One billion dollars has gone to the Port Covington project, including a proposed $660 million in city bonds that we’re responsible for. Under Armour purchased roughly 50 acres in the area from Kevin Plank for $70.3 million in 2016 (should we call him a Welfare King?)
One Inner Harbor hotel, owned by a politically connected family, pays $1 a year in property taxes. Harbor Point Development got $107 million. And how about the two “publicly-owned” stadiums?
The list goes on, while public schools have no heat and no AC, while teachers have to appeal for school supplies as a charity, while our sewers overflow every time it rains, and while we have 14,000 residents on the waiting list for public housing.
Yes, ask the non-profits to pay up, but go after the big dogs, too. The refusal of the City Council to even look at these gross imbalances should be an example of why a one-party rule has been a failure for 99% of Baltimore residents.
The whole council should be impeached for practicing checks and balances — you send me a campaign check and I will balance my vote. A perfect illustration of quid pro quo, isn’t it?