Legislation

City of Baltimore - Legislation

Title: Short-Term Residential Rentals - Regulation and Taxation For the purpose of extending the hotel tax to certain transactions facilitated by hosting platforms; requiring the licensing of short-term residential rental units; defining certain terms; providing for the denial, suspension, or revocation of short-term residential rental licenses under certain circumstances; providing for judicial and appellate review of administrative decisions relating to the licensing of short-term residential rental units; imposing certain penalties; clarifying and conforming related provisions; providing for a sp
Posted: February 15, 2019, 3:28 pm
Title: Licensing and Regulation - National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline Information Sign Posting For the purpose of requiring certain businesses to post a National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline information sign in designated areas; requiring certain reports; defining certain terms; and establishing certain penalties.
Posted: February 15, 2019, 3:28 pm
Title: Repeal of Hamilton Business Area Urban Renewal Plan For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 79-1207, as amended by Ordinances 95-564 and 08-91, which established the Hamilton Business Area Urban Renewal Plan; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 4:18 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Hamilton Business Area - Amendment _ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Hamilton Business Area to modify the list of prohibited uses in the Community Business (now known as Community Commercial per the enactment of Article 32 - Zoning) District; waiving certain content and procedural requirements; making the provisions of this Ordinance severable; providing for the application of this Ordinance in conjunction with certain other ordinances; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 4:18 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 2323 North Calvert Street For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 2 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 2323 North Calvert Street (Block 3822, Lot 012), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk regulations (lot area) and certain off-street parking regulations.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 4:09 pm
Title: Sale of Property - Air Rights Area Over a Portion of the Public Right of Way of the 4100 Block of Hillen Road For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in the air rights area over a portion of the public right of way of the 4100 Block of Hillen Road and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 4:09 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - Air Rights Area Over a Portion of the Public Right of Way of the 4100 Block of Hillen Road For the purpose of condemning and closing the air rights area over a portion of the public right of way of the 4100 Block of Hillen Road, as shown on Plat 347-A-76A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 14, 2019, 4:09 pm
Title: The Baltimore City Sustainability Plan For the purpose of adopting a new Sustainability Plan for Baltimore City; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to all elements of sustainability, including air quality, water quality, resource conservation and recycling, energy, public health, environmental justice, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the use of alternative means of transportation.
Posted: February 13, 2019, 3:28 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Reform Residential Retail Electricity and Natural Gas Markets For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore City delegation to the 2019 Maryland General Assembly to create legislation that requires the Public Service Commission to collect and analyze retail electric and natural gas supplier actual rates, usage, and zip-code information and data for residential customers; eliminate retail supplier individual residential market contracts; make aggregated supply options that would lower costs available to households; and enact additional consumer pricing and contract saf
Posted: February 13, 2019, 3:18 pm
Title: Hotels - Anti-Human Trafficking Training For the purpose of requiring hotels to provide all hotel employees with anti-human trafficking training on an annual basis; conforming and correcting related provisions; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 13, 2019, 3:18 pm
Title: Youth Athletic Protection For the purpose of establishing certain protections for youth athletes using Baltimore City Department of Recreations and Parks facilities; requiring that youth athletic coaches complete certain training; requiring that youth athletes be removed from athletic play if they are suspected to have sustained certain medical conditions; requiring that certain youth sports programs have an automated external defibrillator at athletic events; requiring youth athletic coaches to report to certain authorities suspected abuse and neglect; defining certain terms; establishing ce
Posted: February 13, 2019, 3:08 pm
Title: Public Ethics Law - Conforming Modifications For the purpose of conforming the City Ethics Code with the amendments to the State Ethics Law made by Chapter 31, 2017 Laws of Maryland; altering the definition of “interest” to exclude certain mutual funds and exchange-traded funds; adding a participation prohibition for certain officials who are former lobbyists; prohibiting elected officials from assisting in certain matters under certain circumstances; altering a reporting requirement for certain debts; adding a requirement to report when a public official’s spouse is a lobbyist; limiting acc
