A city official says he plans to file a class-action lawsuit against Baltimore over erroneous charges to residents by the city’s water system.Circuit Court Clerk Frank Conaway notified the city of his plans.Conaway’s attorney, former city solicitor Neal Janey, says the lawsuit arises from a failure to collect water bills owed by businesses while some residents were forced out of their homes for overdue bills. Conaway says he’s seeking monetary damages for affected residents.
In response, current City Solicitor George Nilson says Conaway and others are filing lawsuits for publicity. Conaway ran against Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake in the last election but says his political opposition is unrelated.
City officials have acknowledged 38,000 customers were overcharged for water service and issued refunds.
Wednesday, October 17 2012, 09:03 AM EDT
and the Mayor below is responsible
The mayor is in the hot seat after the comptroller accused her of making thousands of dollars in illegal purchases.watch this video and then ask yourself
is this why my water bill is so high,it,s so wrong,if she is caught stealing ,why should i trust her to make my water bill right ?
The Above video Is The Main Reason I Created This Site
INSTEAD OF THE MAYOR AND CITY OFFICIALS CORRECTING YOUR WATER BILLS ,THEY WANT YOU TO COME TO THERE MEETINGS AND TELL THEM HOW THEY,,FUCKED UP YOUR WATER BILL,WHAT SNOBS !
my Water Bill is $7598.56 I been living in this house sence 1994 and never had a high water bill,The water … watch the video above and then go outside and check your water meter don’t believe this mayor click me Rawlings-Blake has said that liens are a valuable tool for collecting revenue and that abolishing them could hurt the city’s bond rating.she didn’t say screw the people ,but that’s the way i take it.how about you……..? The city’s DPW caused the water bill problem,Why wont city officials,the mayor solve it ?there going to get millions of dollors in the next few days,and you know what they are going to do with that money,take down vacant homes,how about getting peoples homes out of tax liens,and foreclosures,and paying there over charged water bills with that money ?
Water Bill Question of the Day
The city’s DPW caused the water bill problem,Why wont city officials,the mayor solve it ?
A Tax Lien Certificate Sale is a public sale of lien interests on properties. The sale is used as a method to collect delinquent real estate taxes and/or other unpaid municipal fees and charges owed to the City of Baltimore all of which are liens against the real property address. The Mayor and City Council of Baltimore generally holds this sale once each year in May. The winning bidder does not purchase the deed to the property, but purchases a Tax Lien Certificate. In order to acquire the deed, the law requires the purchaser to file a Complaint in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City to foreclose the right of redemption. The foreclosure procedure includes obtaining a decree from the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, preparing a deed, paying all liens that have accrued from the date of the Tax Lien Certificate Sale, and recording the deed in the Records of Baltimore City. http://www.courtrecords.org/index.php click on this link to find out if there is a court recorded lien on your Home There is a small Fee Required,but the search is Free ! Tax (Lien Certificate) Sale 2012 Frequently Asked Questions click the link below to find out more about the citys lien process https://www.bidbaltimore.com/main?&unique_id=TYvj3goBBQEAAFKxas4&session&auction_id&use_this=view_faqs#TopHere, is What a frustrated taxpayer Wrote to the Mayor:
“EACH WEEK I WILL POST A WATER BILL HORROR STORY” if you would like your story posted here include it in the comment box below
Which is why I’m writing this. Why, Ms Mayor, are you making it so difficult for me? Property taxes go up even as property values fall. Rents can’t keep up with rising property taxes, regulations, registrations, licensings and certifications. The city seems overrun with inspectors (like, um, rats) who nitpick even the least things to issue citations constantly, for hundreds of dollars a hit, on tenants who are working hard just to get by. Not only is it difficult for an owner who means well to keep up with all of these expensive impediments, but tenants — the people who live and work in the city – ultimately suffer. Most recent expensive and unexplainable indignity: Baltimore City water bills, which are usually billed quarterly, have recently been billed out of cycle. We got several water bills that showed readings stretching into the 6 to 8+ month range, billed for $400 or more. One bill is for almost A YEAR of readings and totals almost $1300. A single water bill! With a 3-week due date! I ask you, Ms Mayor: How are working people, paying rent in the city, supposed to pay $400 water bills? I have spent the last month working closely with some very helpful, sympathetic, patient and understanding women at the Water Billing Department. I appreciate their help very much. But in the end, I — and my tenants — will have to pay dearly for the city’s failure to bill us in a timely normal fashion. Working out an extended payment schedule, to try to pay in installments to the city, is a complex, frustrating, “in person” process no one has the time for when they are working to make the money to pay bills that are so large they need “installment plans.” For all the money it costs us to do business in Baltimore City, you’d think the system would be more streamlined, more helpful, less obstructive, less complex and less expensive. You’d think the billing systems would work smoothly, and that the priorities of the administration would be focused more on keeping business humming smoothly along than on strangling and starving business and residents from their homes and jobs. Please make sense for me, Ms Mayor, of the city failing to bill in a timely manner and of our responsibility to pay for that slipup with $400water bills due in 3 weeks. Looking forward to a time when I can sell out and finally get away clean, I appreciate your tolerance of my rant and I remain your humble resident…
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