"Renew Baltimore" advocates on the plan to cut city property taxes
The property tax rate in the city of Baltimore is roughly twice as high as any other jurisdiction in Maryland. For decades, candidates for public office in the city have feigned interest in reducing taxes for homeowners and businesses, and some modest reductions have taken place from time to time.
Now, a group of civic leaders have entered into the conversation determined to take decisive, dramatic action with a proposal to cut the tax rate nearly in half over a period of six years, and to change the city charter so the annual reductions can’t be reversed by whomever happens to be in elected office at the time.
The group has organized itself as a coalition called “Renew Baltimore.” Today on Midday: a conversation about their proposal, and its implications for businesses, homeowners and the city coffers.
Andre Davisis a retired federal judge who served as Baltimore City Solicitor. He joins us on Zoom…