Posted: February 13, 2019, 2:58 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore City Recycling Program For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Public Works and the Head of the Bureau of Solid Waste to discuss Baltimore City’s recycling program and its progress.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 8:08 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 1110 Edmondson Avenue For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 2 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 1110 Edmondson Avenue (Block 0114, Lot 037), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting a variance from certain off-street parking regulations.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 8:08 pm
Title: RPP Area 18 (Middle/East/South) - Adding 800 Block of North Chester Street For the purpose of adding the 800 block of North Chester Street, both sides, to the Parking Management Plan for RPP Area 18; and correcting, conforming, and clarifying related provisions.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 8:08 pm
Title: Building, Fire, and Related Codes - Drainage For the purpose of amending the City Building Code and the City Residential Code to provide for additional limitations on drainage; and clarifying and conforming related provisions.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 8:08 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Street Sweeping For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Public Works, the Bureau Chief of Solid Waste Management, and the Director of the Department of Transportation to attend an informational hearing regarding street sweeping and to describe the progress of the program, including the program’s expansion, any time changes, and how this information is disseminated to the community.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 8:08 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Expanding the State Public Art Mandate For the purpose of calling upon the General Assembly to pass and the Governor to sign legislation that expands the current public arts mandate requirement to require public art in any building that receives at least 50% of its construction funds from the State; and requiring local input when local governments, like Baltimore, also assist in providing construction funds.
Posted: February 12, 2019, 8:08 pm
Title: Ariel Taylor Commissioner - Baltimore City Youth Commission - District 4
Posted: February 12, 2019, 7:28 pm
Title: Joan Carter Conway Trustee - Employees' and Elected Officials' Retirement System Board of Trustees - District 14
Posted: February 12, 2019, 7:28 pm
Title: Michael S. Harrison Commissioner - Baltimore Police Department
Posted: February 12, 2019, 7:28 pm
Title: Anissa Jai Bonner Alternate Member - Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals - District 11
Posted: February 12, 2019, 7:28 pm
Title: Ayonna Thomas Commissioner - Baltimore City Youth Commission - District 6
Posted: February 12, 2019, 7:28 pm
Title: Myshala Middleton Member - Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals - District 4
Posted: February 12, 2019, 7:28 pm
Title: Frank Bonaventure, Jr. Alternate Member - Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals - District 5
Posted: February 12, 2019, 7:28 pm
Title: David C. Ryer Director - Baltimore City Department of Planning - District 3
Posted: February 12, 2019, 6:18 pm
Title: Yield Excise Tax - Tax Rates For the purpose of amending the tax rates used to calculate the Yield Excise Tax imposed on the tax yield from transactions for which recordation taxes and transfer taxes are due under City Code Article 28, Subtitle 16 and Subtitle 17, respectively; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 3:58 pm
Title: Sale of Property - Former Bed of West Fairmount Avenue, a 10-Foot Alley, a Portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and a Portion of a 3-Foot Alley For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in certain parcels of land known as the former bed of West Fairmount Avenue, a 10-foot alley, a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and a portion of a 3-foot alley bounded by North Fremont Avenue, West Fayette Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and West Baltimore Street and no longer needed for publ
Posted: February 11, 2019, 3:58 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - West Fairmount Avenue, a 10-Foot Alley, a Portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and a Portion of a 3-Foot Alley For the purpose of condemning and closing West Fairmount Avenue, a 10-foot alley, a portion of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and a portion of a 3-foot alley bounded by North Fremont Avenue, West Fayette Street, Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and West Baltimore Street, as shown on Plat 329-A-25A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 3:58 pm
Title: City Streets - Opening - Portion of a 3-Foot Alley For the purpose of condemning and opening a portion of a 3-foot alley, extending Southerly 16 feet from the northern property line in the rear of the property known as 19 North Fremont Avenue, as shown on Plat 329-A-25 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 3:58 pm
Title: Community Relations - Redefining “Employer” For the purpose of redefining “employer” for purposes of the laws governing unlawful employment practices.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 1:38 pm
Title: Corrective - Consumer Price Index Used in the Adjustment of the Energy Tax Rate For the purpose of correcting the name of the Consumer Price Index used in the annual adjustment of the energy tax rate; modifying the fiscal year for the rate adjustment; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 11, 2019, 1:18 pm
Title: Waterfront Management District and Waterfront Management Authority - Renewal Through April 23, 2023 For the purpose of renewing and continuing the Waterfront Management District and Waterfront Management Authority; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the activities and authority of the Waterfront Management District and Waterfront Management Authority.
