| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:21 AM
After hearing from scores of citizens opposed to the deal, a Baltimore City Council committee approved a plan Wednesday night to give millions in taxpayer assistance to the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The 3-0 vote came over the objections of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:18 PM
City Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the taxation committee, says he is refusing to physically sign legislation needed to approve public subsidies for the $1.8 billion Harbor Point development.
The city's taxation committee voted 3-0 Wednesday night...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 11:54 AM
There are any number of ways to view last week's raucous City Council committee meeting, where by a 3-0 vote, members approved a $107 million public financing deal for the Harbor Point development.
It was theater, for sure, with drama and high dudgeon...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 3:36 AM
Opponents of more than $100 million in public financing for an upscale waterfront development say they plan to continue to fight the proposal as it goes before the full City Council for a vote Monday evening.
But City Council President Bernard C. "Jack"...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:37 AM
Those who are dead set against the proposed $107 million in tax increment financing bonds to cover roads, parks and other infrastructure associated with the Harbor Point project are bound to find disquieting the news that developer Michael Beatty plans to...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 12:55 PM
The developer of Harbor Point plans to buy the initial offering of city-issued bonds for the $1.8 billion project, accruing millions in interest from the controversial public financing deal, city officials confirmed Thursday.
Developer Michael S. Beatty'...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 9:30 AM
"Council members Carl Stokes, Sharon Green Middleton and Bill Henry voted against the deal," writes The Sun in its article reporting the City Council's decision to help finance the upscale Harbor Point development ("Harbor Point bonds gets OK," Aug. 13)....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:26 PM
In return for the promise to bring another 650 jobs to Baltimore, city leaders are poised on Wednesday to give financial services giant Morgan Stanley more time to meet the terms of a $3.25 million loan forgiveness program.
The Board of Estimates vote...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:00 AM
At a packed City Council hearing Wednesday, residents of Perkins Homes public housing, area clergymen and other residents blasted the $88 million in property tax breaks the planned $1 billion Harbor Point development is set to receive, arguing that a...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city has nothing to lose and much to gain by borrowing $107 million to pay for new roads, parks and other infrastructure at Harbor Point, a now-empty tract envisioned as a glittering mini-city on Baltimore's...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 8:11 AM
More than a year ago, Maryland's assessments agency acknowledged making chronic miscalculations on certain tax breaks for big commercial properties in Baltimore — errors that cost the city more than $1.5 million in potential taxes.
On July 6,...