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City of Baltimore - Legislation

Title: Informational Hearing - Studying Options to rid Baltimore City of Vacant Properties For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Law Department, the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Department of Health to discuss the feasibility of certain specific recommendations to more efficiently and rapidly improve the ability of Baltimore City to remedy vacant dwellings.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 9:52 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Canton Industrial Area - Amendment ___ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for the Canton Industrial Area to revise the boundary of the Plan to remove a certain property; replacing certain exhibits to reflect the change; 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: June 17, 2021, 8:48 pm
Title: Rezoning - Block 6458, Lot 004 and Block PSC0, Lot 085 For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as Block 6458, Lot 004 and Block PSC0, Lot 085, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-2 Zoning District to the R-8 Zoning District.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:48 pm
Title: Rezoning - 605 South Caton Avenue For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 605 South Caton Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the C-2 Zoning District to the I-2 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:15 pm
Title: Study and Report - Sewage Backup Expedited Reimbursement and Direct Assistance Program For the purpose of requiring that the Baltimore City Department of Public Works submit a report to the Mayor and City Council studying the feasibility of implementing an expedited reimbursement and direct assistance program for any sewage backup, not limited to wet-weather, capacity-related causes; requiring certain agency assistance; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:04 pm
Title: Approval for the Exchange of a Class B-D-7 License to a Class A-7 License - 1041 Greenmount Avenue For the purpose of providing the required approval under Md. Code Ann., Alc. Bev. § 12-902.1(d)(1) to allow the license holder holding a valid Class B-D-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License issued for use at 1041 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 to apply to the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City to exchange their Class B-D-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License for a Class A-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:04 pm
Title: Approval for the Exchange of a Class B-D-7 License to a Class A-7 License - 1232 North Caroline Street For the purpose of providing the required approval under Md. Code Ann., Alc. Bev. § 12-902.1(d)(1) to allow the license holder holding a valid Class B-D-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License issued for use at 1232 North Caroline Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21213 to apply to the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City to exchange their Class B-D-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License for a Class A-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:04 pm
Title: Rezoning - 4207-4209 Menlo Drive For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 4207-4209 Menlo Drive, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-1 Zoning District to the OIC Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:04 pm
Title: Approval for the Exchange of a Class B-D-7 License to a Class A-7 License - 1801 East North Avenue For the purpose of providing the required approval under Md. Code Ann., Alc. Bev. § 12-902.1(d)(1) to allow the license holder holding a valid Class B-D-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License issued for use at 1801 East North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21213 to apply to the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City to exchange their Class B-D-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License for a Class A-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:04 pm
Title: Repeal - Reisterstown Plaza Transit Station Urban Renewal Area and Plan For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 09-219, which established the Reisterstown Plaza Transit Station Urban Renewal Area and Plan; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:04 pm
Title: Study and Report - Fire Department Promotional Practices For the purpose of requiring that the Baltimore City Fire Department submit a report to the Mayor and City Council evaluating certain promotional practices of the Department; specifying the contents of the report; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 8:04 pm
Title: Quarterly Crime Stats and Violence Prevention Plan For the purpose of the committee holding a hearing quarterly to review crime statistics for the Police Department, and to monitor the progress of the Biennial Violence Prevention Plan.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:44 pm
Title: Investigational Hearing - Existing Alternatives to Policing Strategies For the purpose of inviting representatives from ROCA, Safe Streets, the Baltimore Police Department’s Group Violence Prevention Strategy, and 911 Diversion Program, and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement to inform the City Council about the existing alternatives to policing strategies the City has in its arsenal.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:44 pm
Title: Sale of Property - Block 6997, Lot 002 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 property located at NES Broening Highway 844-1 ft. SE of Colgate Creek (Block 6997, Lot 002) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:44 pm
Title: Citywide Resources Impact - Fells Point Response Strategy For the purpose of the administration, Deputy Mayor of Public Safety and associated agencies, to layout the plan and associated actions in regards to the response of Fell's Point business owners and its impact on the overall crime plan for the rest of the city, especially communities who have historically seen high rates of crime.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:44 pm
Title: Retirement Systems - Precluded Investment and Divestment - Fossil Fuel Companies For the purpose of prohibiting the new investment of certain retirement funds in fossil fuel companies; requiring the divestment of certain retirement funds in fossil fuel companies within a certain timeframe; requiring certain reviews; specifying a certain procedure for the divestiture of investments; authorizing certain exemptions; defining certain terms; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:44 pm
Title: Minority and Women’s Business Program - Interim Extension For the purpose of postponing, for an interim period, the automatic termination of the Minority and Women’s Business Program; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to City procurement requirements.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:44 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Domestic Violence in Baltimore City For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, the Baltimore Police Department, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the Health Department, the Sheriff’s Office, as well as community advocates fighting against domestic violence to share their expertise with the Baltimore City Council and the general public and to discuss programs available to victims of domestic violence.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:44 pm
