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  • Officials concerned after redevelopment agency vote

    Huntington Beach officials expressed shock and uncertainty for the city's development future following the state Supreme Court's ruling Thursday that abolished redevelopment agencies. Mayor Don Hansen said the ruling poses an even bigger risk for the...
  • Top property tax bills in Baltimore add up to big bucks

    Top property tax bills in Baltimore add up to big bucks
    When the city sends Tom Clancy his property tax bill, finance officials might want to tuck in a thank-you note. The multimillionaire novelist's supersized digs at the Ritz-Carlton Residences along the Inner Harbor have by far the highest tax payment of...
  • Stokes eyes taking property tax plan to city voters

    City Councilman Carl Stokes says he may go straight to voters this fall to approve cutting the city's property tax rate in half by 2017 — a proposal he said would be paid for, in part, by raising a cap that limits the assessed value that can be...
  • Coverage of foreclosure protest lacked facts

    This letter is in regard to your recent coverage of the foreclosure protest in Union Square ("Occupy Baltimore members gather to fight foreclosure," Jan. 11). As a reader and subscriber to the online and print editions of The Sun, I am disappointed...
  • Hundreds of city homeowners lose invalid tax breaks

    Hundreds of city homeowners lose invalid tax breaks
    State officials have revoked tax breaks from more than 550 homes in Baltimore after a Baltimore Sun analysis showed that hundreds of owners have been receiving the homestead property tax credit on multiple houses in apparent violation of state law. The...
  • When will Baltimore get property tax reform?

    It's hardly surprising to find yet another city official joining the list of police commanders, city council members, the court clerk, even the mayor's husband "accidentally" living in more than one house and shirking property taxes ("Hundreds of city...
  • Botched Federal Hill valuation highlights shrinking number of assessors

    Botched Federal Hill valuation highlights shrinking number of assessors
    The imposing three-story home on the 200 block of E. Montgomery St.stands out from its more modest Federal Hill neighbors. The edifice, with 15 front windows and a gated driveway, is noticeably bigger and no doubt much pricier. But you couldn't tell by...
  • Tax credit for homeowners means big break for some, nothing for thousands

    Tax credit for homeowners means big break for some, nothing for thousands
    Jeff Burdick and his next-door neighbors have nearly identical two-story rowhouses, on the same block of East Clement Street with the same public schools and the same city trash pickup. But one striking difference is the $5,300 he pays in yearly...
  • City councilman presses for property-tax overhaul

    City councilman presses for property-tax overhaul
    Along with some of his neighbors, the chairman of the Baltimore City Council's taxation committee is getting a remarkable tax break on his home: He pays just 16 percent of the bill. The Homestead Property Tax Credit picks up the rest. But instead of...
  • Md. needs an assessments assessment

    Md. needs an assessments assessment
    To our knowledge, The Sun's newsroom staff has received no special training in tax assessment and record keeping, yet reporters armed with no more than foot leather and personal computers seem to have a gift for uncovering gross errors — more...
  • 1 down, 9,999 to go

    OK, Madame Mayor: Count us in. You've pledged to increase Baltimore's population by 10,000 households over the next decade. My wife and I have just bought a charming city condo, and we're happy to put you one step closer to your goal. You should be...