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  • A year out, no revisions to errant city property tax bills

    A year out, no revisions to errant city property tax bills
    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,...
  • Critics, supporters clash over Harbor Point deal

    Critics, supporters clash over Harbor Point deal
    Critics of city subsidies for the $1 billion Harbor Point project clashed Wednesday with supporters of the waterfront development that the mayor has called a "once-in-a-generation opportunity." About 100 demonstrators, some wearing baseball-style "Tax...
  • City says it can't collect $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks

    City says it can't collect $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks
    Baltimore can't legally recoup more than $1.5 million in erroneous tax breaks given in recent years for renovations to historic commercial properties, finance director Harry E. Black said Wednesday. "Although those errors were identified, the city doesn'...
  • Who are Harbor Point's behind-the-scenes players?

    Who are Harbor Point's behind-the-scenes players?
    By now, you probably know the names of the politicians involved on both sides of the Harbor Point debate — the ongoing argument over $107 million in public financing for the $1.8 billion waterfront project. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, among...
  • Baltimore violated Open Meetings Act on Harbor Point deal

    Baltimore violated Open Meetings Act on Harbor Point deal
    The city's Board of Finance violated transparency laws by meeting behind closed doors to approve more than $100 million in public financing for the massive Harbor Point development southeast of the Inner Harbor, a state panel ruled. In response to...
  • Downtown property owners oppose Harbor Point TIF

    Downtown property owners oppose Harbor Point TIF
    A group of downtown property owners and managers announced its opposition to the Harbor Point tax increment financing plan Tuesday, a day before the City Council's taxation committee is set to hold another meeting on the legislation. "You can't...
  • Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point

    Council committee approves aid for Harbor Point
    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...
  • Stokes says he won't sign Harbor Point subsidy bill

    Stokes says he won't sign Harbor Point subsidy bill
    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...
  • Harbor Point debate looks like deja vu all over again

    Harbor Point debate looks like deja vu all over again
    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...
  • Harbor Point deal goes to full council Monday

    Harbor Point deal goes to full council Monday
    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"...
  • Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing

    Council gives preliminary OK to Harbor Point financing
    After weeks of protests, the Baltimore City Council granted preliminary approval Monday evening to more than $100 million in public financing for the upscale Harbor Point development. In an 11-3 vote, the council authorized bonds to pay for the project'...