Title: Required Market Research For the purpose of requiring contracting agencies to conduct market research investigations before determining that no qualified certified business enterprises are available to enter into leases or concession contracts; requiring the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office to attempt to identify qualified certified business enterprises if contracting agencies state that no qualified certified business enterprises are available to enter into leases or concession contracts; requiring the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office to notify the contracting
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:44 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - Use of Facial Recognition Technology in Baltimore For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore Police Department, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the Department of Transportation, the Law Department, the Office of the Comptroller, the Department of Finance, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Public Defender for Baltimore City, the Baltimore Development Corporation, and concerned parties from Baltimore’s legal, academic, security, and non-profit sectors to discuss the use of facial recognition tech
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:16 pm
Title: Rezoning - 4900 Boston Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 4900 Boston Street (Block 6820, Lot 55), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-2 Zoning District to the IMU-2 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:16 pm
Title: High-Performance Newly Constructed Dwellings - Clarifications For the purpose of revising the definition of “newly constructed”; clarifying and extending the tax credit qualification deadlines for certain high-performance newly constructed dwellings; clarifying the termination of the tax credit program; conforming and clarifying related provisions; defining a certain term; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 7:04 pm
Title: Legislative Oversight - Briefing - Emergency Security Deposit Relief For the purpose of reviewing the program which would allow for distribution of federal Community Services Block Grant funds to be used for emergency security deposits.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 2:36 pm
Title: Construction Projects - Project Labor Agreements For the purpose of requiring project labor agreements for certain construction projects in Baltimore City; providing for the content of those agreements; permitting the Director of Finance to waive the project labor agreement requirement under certain circumstances; allowing for rules and regulations; and defining certain term.
Posted: June 17, 2021, 2:16 pm
Title: Violence Against Women - An Overlooked Public Health Crisis For the purpose of inviting the Police Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, the Health Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the Sheriff of the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office, and certain community-based organizations to appear before the Baltimore City Council to discuss the rise in violence against women and what strat
Posted: June 16, 2021, 8:03 pm
Title: Rezoning - 1103-1109 North Washington Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1103-1109 North Washington Street (Block 1551, Lot 001), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the IMU-1 Zoning District.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 5:22 pm
Title: Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2022 For the purpose of providing the appropriations estimated to be needed by each agency of the City of Baltimore for operating programs and capital projects during the Fiscal 2022 year.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 2:26 pm
Title: Baltimore City Fire Department - EMT/Paramedic Pre-Employment Screening and Hiring Process For the purpose of requesting the Fire Chief or their designee to present information on the overall recruitment, pre-employment screening, and hiring processes for Emergency Medical Technician and Paramedic positions from the prior fiscal year as mandated in Article 9, section 1-9, Reporting Requirements of the Baltimore City Code.
Posted: June 16, 2021, 1:26 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single Family Dwelling Unit to 5 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 1100 West Lafayette Avenue For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 5 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 1100 W. Lafayette Avenue (Block 0079, Lot 001), as shown on the accompanying plat with the lot number circled.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 8:45 pm
Title: Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises - Self-Performance Credit For the purpose of modifying the applicable self-performance credit for minority and women’s business enterprise prime contractors.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 6:54 pm
Title: Local Hiring - Employment Plan For the purpose of requiring certain contractors to create and submit to the Director of the Department of Finance initial employment plans to bid on government-assisted construction projects or contracts that receive government assistance totaling $5 million or more; requiring the Director of the Department of Finance to score the bids using the Director’s evaluation of the employment plan as 10% of a bidder’s score; requiring the winning bidder to submit a revised employment plan to the Director of the Department of Finance with certain criteria; and conformin
Posted: June 15, 2021, 6:54 pm
Title: Approval for the Exchange of a Class B-D-7 License For Use at 3501 Boston Street (also known as 3831 Boston Street) to a Class A-7 License For Use at 3901 Boston Street (also known as 3975 Boston Street) For the purpose of providing the required approval under Md. Code Ann., Alc. Bev. § 12-902.1(d)(1) to allow the license holder holding a valid Class B-D-7 Beer, Wine, and Liquor License issued for use at 3501 Boston Street (also known as 3831 Boston Street), Baltimore, Maryland 21224 to apply to the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City to exchange their Class B-D-7 Beer,
Posted: June 15, 2021, 6:54 pm
Title: Baltimore City Fire Code - Telephone Access to 9-1-1 Emergency System For the purpose of requiring that certain multiple-line telephone systems allow for the direct dial of 9-1-1; defining certain terms; authorizing certain inspections; providing for certain fines; and generally relating to access to the City’s 9-1-1 emergency system.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 6:54 pm
Title: Building Code - Permit Exemption for Shed, Etc. Construction For the purpose of adopting a provision of the International Building Code exempting certain one story detached accessory structures used as tool and storage sheds, playhouses and similar uses from construction permitting requirements; and conforming related provisions.
