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Tag Archives: Harbor Point

C. Fraser Smith: Are forces aligning against Harbor Point?

Is Harbor Point dead next to the water? You may have assumed the controversial $1.1 billion project with its tax abatement goodies (a council committee approved $107 million in tax increment financing Wednesday night; the full council is expected to approve it as well) was “greased” — headed for approval after the usual round of manageable opposition.

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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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City Council members in tiff over Harbor Point TIF

Baltimore activists and City Council members sparred, sometimes angrily, with one another Wednesday as a council committee continued to debate the merits of a public financing plan for the proposed Harbor Point development.

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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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Editorial: Closed meetings violate public trust

Disappointingly, and unsurprisingly, the Baltimore mayor’s office and officials with the city’s Board of Finance offered little more than platitudes after a clear-cut ruling by a state body charged with ensuring government transparency that stated the city blatantly violated Maryland’s Open Meetings Act.

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