out of an alley just feet from his home in Southwestern Baltimore on Sunday morning when he was killed by a gunman in a hail of bullets, police said. An officer two blocks away from the shooting in the 1300 block of...