Posted: June 15, 2021, 2:02 pm
Title: Curing Mistakes in Bids For the purpose of permitting the City Purchasing Agent to waive minor irregularities in bids; permitting a bidder to cure mistakes in a bid under certain conditions; permitting a bidder to withdraw a bid under certain conditions; defining certain terms; requiring the City Purchasing Agent to prepare a determination showing the relief that was granted or denied regarding a bid’s correction or withdrawal; and clarifying the duties of the City Purchasing Agent notwithstanding this subtitle.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 9:44 pm
Title: Transparency in Procurement For the purpose of adding certain disclosure requirements related to fulfillment of detailed specifications for contracts, prior contracting experience, and the demographic characteristics of employees, other sources of labor, and board members of contractors and subcontractors for City contracts over $100,000; defining certain terms; establishing certain administrative penalties; and generally relating to better transparency in Baltimore City procurement.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 9:29 pm
Title: Operating Budget for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners For the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2022 For the purpose of approving the budget estimated to be needed for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for operating programs during Fiscal 2022 providing for certification of the approved budget to the State Superintendent of Schools; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 9:29 pm
Title: Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D. Director - Department of Public Works
Posted: June 14, 2021, 9:29 pm
Title: Local 911 Telephone Fee - Revision For the purpose of revising the local 911 telephone fee; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 9:29 pm
Title: Annual Property Tax - Fiscal Year 2022 For the purpose of providing a tax for the use of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for the period July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022; and setting the semiannual payment service charge for that period.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 9:29 pm
Title: Repeal of Ordinance 90-425 - Port Covington Planned Unit Development For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 90-425, as amended by Ordinance 00-57, Ordinance 02-431, Ordinance 04-884, and Ordinance 16-572, which designated certain properties as an Industrial Planned Unit Development known as Port Covington; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 4:26 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 1049 Brantley 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 1049 Brantley Avenue (Block 0115, Lot 069), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting a variance from certain bulk regulations (lot area size).
Posted: June 14, 2021, 4:26 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single Family Dwelling Unit to 5 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 1110 West Lafayette Avenue For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 5 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 1110 W. Lafayette Avenue (Block 0079, Lot 004A), as shown on the accompanying plat with the lot number circled.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 4:16 pm
Title: Rezoning - 1201 Dundalk Avenue For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1201 Dundalk Avenue (Block 6738, Lot 036), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-3 Zoning District to the C-2 Zoning District.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 4:16 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Retail Goods Establishment (With Alcoholic Beverages Sales) - A Portion of 3901 Boston Street (Also Known As 3975 Boston Street) For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a retail goods establishment (with alcoholic beverages sales) on the property known as 3901 Boston Street (also known as 3975 Boston Street), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 4:16 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore City Broadband Expansion For the purpose of inviting the Baltimore City Department of Finance, the Comptroller, Baltimore City Information Technology, the Law Department, the Department of Transportation, and other relevant parties to discuss and present multiple options for broadband and high-speed data access within the City of Baltimore; discussing the City’s powers or limitations regarding broadband expansion with regard to State law as well as City contracts and franchises already in place and the possibility of creating a municipal broadband utility to
Posted: June 14, 2021, 4:16 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Banquet Hall - 5600 York Road (also known as 5602A York Road) For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a banquet hall on both floors of the property known as 5600 York Road (also known as 5602A York Road) (Block 5014C, Lot 001), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.
