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  • Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents

    Lower property taxes but higher fees for city residents
    Baltimore residents will pay less in property taxes but more in stormwater and taxi fees under a $2.4 billion budget approved by the City Council on Monday. The cut will reduce the property tax payments on a home valued at $200,000 by about $140. But...
  • Youths offer ideas for a 'safe and inclusive' Inner Harbor

    Youths offer ideas for a 'safe and inclusive' Inner Harbor
    Baltimore teens Rickya'h Brooks and Marquise Robinson never really feel welcome at the Inner Harbor. They say police cast a judgmental eye on all kids who go there, especially African-Americans. And they're frustrated that the waterfront mall provides...
  • Ears open to Inner Harbor complaints

    Ears open to Inner Harbor complaints
    For 10 years, I've published The Inner Harbor Network, a monthly neighborhood calendar. It boggles the mind anyone would consider the Inner Harbor unwelcoming. It came as a surprise this sentiment exists, and that young African-Americans sense exclusion...
  • Grand Prix of Baltimore organizers bullish on race's future

    Grand Prix of Baltimore organizers bullish on race's future
    As summer began last year, with the Grand Prix of Baltimore about three months away, organizers had sold no tickets. They had landed no sponsorships. And they hadn't put out a single advertisement. Financier J.P. Grant and his group, Race On LLC,...
  • Limits proposed for city take-home cars

    Baltimore Councilman William H. Cole IV introduced a bill Monday to limit a program that allows some city employees to take government cars home every day. Cole's bill, which is co-sponsored by Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, would bar any...
  • Promoter says new festival won't have Starscape's woes

    Promoter says new festival won't have Starscape's woes
    The promoter of last year's Starscape Festival says a new event he's marketing that targets a similar audience won't have the safety problems associated with last year's June concert. Promoter Evan Weinstein says he wants to disassociate the new...
  • City Council approves tax break for new apartments

    City Council approves tax break for new apartments
    Developers converting older office buildings into apartments or building new complexes could get a significant tax break under a measure the Baltimore City Council approved Monday. The legislation is aimed at addressing a glut of vacancies in office...
  • Ethics oversight board hasn't met in years

    Baltimore's ethics director is in charge of advising elected officials and fielding constituent complaints about them. It's unclear, however, if anyone is overseeing him. A seven-member oversight panel, the Board of Legislative Reference, is...
  • No opposition as Batts confirmed by City Council

    No opposition as Batts confirmed by City Council
    After less than a minute of discussion, the Baltimore City Council on Monday overwhelmingly confirmed Anthony W. Batts, the former police chief in Long Beach and Oakland, Calif., as Baltimore's newest police commissioner. No one on the 14-member...
  • City pension system facing $681 million shortfall

    City pension system facing $681 million shortfall
    The pension system for most city workers has nearly $700 million in unfunded liabilities, according to an audit released Wednesday. In contrast, the smaller system for elected officials — who contribute to their pensions — is in strong...
  • Committee votes to allow Ticketmaster fees

    Committee votes to allow Ticketmaster fees
    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...