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  • Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations

    Council OKs city takeover of tax calculations
    If historic tax bills are wrong in the future, at least city property owners will know who to blame. The City Council voted unanimously Monday to give Baltimore’s government authority to do the appraisals that determine the size of historic tax...
  • City panel to provide recompense to property owners

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than government officials told them to expect. Retired Baltimore...
  • City to pay $63K to woman police shocked with Taser

    City to pay $63K to woman police shocked with Taser
    Baltimore's spending panel approved a $63,000 payment Wednesday to settle a police brutality lawsuit filed by a woman shocked with a Taser in 2012. The lawsuit concerns the events of April 30, 2012, when Ashley Overbey called Baltimore police to...
  • Auditor objects to city lawyer's $69 reimbursement for hotel room

    Auditor objects to city lawyer's $69 reimbursement for hotel room
    Sixty-nine dollars might not seem like enough money to fight over -– but that’s just what city officials spent Wednesday morning doing. City Solicitor George Nilson is requesting to be reimbursed for $69.93 he paid for a hotel room near...
  • Baltimore's law department to leave City Hall for renovated offices

    Baltimore's law department to leave City Hall for renovated offices
    Fed up with rodents and flooding, about half of the members of Baltimore's law department are leaving their ground-level offices at City Hall for a renovated facility in downtown Baltimore. The $306,000 cost of the renovations was approved Wednesday...
  • Mayor appoints panel to distribute $3M to property owners whose tax bills were wrong

    Mayor appoints panel to distribute $3M to property owners whose tax bills were wrong
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has appointed a three-member panel to distribute up to $3 million to the owners of historic properties whose tax bills in coming years will be higher than what government officials told them to expect. Retired Baltimore...
  • Ticketmaster bill gutted; scalping legalized

    Ticketmaster bill gutted; scalping legalized
    The City Council voted to gut a bill that would have reformed the system under which ticket resellers like Ticketmaster and the venues that use them gouge consumers. All council members voted for the amendments except Carl Stokes (12th District) and...
  • Baltimore police brutality settlements worth $113K on agenda

    Baltimore police brutality settlements worth $113K on agenda
    City officials are set to consider $113,000 in payments to settle two lawsuits alleging police brutality, including a case in which a well-known 77-year-old barber's arm was broken during an arrest. Baltimore's Board of Estimates is scheduled to vote...
  • Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit

    Baltimore pays ACLU $100K, allows small protests without permit
    Baltimore officials approved Wednesday a payment of nearly $100,000 to the American Civil Liberties Union to settle a longstanding federal lawsuit over protesters' rights in Baltimore. As part of the settlement, city officials agreed to loosen...
  • Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore

    Small 'Women in Black' group got big change in Baltimore
    Most days, only a few women joined Betsy Cunningham's "Women in Black" anti-war protests. Sometimes she was all alone. Through heat, rain and snow, she and her black-clad companions stood silently on the corner of Pratt and Light streets near Baltimore's...
  • City Council moves to hire its own lawyer

    City Council moves to hire its own lawyer
    A City Council committee approved a proposal Tuesday to hire an independent lawyer instead of relying on City Solicitor George Nilson for legal advice. Some council members say they believe Nilson, who reports to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, is loyal...