Posted: June 14, 2021, 4:04 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Retail Goods Establishment (With Alcoholic Beverages Sales) - 2600 North Howard Street For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a retail goods establishment (with alcoholic beverages sales) on the property known as 2600 North Howard Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 11, 2021, 6:46 pm
Title: Labor Trafficking - Notice Requirements For the purpose of requiring certain contractors with the City of Baltimore to place a notice regarding the human-trafficking prevention hotline in certain locations; providing that certain contractors may obtain the required human-trafficking notices from the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Blue Campaign website; providing for certain penalties; and generally relating to labor trafficking notice requirements for city contractors.
Posted: June 10, 2021, 5:45 pm
Title: Public Safety Apprenticeship Program - Establishment (The Hometown Heroes Act) For the purpose of providing for the establishment and implementation of a Public Safety Apprenticeship Program for Baltimore City; providing for the development and oversight of the Program by the Baltimore City Fire Department in partnership with certain other public safety agencies in Baltimore City; establishing the purposes of the Program; and requiring that the Baltimore City Fire Department report annually certain information to the Mayor and City Council and requiring the report to be made available on the
Posted: June 10, 2021, 1:44 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Avoiding an Eviction Crisis For the purpose of calling for a multi-faceted and comprehensive hearing on the looming eviction crisis and what we can do to avoid it by: inviting the Executive Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the Acting Commissioner of the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, and the Executive Director of the Community Action Partnership, to report on the outcomes of the Eviction Prevention Program and what more can be done; inviting representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and t
Posted: June 9, 2021, 9:16 pm
Title: Emergency Security Deposit Relief Act For the purpose of establishing the Emergency Security Deposit Voucher Program; placing a cap on the amount of money the Emergency Security Deposit Voucher Program can give each family for a security deposit; providing for certain funding for the Emergency Security Deposit Voucher Program; setting forth the eligibility requirements for the Emergency Security Deposit Voucher Program; requiring that the Department of Housing and Community Development adopt rules and regulations to administer the Emergency Security Deposit Voucher Program; establishing proce
Posted: June 9, 2021, 9:16 pm
Title: Required Real Estate Disclosures - Formerly Vacant Structures For the purpose of requiring certain disclosures in order to sell a property that was formerly issued a vacant building notice; and providing for certain penalties.
Posted: June 9, 2021, 9:02 pm
Title: Request for Federal Action - End the Embargo Against Cuba For the purpose of urging Congress and the President to immediately end all aspects of the United States’ economic, commercial and financial embargo against Cuba, including restrictions on travel to Cuba by United States citizens; urging the United States government to remove the Republic of Cuba from the United States’ list of state sponsors of terrorism; and urging the return of the Guantanamo Bay property to the Republic of Cuba.
Posted: June 9, 2021, 8:25 pm
Title: Upkeep and Maintenance of Vacant Lots and Public Green Spaces For the purpose of requesting the Director of the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Director of the Department of Planning, the Director of the Department of Transportation, the Director of the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Head of the Bureau of Solid Waste, the Sustainability Coordinator, a representative from the Office of the Comptroller, and the Chief of the Bureau of Budget and Management Research to report on the annual cumulative total of calls for service for the upkeep and maintenance of vacant
Posted: June 9, 2021, 8:25 pm
Title: Revising Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities For the purpose of updating Article 1, Subtitle 8 {Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities} of the City Code to define certain terms; requiring a whistleblower to report their complaint to their agency’s personnel officer or to the Office of the Inspector General if the whistleblower has a reasonable and articulable belief that the personnel officer cannot competently investigate the covered disclosure; requiring the Office of the Inspector General to give written notice of investigation or a notice of declination to the whistleblower with
Posted: June 9, 2021, 8:25 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Homegrown Heroes Fund For the purpose of authorizing the establishment of a continuing, nonlapsing Homegrown Heroes Fund, to be used exclusively to administer a Public Safety Apprenticeship Program for youth and young adults who are Baltimore City residents and between the ages of 11 through 21 years old; requiring that the annual Ordinance of Estimates include a specified appropriation for the Homegrown Heroes Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: June 9, 2021, 8:25 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - Etting Street and four 10 Foot Alleys bounded by Druid Hill Avenue, Gold Street, Division Street and Baker Street For the purpose of condemning and closing of Etting Street and four ten-foot alleys bounded by Druid Hill Avenue, Gold Street, Division Street and Baker Street as shown on a plat numbered 337-A-28A and filed in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 9, 2021, 8:25 pm
Title: Study and Report - Succession Planning For the purpose of requiring that the Department of Human Resources, in consultation with certain other agencies, submit a report to the Mayor and City Council examining the short and long term sustainability of the City’s internal workforce, to ensure that we are able to provide and maintain appropriate service delivery standards for our constituents; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 8, 2021, 9:14 pm
Title: Rezoning - Block 4053, Lot 013, Ward 09, Section 020 For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property at Block 4053, Lot 013, Ward 09, and Section 020, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the O-S Zoning District to the R-7 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 8, 2021, 9:14 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - COVID-19 and Mental Health For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, and members from the Baltimore City healthcare community to appear before the Baltimore City Council to discuss the financial, physical, and social impacts that COVID-19 has had on the mental health of Baltimore City residents and what resources are available to help people cope and recover from this trauma.