Posted: February 8, 2019, 4:48 pm
Title: Zoning - Use Regulations - Banquet Halls For the purpose of providing that, in an I-MU Zoning District (or, as it may be renamed, an “IMU-1” Zoning District), banquet halls are allowed as a conditional use requiring approval by Ordinance of the Mayor and City Council.
Posted: February 6, 2019, 8:38 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Homelessness For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore City agencies working on the problem of homelessness, including the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, the Department of Social Services, and the Baltimore City Public School System, to update the City Council on the state of homelessness in Baltimore City and what the agencies are doing to combat it.
Posted: February 6, 2019, 7:48 pm
Title: Recognizing Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Baltimore City Schools For the purpose of recognizing the first full week of February each year as “Black Lives Matter At School Week of Action” and calling on all schools and organizations dealing with youth in Baltimore to do their part to bring awareness to the school-to-prison pipeline, the need to recruit and retain Black teachers, and the full rights of students as outlined in the National Student Bill of Rights.
Posted: February 6, 2019, 7:48 pm
Title: Rezoning - 801-803 North Chester Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 801-803 North Chester Street (Block 1605, Lots 001 and 002), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: February 6, 2019, 7:48 pm
Title: Supporting Coal Community Transition Legislation in Maryland For the purpose of urging the Maryland General Assembly to pass and the Governor to sign legislation establishing a clear and enforceable commitment to finally move Maryland beyond coal-fired power plants, and to create a Coal Community Transition Fund to support impacted communities and workers.
Posted: February 6, 2019, 7:48 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Agency Responses to Opioid Epidemic For the purpose of requesting an informational hearing with all the governmental agencies responding to the opioid epidemic in Baltimore City, including the Health Department, the Mayor’s Office, the Fire Department, and the Baltimore Police Department, so that these agencies can update the Baltimore City Council regarding their response to the epidemic.
Posted: February 6, 2019, 7:48 pm
Title: Melissa Martinez Member - Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals - District 14
Posted: February 6, 2019, 12:57 pm
Title: Ayanna Williams Commissioner - Baltimore City Youth Commission - District 12
Posted: February 6, 2019, 12:47 pm
Title: Rezoning - 1818 East Pratt Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1818 East Pratt Street (Block 1745, Lot 026), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: February 5, 2019, 7:47 pm
Title: Passenger-for-Hire Services Tax - Corrective For the purpose of correcting provisions governing the City’s passenger-for-hire excise tax to conform with limitations imposed by State law; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the imposition and collection of an excise tax on passenger-for-hire services.
Posted: February 5, 2019, 7:47 pm
Title: Zoning - Modifications to Approved Final Development Plans For the purpose of modifying the procedure by which a major change may be made to an approved planned unit development.
Posted: February 5, 2019, 7:38 pm
Title: Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Baltimore City Information and Technology - $5,217,659 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $5,217,659 to Baltimore City Information and Technology - Service 805 (Enterprise IT Delivery Services), to provide funding to support the Dispatch Console & Fire Station Alerting upgrade; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: February 5, 2019, 7:19 pm
Title: Fire Safety Efforts and Statistics in Baltimore For the purpose of holding a Legislative Oversight Hearing to have the Baltimore City Fire Department update the committee on Fire Safety Efforts and Statistics in Baltimore.
Posted: February 5, 2019, 5:48 pm
Title: Informational Hearing on the Department of Transportation For the purpose of calling on the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Complete Streets Advisory Council, to discuss its proposed Community Engagement Plan.
