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Old 04-26-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: reservoir hill
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i think if the city lowers the property tax rates this will encourage more homeowners to purchase in the city this will have two impacts, one being the increased population and number of households paying property taxes, the second being homeowners are usually more proactive than renters when it comes to crime in the neighborhood as well as trash cleanup, so the city should focus on strengthining neighborhoods
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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Great. So I guess as long as there is violence, we can just keep throwing the trash in the streets? This is what you're saying?

Yep. That's the sort of the thinking that's going to bring new money to town.

Only trash wants to live in a cesspool. If we want new residents, we've got to at least act like Baltimore isn't a third world country where only the most serious offenses get attention.
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: reservoir hill
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Great. So I guess as long as there is violence, we can just keep throwing the trash in the streets? This is what you're saying?

Yep. That's the sort of the thinking that's going to bring new money to town.

Only trash wants to live in a cesspool. If we want new residents, we've got to at least act like Baltimore isn't a third world country where only the most serious offenses get attention.
my last post addresses the trash, but i do think trash is a problem in the city but we have major problems that demand the full attention of the police but unfortunately the police cannot give violent crime its full attention...
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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I'd like to start ticketing drivers who don't wait for pedestrians in the crosswalk.

Really, I'd like to start ticketing drivers, period. Our boys in blue seem completely disinterested in enforcing traffic violations.
I wish we could ticket people that don't cross in crosswalks, and don't cross with the light... I am convinced I'm going to hit someone one day - - I've really only experienced it in Baltimore - - people routinely just walk right out into traffic, expecting drivers to slam on the brakes, risking getting rear-ended. I understand that pedestrians have the right of way; but they also have the responsibility to be safe. It's like a video game driving in Baltimore - people running red lights, people walking out in the street with no concern for oncoming traffic, etc.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: North Baltimore ----> Seattle
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I wish we could ticket people that don't cross in crosswalks, and don't cross with the light... I am convinced I'm going to hit someone one day - - people walking out in the street with no concern for oncoming traffic, etc.
I agree fully.

Ticket jaywalkers. Ticket those who break traffic rules. If there's not enough manpower, get more cameras. It's a madhouse out there.
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Old 04-26-2011, 01:59 PM
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The bad thing about having your primary residence in the county while you still own property in the city is that you lose the Homestead Property Tax Credit on your city property when it is no longer your primary residence. My annual tax bill increased by nearly 400%. It would have increased by 500%, but I appealed the assessed value.

Are there any mayoral candidates from "The Property Taxes are Too Damn High" party?
although i have no vote in the matter, i have been following the young candidate otis rolley. he seems to be smart and has his pulse on the urban planning side of things. i believe he mentioned something about lowering property taxes as well and investing in communities outside of the inner harbor for once.
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Old 04-26-2011, 04:10 PM
 
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although i have no vote in the matter, i have been following the young candidate otis rolley. he seems to be smart and has his pulse on the urban planning side of things. i believe he mentioned something about lowering property taxes as well and investing in communities outside of the inner harbor for once.
Rolley isn't the only potential candidate talking about lowering property taxes. I like him partly because of his ideas on public transportation, but mainly because people like Rawlings-Blake and Young seem to hate his guts. That's an automatic plus in my book.
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Old 04-27-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: reservoir hill
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Rolley isn't the only potential candidate talking about lowering property taxes. I like him partly because of his ideas on public transportation, but mainly because people like Rawlings-Blake and Young seem to hate his guts. That's an automatic plus in my book.
i doubt i will vote for rolley based on his interest in privatizing public services like water for example...the history of privatization in this country is full of failures by the private sector, not to say the city is much better, but i definitely wouldnt trust a corporation with the water supply
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:43 PM
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i doubt i will vote for rolley based on his interest in privatizing public services like water for example...the history of privatization in this country is full of failures by the private sector, not to say the city is much better, but i definitely wouldnt trust a corporation with the water supply
i think privatization of public services will be the way to go in the future. it would definitely eliminate a lot of the waste and red tape involved and customer service will undoubtedly improve. i'd rather trust a corporation who has to answer to shareholders than a government agency that has to answer to................................................ ................
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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Is there ever going to be a debate or something... I am interested in seeing these candidates spar over the issues and answer specific questions about how they intend "to move the city forward"... (the famous Dixon political catch phrase...she used end every question with that answer. Hey did you steal the money...."I dont think that is important.. I just want to move the city forward"))
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