Posted: June 8, 2021, 7:59 pm
Title: Floodplain Management Code - Revision For the purpose of modifying the City laws governing floodplain management to meet or exceed requirements for eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program and other requirements of Federal and State law; incorporating certain flood-resistant design and construction standards adopted by the American Society of Civil Engineers; defining and redefining certain terms; repealing redundant, obsolete, or otherwise superfluous provisions; correcting and conforming certain obsolete nomenclature; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating
Posted: June 8, 2021, 7:59 pm
Title: Prohibited Disposals - Fines and Reporting (The Neighbors Against Predatory Dumping Act) For the purpose of modifying the applicable environmental control citation and civil citation fines for violating Title 7, Subtitle 6 of the Baltimore City Health Code; and requiring that the Health Commissioner submit an annual report detailing certain information regarding the City’s prohibited disposal laws.
Posted: June 7, 2021, 10:12 pm
Title: Real Estate Records - Modernization For the purpose of modernizing the methods by which the Comptroller shall make certain information regarding the City’s real estate records available to the public; making certain stylistic changes; and conforming and correcting related provisions.
Posted: June 7, 2021, 10:12 pm
Title: Franchise - Gas Regulator Station Utility in Hanlon Park For the purpose of granting a franchise to Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to construct, use, and maintain a 40’ x 100’gas regulator station utility, subject to certain terms, conditions, and reservations; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 7, 2021, 9:45 pm
Title: Rezoning - 100 East 23rd Street, 2300 Saint Paul Street, 2305 Saint Paul Street, 2313 Saint Paul Street, and 2317 Saint Paul Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 100 East 23rd Street, 2300 Saint Paul Street, 2305 Saint Paul Street, 2313 Saint Paul Street, and 2317 Saint Paul Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the OR-2 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: June 7, 2021, 9:45 pm
Title: Franchise - Gas Regulator Station Utility at Lower Gwynns Falls Park For the purpose of granting a franchise to Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to construct, use, and maintain a gas regulator station utility, subject to certain terms, conditions, and reservations; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 7, 2021, 9:45 pm
Title: Street Encroachment - 1707 Eastern Avenue For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the construction and maintenance of a portion of a building projecting into the public right-of-way on the south side of Eastern Avenue, on the property known as 1707 Eastern Avenue.
Posted: June 4, 2021, 6:22 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Plan for our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness and Residing in Hotels during the Pandemic For the purpose of inviting the Acting Director of the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the City Administrator, the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the advocacy groups Housing Our Neighbors and Homeless Persons Representation Project to brief and advise the City Council as to: the overall outcomes for neighbors experiencing homelessness who were able
Posted: June 2, 2021, 7:23 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - Women in Public Safety: Leveling the Playing Field For the purpose of requesting that the Chief of the Baltimore City Fire Department, the Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, and the Director of the Department of Human Resources come before the Baltimore City Council to provide information about their agencies’ strategy to recruit, retain, mentor, and promote more women.
Posted: May 27, 2021, 3:36 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Planning, the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the Commissioner of the Baltimore City Health Department, the Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, the Acting Director of the Department of Public Works, the Director of the Department of Transportation, the Chief of the Baltimore City Fire Department, the State's Attorney for Baltimore City, the Sherif
Posted: May 26, 2021, 7:42 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Illegal Dumping For the purpose of inviting the Acting Director of the Department of Public Works and the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, as well as representatives from the Law Department, the Health Department, and the Baltimore Police Department to explain how their agencies assist in solving the problem of illegal dumping in the City.