Posted: February 5, 2019, 4:28 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Support a $15 Minimum Wage for Maryland For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to pass, and the Governor to sign, legislation establishing a statewide $15 minimum wage, ensuring that all working Marylanders can pay for their basic needs.
Posted: January 30, 2019, 8:48 pm
Title: Police Department Forfeiture Funds For the purpose of requesting that Police Department representatives and the Director of Finance appear before the City Council to provide information on the use of forfeiture funds by the Police Department, over the past 5 years.
Posted: January 30, 2019, 8:48 pm
Title: Dockless Vehicles - Regulation and Taxation For the purpose of establishing the Dockless Vehicle Program; requiring permits for dockless- vehicle-for-hire providers; imposing certain data sharing requirements upon dockless-vehicle-for-hire providers; providing for the revocation of dockless-vehicle-for-hire provider permits under certain circumstances; establishing certain standards of operation; defining certain terms; imposing certain penalties; allowing for the seizure of a dockless vehicle under certain circumstances; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related provisions governing bik
Posted: January 30, 2019, 8:48 pm
Title: Wendy L. Blair Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 14
Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:28 pm
Title: Melvin L. Freeman Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 3
Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:28 pm
Title: Cynthia Plavier Truitt Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 5
Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:28 pm
Title: Arlene B. Fisher, MSW Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 9
Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:28 pm
Title: Taylora Imes-Thomas Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 7
Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:28 pm
Title: Denise DeLeaver Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 7
Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:28 pm
Title: Michael G. Middleton, Sr. Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 5
Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:28 pm
Title: Nina Davis Member - Baltimore City Youth Commission - District 7
Posted: January 29, 2019, 8:28 pm
Title: Temporary Relief for Federal Furloughed Employees For the purpose of calling on all Baltimore City landlords and utility companies to extend a grace period for the duration of the federal government shutdown to all furloughed federal employees and contractors and forbear any adverse action against them until the shutdown’s conclusion.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:28 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Baltimore Police Department Civilian Staffing For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to enact, and the Governor to sign, legislation that mandates a sworn officer to civilian employee staffing ratio for the Baltimore Police Department.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:17 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Baltimore Police Commissioner Search Committee For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to enact and the Governor to sign legislation that creates the Baltimore Police Commissioner Search Committee.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:17 pm
Title: Recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month For the purpose of recognizing January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and recognizing the tireless and ongoing efforts of the Baltimore City Human Trafficking Collaborative in educating the citizens of Baltimore to assist in the prevention of human trafficking and supporting victims of human sex and labor trafficking.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:17 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Support for the Water Taxpayer Protection Act For the purpose of requesting that the Maryland General Assembly pass the Water Taxpayer Protection Act to stop the practice of selling Baltimore City residential property and places of worship to enforce a lien for unpaid charges for water and sewer service.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:17 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Ranked Choice Voting or Open Primaries For the purpose of calling on the General Assembly to pass and the Governor to sign HB26, which authorizes Baltimore City to adopt either a ranked choice or open primary election voting system, to ensure inclusive and democratic elections for City officials.
Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:17 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Removing Financial Incentives for Trash Incineration For the purpose of supporting changes to State law governing Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (“RPS”) that remove incentives for the incineration of trash under the RPS; supporting an increase in the amount of renewable electricity required under the RPS to 50% by 2030; supporting investing in clean-energy workforce development while targeting economically distressed parts of the State and individuals who have historically experienced barriers to employment; and supporting the availability of more funding f
Posted: January 16, 2019, 5:17 pm
Title: David Bowers Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 9
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Vernadine Kimball Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 8
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Damien Haussling Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 12
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Iletha Joynes Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 5
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Shannon E. Snow Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 14
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Alan R. Ingraham Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Tisha Guthrie, MSW, LGSW Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 11
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Charles M. Hill Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 4
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: David C. Ryer Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 7
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Tiara N. Watkins Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 13
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Ernst Valery Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 5
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm
Title: Dr. Joel F. Fitzgerald, PH.D. Commissioner - Baltimore Police Department
Posted: January 15, 2019, 4:49 pm