Since Rawlings-Blake took office in 2010 with a $120 million budget deficit, she has instituted a flurry of new taxes and fees, including the bottle tax, taxi tax, billboard tax and the stormwater management fee.
She's also raised rates on water bills.
She says the moves were necessary to keep the city on solid financial footing, and helped increase Baltimore's bond rating.
At the same time, the mayor has won approval of a 20-cent property tax cut for city homeowners.
"I understand what needed to be done to close the dramatic budget deficit that was left for me," Rawlings-Blake said.
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