Baltimore’s container tax is killed after council’s 7-7 vote

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said the city will lose a bit of its luster, along with 70 jobs, as basics like weekend trash pickup are expected to be “significantly reduced” following the City Council’s failure to pass a proposed 4-cent container tax Thursday. “Funding for some basic services — street sweeping, graffiti removal and waterway maintenance ...


  1. Yes, it’s fantastic when county residents can open businesses in the city, make their money in the city, defeat taxes in the city, and then retreat to the well-funded county where the city’s budget crisis is a distant fantasy. What do we want? Everything! What will we pay for? Nothing!

    –City Resident and Business Owner

  2. Now how in the heck can a Councilwoman’s vote even be considered when her husdand is a union leader whose parasitic workers will be affected by layoffs? That’s ridiculous.

  3. More taxes is not what Baltimore needs, it needs to stop spending like Federal Government!!