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Carl Stokes

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  • Rawlings-Blake administration is a friend to the arts

    Rawlings-Blake administration is a friend to the arts
    As managing director of the Baltimore Rock Opera Society (BROS), I've been keenly aware of several recent developments in the relationship between the arts and culture community and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration. Actions taken by city...
  • Harbor Point's tax deal facing council criticism

    Harbor Point's tax deal facing council criticism
    The Rawlings-Blake administration is asking the City Council to approve more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance to help fund a large waterfront development that will house energy giant Exelon Corp.'s regional headquarters. But some council members...
  • Benefits of Harbor Point tax deal outweigh cost, mayor says

    Benefits of Harbor Point tax deal outweigh cost, mayor says
    Hours before introducing legislation Monday to the City Council that asks for more than $100 million in taxpayer assistance for a large waterfront development near Harbor East, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake released hard numbers to justify the...
  • Councilman moves to limit Ticketmaster fees

    Councilman moves to limit Ticketmaster fees
    A Baltimore councilman is seeking to limit the "convenience" fees Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers add to the price of admission to concerts and sporting events. Councilman Carl Stokes, chairman of the council's taxation committee, introduced a bill...
  • City backs plan to slash stormwater fee at port

    City backs plan to slash stormwater fee at port
    Baltimore officials endorsed a proposal Tuesday to knock as much as 85 percent off the tabs that some port-related businesses would owe under the city's new stormwater fee — a change that could save one auto processing company more than $300,000 a...
  • Claims that tax big subsidies for developers will help the poor ring hollow

    Claims that tax big subsidies for developers will help the poor ring hollow
    Congratulations to City Council members Carl Stokes and Nick Mosby for forcefully questioning the proposed $107 million in taxpayer assistance for a major waterfront development ("Harbor Point tax deal challenged," June 3). After four decades of working...
  • Religious groups pushing for city stormwater fee reduction

    Religious groups pushing for city stormwater fee reduction
    The two Catholic parishes led by the Rev. Robert Wojtek could pay more than $6,000 in new city stormwater fees later this year — an amount equal to an entire Sunday collection at his Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Highlandtown. To Wojtek, that...
  • Exelon wants to build it, with our help

    Exelon wants to build it, with our help
    On the day Exelon's gleaming new office tower opens on Harbor Point, I wonder if anyone will remind the company, "You didn't build that." Remember the hubbub during the 2012 campaign when President Barack Obama said that? His point was that successful...
  • Advisory panel wants city to revisit approved Remington shopping center

    Advisory panel wants city to revisit approved Remington shopping center
    A Baltimore City-mandated citizens' advisory committee that few people knew existed until this month scrambled to meet Saturday, ahead of a Monday deadline to make recommendations to the Planning Department about a proposed shopping center with a...
  • BDC says Stokes spreading misleading information about Harbor Point

    BDC says Stokes spreading misleading information about Harbor Point
    The Baltimore Development Corp. has accused City Councilman Carl Stokes of spreading misleading information about the $1 billion Harbor Point development and how it qualified for tax breaks meant for impoverished areas. Stokes, chairman of the City...
  • Council committee guts bill aimed at capping Ticketmaster fees

    Council committee guts bill aimed at capping Ticketmaster fees
    Ticketmaster and other ticket sellers could add unlimited fees to the price of admission for concerts and sporting events under legislation approved by a key City Council committee on Tuesday. The committee gutted a bill that sought to limit...