| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The proposed 10-cent bag fee that the Baltimore City Council will vote on next week is a bad idea ("City may impose 10-cent bag fee," Jan. 22). Giving merchants a 3-cents-per-bag cut in the new revenue is an even worse idea.
Councilman James B. Kraft...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Car-sharing company Zipcar has expanded quickly in its four years in Baltimore, scaling up from an initial fleet of 27 cars to more than 200 vehicles.
The Boston-based company announced Monday the opening of a new office in Harbor East, next to a new...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:48 PM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says she will neither sign nor veto legislation to loosen conflict-of-interest restrictions that have sometimes prevented City Council members from voting on bills.
The legislation — sought by Council President...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:15 PM
A City Council committee approved a bill Thursday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore.
The council's finance committee voted 3-1 in favor of the bill, which would...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The members of Baltimore's ethics board wrote an email to Councilman James Kraft Friday chastising him for comments made in The Sun and the City Paper regarding a dispute between the board and members of the council over a piece of ethics leglsiation. ...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 3:23 PM
The City Council approved a bill Monday that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees in selling tickets to events in Baltimore.
The 15-member council voted heavily in favor of the bill, which would exempt...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:32 PM
The City Council gave final approval Monday to a bill that would allow companies such as Ticketmaster to continue to charge unlimited fees when selling tickets to events in Baltimore.
The 15-member council voted without discussion in favor of the bill,...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:18 AM
A meeting to address residents' concerns over environmental hazards on the site of the proposed Harbor Point development has been delayed because of the federal government shutdown.
The meeting had been scheduled for Monday at neighbors' demands, but...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Plans to begin work soon redeveloping the former chemical plant site at Harbor Point hit a potential delay Monday, as the Maryland Department of the Environment said the federal government shutdown would prevent it from completing review of the project by...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:41 PM
The number: $15.9 million
What it is: The amount of money Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says the city's Billing Integrity Unit has "recouped" since 2011 by catching erroneous tax breaks and other tax billing problems.
How it breaks down: The mayor'...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:56 PM
Just three months after Baltimore officials caused an uproar by unexpectedly raising the property taxes of 315 owners, the city is once again revising those bills.
Michael Plaisted saw the July tax bill on his Ridgely's Delight condo jump from about $1,...