The Honorable Casper R. Taylor, Jr.
Speaker of the House
State House
Annapolis MD 21401

Dear Mr. Speaker:

In accordance with Article II, Section 17 of the Maryland Constitution, I have today vetoed House Bill 540 - Baltimore City - Industrial Growth - Condemnation.

This bill authorizes the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to condemn property for industrial development, except property zoned and occupied exclusively for residential use.

Senate Bill 520, which was passed by the General Assembly and signed by me, accomplishes the same purpose. Therefore, it is not necessary for me to sign House Bill 540.

Parris N. Glendening