City Election Director Says Baltimore Property Tax Cut Measure Can’t be on November Ballot

Proponents of a ballot measure to cut Baltimore’s property tax rate in half say the city’s top election official was wrong to reject their proposal for inclusion on the November ballot and vowed to challenge his decision in court.

Board of Elections Director Armstead B.C. Jones Sr. today sent a letter announcing his decision to the attorney for the tax cut group, Renew Baltimore.

In it, Jones argued that only elected city officials can set the property tax rate.