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Tag Archives: Comptroller Joan Pratt

City water rates to rise 42 percent over three years

Despite a report from the city’s audit department that called for lower increases and protests from a packed room of residents about a lack of collection of $25 million in delinquent water bills, the Board of Estimates, Baltimore’s spending board. voted Wednesday to approve a three consecutive years of rate hikes for city water and sewage bills.

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Mayor, comptroller spar over phone contract

After a heated and at times bitter debate between Baltimore’s mayor and comptroller, the city Board of Estimates Wednesday voted down a proposal for a new telephone system with IBM under a $7.4 million contract. At one point, Mayor Stephanie ...

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Pay hike for elected officials kicks in quietly

The Baltimore Board of Estimates on Wednesday noted no objections to an automatic 2.5 percent cost-of-living adjustment for elected officials including the City Council, mayor and comptroller. The board, whose membership includes the comptroller, mayor and the president of the ...

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