Three questions for the reader:
1) Are you satisfied with the property tax rate in Baltimore City (it is twice as high as other counties - 2.24% in the city vs 1.2% in other counties). Whether you own or rent, personal or business, you pay this tax in some form or another.
2) Are you satisfied with the services being provided by the city (public safety, public education, infrastructure, overall quality of life)
3) Do you want to pay less and get better services?
RenewBaltimore.org is a group of city leaders working now to get 10,000 signatures on 2 petitions. If they succeed, two measures will be placed on the general election ballot that we will be able to vote on.
The first lowers the property tax rate from 2.24% to 1.25% over a 6 year period.
The second strikes language from the city charter that stops this type of referendum.
Please go to renewBaltimore.org for more details. You can also read the paper describing how this worked in San Francisco here.
We have about 2 weeks left to get 6,000 signatures. Let’s do it! Email Scott Graham at [email protected] or text me at 443 672 8194 if I can help.
BTN/MAPCS Maryland Gubernatorial Townhall Debate
Election Integrity is essential. The process will fail without full trust in the system. Full trust requires due diligence by authorities such as the Baltimore Board of Elections to do everything in its power that every lawful vote is counted, and only lawful votes are counted.
Read the Baltimore Brew article here: https://bit.ly/3xDCJtL
From the article:
“It’s not a lot. A couple of thousand voters, I think, is all,” Armstead B.C. Jones Sr., director of the Baltimore City Board of Elections, said. “We’re still trying to get a handle on it.”
One wrong vote is too many.
Baltimore Council President Nick Mosby violated ethics law by accepting money from city contractors via legal defense fund, board rules
Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby violated the city’s ethics ordinance by indirectly soliciting for a legal-defense fund that took donations from at least two city contractors, the city’s Board of Ethics said in a ruling Thursday that ordered Mosby to stop accepting money from the fund.
The fund was established for the legal defense of him and his wife, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, as they faced a federal criminal investigation last year into their financial dealings. While Nick Mosby has not been charged with anything, Marilyn Mosby was charged this year with perjury and making false statements related to the purchase of two Florida houses.Read more