Measures proposed to ease budget gap

April 20, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Two measures aimed at raising revenue to help close Baltimore's budget gap for next year were introduced to the City Council last night: an increase in storage fee for impounded cars and a tax on cellular telephone and pager service.

Councilman Nicholas C. D'Adamo Jr., an East Baltimore Democrat, introduced the measures.

His proposed increase of the daily impound fee - from $10 a day to $25 a day - earned significant co-sponsors, including Council President Sheila Dixon. His proposed 12 percent tax on cell phone and pager service does not appear to have much support.

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