BUILD & others delay vote on Port Covington TIF

Port Covington TIF

BUILD & Labor delay vote — Read about the third-largest TIF request in the nation and BUILD’s demands here.

BUILD, along with Port3 labor groups, successfully delayed the Taxation and Finance Committee vote on the Port Covington TIF.  Hundreds packed the War Memorial Building room after waiting nearly an hour outside in the heat for the committee to move the hearing to the initially advertised larger space in the building.  Holding signs that read “Stand Up,” “BUILD One Baltimore,” “Protect OUR House,” and “Build It Together,” BUILD members cheered its speakers’ demands for a community agreement that benefits the WHOLE city, not just a portion, as well commitments (not just goals) for affordable housing, 51% local hiring (all jobs), profit sharing, and protection of education funding for the duration of the TIF.  Read more here from Good Jobs Baltimore.  See media coverage here and here.