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George Nilson

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  • Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations

    Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations
    If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
  • City to pay $63K to woman police shocked with Taser

    City to pay $63K to woman police shocked with Taser
    Baltimore's spending panel approved a $63,000 payment Wednesday to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed by a woman shocked with a Taser in 2012. The lawsuit concerns the events of April 30, 2012, when Ashley Overbey called Baltimore police to...
  • Auditor objects to city lawyer's $69 reimbursement for hotel room

    Auditor objects to city lawyer's $69 reimbursement for hotel room
    Sixty-nine dollars might not seem like enough money to fight over -– but that’s just what city officials spent Wednesday morning doing. City Solicitor George Nilson is requesting to be reimbursed for $69.93 he paid for a hotel room near...
  • City panel to provide recompense to property owners

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than government officials told them to expect. Retired Baltimore...
  • Baltimore's law department to leave City Hall for renovated offices

    Baltimore's law department to leave City Hall for renovated offices
    Fed up with rodents and flooding, about half of the members of Baltimore's law department are leaving their ground-level offices at City Hall for a renovated facility in downtown Baltimore. The $306,000 cost of the renovations was approved Wednesday...
  • Mayor appoints panel to distribute $3M to property owners whose tax bills were wrong

    Mayor appoints panel to distribute $3M to property owners whose tax bills were wrong
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect. Retired Baltimore...
  • Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul

    Federal court upholds mayor's pension overhaul
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's overhaul of Baltimore's police and fire pension system, but left open avenues for the unions to keep fighting. "I'm certainly pleased with the court's ruling," Rawlings-Blake...
  • City settles two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct

    City settles two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct
    Baltimore officials agreed Wednesday to settle two lawsuits involving alleged police misconduct, costing the city a combined $88,500. The city's spending panel, the Board of Estimates, approved a settlement for $62,000 after a group of men say they...
  • Former 'Superblock' developers appeal suit's dismissal

    Former 'Superblock' developers appeal suit's dismissal
    A Baltimore judge ruled this week that she will not enforce her decision to dismiss a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by the former developers of the "Superblock" until an appellate court rules on the case. City officials expressed disappointment...
  • City pays $50,000 to student struck by teacher's chair

    City pays $50,000 to student struck by teacher's chair
    City officials agreed Wednesday to pay $50,000 to the family of a City College student whose teacher struck her in the face with a chair, breaking the girl's nose. The payment settles a $150,000 suit filed by a Baltimore man named Harry Singleton in...
  • Baltimore kept secret another speed camera audit report

    Baltimore kept secret another speed camera audit report
    You've likely heard about the secret audit of Baltimore's speed camera program, which found error rates much higher than city officials had acknowledged. Turns out that's only part of the story. Engineering firm URS Corp. also delivered to City Hall a...
  • Council seeks hundreds of pages of city speed camera documents

    Council seeks hundreds of pages of city speed camera documents
    A City Council committee investigating a confidential audit of Baltimore's speed camera program on Monday delivered a letter to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake seeking 31 batches of documents involving nearly all aspects of the once-lucrative program....