Posted: May 26, 2021, 6:43 pm
Title: Retirement Boards - Composition For the purpose of conforming the composition of the Board of Trustees for the Retirement Savings Plan and Fire and Police Employees’ Retirement Board of Trustees to allow a certain designee of the Comptroller to act in the Comptroller’s place; conforming and correcting related provisions; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 19, 2021, 7:46 pm
Title: Study and Report - Integrated Services Model For the purpose of requiring that the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, in consultation with partner agencies and organization, submit a report to the Mayor and City Council regarding the adjustment of the service delivery system so that when families enter 1 part of the system, they can access all parts of the system, including older adults services and the Homeowner’s Tax Credit; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 19, 2021, 7:06 pm
Title: City Property - Naming the Property, Located at Ward 6, Section 9, Block 1318, Lot 2 (also known as 199 North Caroline Street), to be the Dante Barksdale Square For the purpose of naming the City property located at Ward 6, Section 9, Block 1318, Lot 2 (also known as 199 North Caroline Street), to be Dante Barksdale Square.
Posted: May 19, 2021, 7:06 pm
Title: Baltimore Children's Cabinet 2021 Action Plan For the purpose of the Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success will come before the committee to present the Children's Cabinet 2021 Action Plan.
Posted: May 18, 2021, 9:14 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - “Passing Through” Baltimore City Public School Students For the purpose of urging the Baltimore City Public School System’s CEO to explain to the City Council why students are being promoted or “passed through” to higher grade levels when the students are academically unprepared to move beyond their current grade level.
Posted: May 18, 2021, 8:47 pm
Title: Baltimore City Children and Youth Fund For the purpose of holding a committee hearing to give updates on the status of and/or activities associated with the fund.
Posted: May 14, 2021, 3:15 pm
Title: Burglar Alarms Registration and Regulation - False Alarms For the purpose of revising the fees assessed to alarm system users for repeated false alarms; altering the number of false alarms within year that will result in the placement of the premises into a no-response status; requiring that alarm system monitors make certain additional attempts to verify the need for a police response; making certain stylistic changes; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 13, 2021, 3:43 pm
Title: Baltimore City Residency Requirements - Prohibition Against Purposeful Evasion For the purpose of prohibiting a re-organization or shift in staff reporting requirements in order to purposefully evade the Baltimore City residency requirements; and establishing that a violation of that prohibition is an ethics violation enforceable under the City Ethics Code.
Posted: May 13, 2021, 1:45 pm
Title: City Property - Renaming Eastwood Field to Mayes Meadow For the purpose of changing the name of Eastwood Field, located on the northeast side of Herring Run within Herring Run Park, adjacent to 3602 Eastwood Drive, to Mayes Meadow.
Posted: May 7, 2021, 8:13 pm
Title: Real Property Tax - Installment Plans For the purpose of authorizing that the real property taxes to be owed on certain properties may be paid through a monthly installment plan; establishing the maximum term for an installment payment plan in accordance with State law; requiring the Director of Finance to adopt regulations to implement this subtitle; defining certain terms; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to installment payments of real property taxes in Baltimore City.
Posted: May 6, 2021, 2:16 pm
Title: Office of Emergency Management - Independent Agency For the purpose of repealing Article 1, Subtitle 18 {“Disaster Control and Civil Defense”} as obsolete; establishing an Office of Emergency Management as an independent agency; defining certain terms; providing for the appointment of an Executive Director of the Office; setting forth certain duties of the Executive Director; providing for a staff and budget for the Office; requiring the Office to include specific Emergency Support Functions in the Emergency Operations Plan; requiring the Office to coordinate with certain City agencies in wri
Posted: May 5, 2021, 1:12 pm
Title: Keeping the Promise - Urging President Biden to Provide a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrant Essential Workers For the purpose of urging President Joseph R. Biden and the United States Congress to enact legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrant essential workers, children who qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and residents who are under the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) program and their spouses and children, as part of the federal economic recovery program.
Posted: May 4, 2021, 7:47 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Building a Homegrown Public Safety Cadet Program For the purpose of inviting the Police Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department, the Fire Chief of the Baltimore City Fire Department, the Director of the Office of Emergency Management, the Sheriff of the Baltimore City Sheriff's Office, the Police Chief of the Baltimore City School Police, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, the Director of the Department of Human Resources, and the head of the Baltimore City Public School System’s Career and Technology Education program to appear befor
Posted: May 3, 2021, 9:44 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Studying the Feasibility of a Small Hauler Incentive Program For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Finance, Department of Public Works, and the Department of Health to discuss the feasibility of enacting a small hauler incentive program to better offset illegal dumping and litter in our communities.
