Tag Archives: council president bernard c. “Jack” Young

Baltimore First Responders Who Own A Home In The City May Soon Be Offered A $2,500 Tax Break

Firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies may soon be offered a property tax break, if they own a home in the city. The tax break, worth $2,500 is part of an effort to urge first responders to live within the … Continue reading

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Controversial Move To Increase Water Rates In Baltimore For A Second Time

Baltimore previously approved three water rate increases, which are scheduled to take occur over a period of time. The second planned water rate increase was imposed on Saturday, driving the monthly bill up by about $7 to $84. The estimated … Continue reading

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Smart-Meter Technology May Solve The Issues Plaguing Baltimore Water Billing System

On Wednesday Rody Chow, director of the Baltimore City Department of Public Works, told City Council members that disputed water bills may be improved by next year with the implementation of smart-meter technology. Chow has been running Baltimore’s water department … Continue reading

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Baltimore Business Group Calling For City Council Not To Cut Police Budget

A leading business group in Baltimore is insisting the City Council not to reduce the Police Department budget, claiming a reduced spending plan during a crime surge would put the public in danger. Public safety is elected officials’ first responsibility, … Continue reading

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Mayor Catherine Pugh Budget Would Ground Police Helicopters, Cut Funding To Youth Centers

In March, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh unveiled her first budget proposal. The $2.8 plan included the return of speed cameras, a modest tax cut for homeowners, refinancing of the Hilton Hotel owned by the city and millions in increased funding … Continue reading

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