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Let your voice be heard on city schools

The Citizens Planning and Housing Association is starting a campaign to make sure the voices of community groups around Baltimore are heard as part of the city’s 10-year, $1 billion plan for new and renovated schools.

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Baltimore City Council panel passes Harbor Point TIF

Michael Beatty

A City Council committee voted to approve a $107 million tax increment financing plan for the proposed Harbor Point development, turning aside calls from business leaders to reduce it to about a third of that amount and from protesters to reduce it to zero.

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GBC to ask for reduction in proposed Harbor Point TIF

The Greater Baltimore Committee will ask city lawmakers Wednesday evening to cut the proposed initial amount of tax increment financing for the Harbor Point project to less than one-third the amount under consideration.

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Harbor Point TIF could cost $283 million

Although the initial request for one of three public tax breaks for a $1 billion development on the city’s waterfront near Harbor East is $107 million, the cost of repaying that amount will balloon to more than $283 million over the three-decade term of the bonds, according to city documents.

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