Posted: May 3, 2021, 9:44 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - COVID-19 and Small Business Re-Openings For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore Development Corporation to brief the City Council on their efforts to support small businesses and economic development in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Posted: May 3, 2021, 9:44 pm
Title: Committee on Insurance and Risk Management - Revisions For the purpose of establishing that certain municipal officers shall be an ex-officio members of the City’s Committee on Insurance and Risk Management; clarifying the number and appointment of certain other Committee members; requiring that the Department of Finance provide administrative and technical support to the Committee; requiring that the Committee meet at least biannually to carry out its functions; and conforming and clarifying related provisions.
Posted: April 29, 2021, 3:57 pm
Title: Board of Estimates - Basic Organization and Procurement Thresholds For the purpose of repealing City Code, Article 5, Subtitle 1 {“City Comptroller”}; designating the Comptroller or the Comptroller’s designee to be the clerk of the Board of Estimates; requiring the Clerk of the Board of Estimates coordinate reports required to be filed with the Board of Estimates; requiring the Comptroller to retain the reports for an appropriate period of time; and establishing certain contract and procurement thresholds pursuant to City Charter Article VI, Section 11(b).
Posted: April 29, 2021, 3:57 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - “1% for Art” Program For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Public Arts Commission, the Baltimore Development Corporation, the Parking Authority, the Planning Department, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Department of Transportation, the Mayor’s Office, the Department of Finance, and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts to discuss the continued administration of the “1% for Art” program.
Posted: April 23, 2021, 5:44 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore City Tax Sale For the purpose of inviting the Baltimore City Department of Finance, the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development, the Comptroller, Baltimore City Information Technology, the Law Department, the Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and other relevant parties to provide information and complete details and timeline, and amounts of liens owed, disaggregated where appropriate by demographics, ages, owner-occupied versus non-owner-occupied, and number of residents who have owned their property for more than 25 years in tax sale
Posted: April 21, 2021, 4:22 pm
Title: Downtown Management Authority - Composition - Member Selected by the Baltimore City Council For the purpose of selecting and approving Councilmember Eric T. Costello to represent the Baltimore City Council on the Downtown Management Authority’s Board of Directors pursuant to City Code Article 14, Section 1-7(e)(3).
Posted: April 21, 2021, 3:14 pm
Title: Understanding the SAO New Minor Crimes Prosecution Policy For the purpose of inviting the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City to provide the Council with a comprehensive briefing about the recently enacted policy related to the prosecution of low-level offenses; and to explain how this policy will be operationalized.
Posted: April 15, 2021, 1:47 pm
Title: Banning Contracts with Georgia Due to Voter Suppression For the purpose of urging the Mayor and Board of Estimates to refuse to permit municipal officials to travel to the State of Georgia on City business and to refuse to contract with the State of Georgia or businesses based in Georgia until Georgia’s newly-enacted voter suppression law is repealed.
Posted: April 6, 2021, 9:03 pm
Title: Assisting Baltimore City Artists For the purpose of calling on the Administration, if the City receives additional COVID-19 relief funds from the United States Congress, to invest at least $1 million of those funds to establish an emergency fund to assist Baltimore City artists.
Posted: March 31, 2021, 1:32 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Dante Barksdale Career Technology Apprenticeship Fund For the purpose of establishing a continuing, non-lapsing Dante Barksdale Career Technology Education Fund, to be used exclusively to supplement pre-apprenticeship programs and other workforce development programs; requiring a minimum monthly appropriation to this Fund; authorizing the Mayor and City Council, by ordinance, to provide for the oversight, governance, and administration of this Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: March 24, 2021, 4:14 pm
Title: Christopher J. Shorter Chief - Administrative Officer for the City of Baltimore - District 7
Posted: March 22, 2021, 10:54 pm
Title: Salary - Director of Public Works For the purpose of establishing the salary of the Director of Public Works; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: March 22, 2021, 10:45 pm
Title: COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day For the purpose of declaring the first Monday in March COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day.
Posted: February 24, 2021, 5:12 pm
Title: The Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines in Baltimore City For the purpose of the Rules and Legislative Oversight Committee to hold a Legislative Oversight Hearing on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Baltimore City.
Posted: February 10, 2021, 2:13 pm