Accountability Index: The Mega-TIF Fueling The Port Covington Development
We begin with this month’s installment of the Accountability Index -- our series of conversations with reporters from the Baltimore Brew, in which we examine issues of fiscal and policy accountability in state and local government. The Baltimore Development Corporation has recommended a $535 million dollar bond deal to help Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank realize his dream of a city-within-a-city in Port Covington. The BDC made the call in meetings in which the press and the public weren’t allowed. Was that a violation of Open Meeting Laws? To discuss that question, and the complex financial issues at the heart of the development, Tom talks with Fern Shen of The Baltimore Brew and freelance reporter Joan Jacobson.