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Carl Stokes

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  • Travel by city's water chief questioned

    Travel by city's water chief questioned
    The head of Baltimore's water system spent 35 days attending conferences in the past year, many of them out of state, records show. The travel has raised concerns among some city officials, who say Water and Wastewater chief Rudy Chow is needed here to...
  • Point man on harbor development confronts controversy

    Point man on harbor development confronts controversy
    When developer Michael Beatty comes home from a hard day of reshaping the city's skyline, first with Harbor East and now with its neighbor, Harbor Point, he relaxes by cooking. "I love seeing projects through, but they take so long to get done,"...
  • Harbor Point's city-issued bonds set for final approval Monday

    Harbor Point's city-issued bonds set for final approval Monday
    Amid continued protests, the Baltimore City Council is set to give final approval Monday to more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance for the massive Harbor Point development that the mayor calls a "once-in-a-generation opportunity." Council members...
  • Errors cut tax bill on tower owned by Angelos

    Errors cut tax bill on tower owned by Angelos
    Baltimore has underbilled a downtown office tower owned by Orioles majority owner Peter G. Angelos by $390,000 in property taxes since 2011, government officials say — the most recent example of mistakes emerging from the city's Finance Department....
  • Harbor Point and 'fair development'

    The City Council's approval of tax increment financing for the Harbor Point development on Monday night is yet another example of our city's failing development trends — funneling public resources toward private developments while our communities...
  • City councilman leans toward further review of shopping center

    City councilman leans toward further review of shopping center
    City Councilman Carl Stokes sounded all but certain Monday that he would ask the Planning Commission on Nov. 21 to return the planned 25th Street Station shopping center project back to the council for further review. The Planning Commission would...
  • Baltimore's top elected officials set to receive automatic raise

    Baltimore's top elected officials set to receive automatic raise
    Baltimore's top politicians are set to receive automatic 2.5 percent pay raises, following a years-old decision by an independent body. The salary hikes — which would increase the mayor's $159,380 salary to $163,365 — are tied to raises...
  • City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash

    City juggles money owed to homeowners for historic tax credit, loss in speed camera cash
    Unexpected expenses and shortfalls — $3.8 million in police expenses, $4 million in unpaid tax credits, a $14.4 million gap from inactive speed cameras — left Baltimore officials scrambling in recent months to patch holes in the budget, the...
  • The banana republic of Maryland [Commentary]

    The banana republic of Maryland [Commentary]
    One-party rule breeds cronyism. While Maryland's one-party Democratic rulers, like Gov. Martin O'Malley, fancy themselves progressive angels above such things, the fact is, Maryland has devolved into an oligarchy. Exhibit A: KO Public Affairs, the...
  • East Baltimore development moves to next phase

    East Baltimore development moves to next phase
    When demolition begins next week on several blocks of rowhomes, it will mark the start of a new phase for the nonprofit created by the city and others to redevelop 88 acres in East Baltimore just north of the Johns Hopkins University medical campus. East...
  • Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency

    Chow to replace Foxx as head of city's public works agency
    Rudy Chow, who's overseen the city's troubled water-billing system since 2011, will be promoted to head Baltimore's Department of Public Works, the mayor's office said Friday. Chow, who now makes $132,000, will receive a raise to $163,200 and replace...