The city of Baltimore is considering property tax relief measures for local police and firefighters.
According to local news sources, officials claim the relief would provide more incentive for first responders to live in the city, which would hopefully have the beneficial side-effect of fostering trust between first responders and local residents.
The tax break would free up $2,500 for every public safety employee who owns a home in the city, including county officials such as sheriff’s deputies.
According to The Kansas CIty Star, officials such as Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Councilman Eric T. Costello are expected to introduce the legislation at a council meeting on Monday.
The move comes in light of the unfortunate fact that relationships have strained between Baltimore residents and local public servants, particularly the police force, which faces a momentous job of policing one of America’s most dangerous cities.
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