Baltimore, MD - July 10, 2024  - A proposal aimed at lowering Baltimore's property taxes will be left off the November ballot.

This decision comes from Board of Elections Director Armstead Jones.

"State law provides that the power to set a specific property tax rate in the counties and Baltimore City must remain with the County or City Council. Maryland's highest court has held that under this rule, a petition-initiated charter amendment may not set a specific property tax rate," Jones said in letter to Renew Baltimore.

Renew Baltimore, the group behind the proposal, said they will be "seeking appropriate judicial review of this decision in the Baltimore City Circuit Court."... Read More: WMAR2NEWS