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$150 million initiative to refund the police, three tax credits to be reauthorized, and more in Baltimore

Kaleah Mcilwain
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Baltimore Updates for Wednesday, October 20, 2021

State and local police agencies are set to receive $120 million from Governor Larry Hogan's Re-Fund The Police Initiative. This money will increase local police aid, fund salary increases and salary bonuses. The initiative is allocating $150 million in total to increase support for law enforcement, crime control, and victim protection efforts. This is one of multiple announcements that Governor Hogan will make in the coming weeks in the state's efforts to support police and make neighborhoods safer.

The Towanda Recreation Center reopened after its closure in 2018. During its closure the center received some renovations, now the center includes a new fitness area, equipment room, kitchen, multipurpose and STEM rooms and indoor and outdoor basketball courts. The center is a part of Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP).

Starting Wednesday, Oct. 20, Baltimore residents will be able to share their feedback about public safety with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the State's Attorney Office, and the Baltimore Police Department. These meetings will be held repeatedly to gather community feedback as part of Mayor Brandon M. Scott's Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan.

Baltimore City is set to reauthorized three tax credits set to expire: the CHAP Tax Credit, the Newly Constructed Dwelling Tax Credit, and the High Performance Market Rate Tax Credit. These tax credits incentivize homeowners and small business owners to rehabilitate buildings in historic neighborhoods, construct new row homes, and convert vacant commercial properties into apartment buildings.

New research facility opened at John Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). The new state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research facility includes 90,000 square-feet of lab space, a 200-person auditorium, and collaborative spaces. This is the nation's largest university affiliated research facility.

This article is a daily update on the Baltimore City and Baltimore County. This article will provide brief updates about the local fire departments, police departments, Mayor's office, school boards, transportation and other areas impacting your life. For more information, please click on the links provided. Know something that I missed? Tell me in the comments below and I will include it in the next update.

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