Legislation

City of Baltimore - Legislation

Title: Prevailing Wage - Revisions and Petitions For the purpose of simplifying the manner by which the City revises its prevailing wage for construction contracts and providing for a rate review procedure after the initial rate establishment.
Posted: September 26, 2022, 4:04 pm
Title: Abundant Housing Act For the purpose of amending certain provisions of the Baltimore City Zoning Code to promote increased development of low-density multi-family dwellings in certain residential districts; establishing standards for the conversion of single-family dwellings into low-density multi-family dwellings; establishing opportunities to increase density if a low-density multi-family dwelling is a certain distance from certain City amenities; amending certain permitted and conditional uses; amending certain bulk and yard standards; eliminating certain required off-street parking requir
Posted: September 26, 2022, 1:54 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Johns Hopkins University Police Department and Baltimore City Police Department Memorandum of Understanding For the purpose of inviting the President of the Johns Hopkins University, the Vice President for Public Safety for the Johns Hopkins University, the Baltimore City Police Commissioner, and relevant members of their staff to brief the City Council on the proposed memorandum of understanding between the Johns Hopkins University Police Department and the Baltimore City Police Department, including a discussion of the enabling state legislation.
Posted: September 26, 2022, 1:14 pm
Title: Request for City Action - Calling on Dr. Sonja Santelises and the Baltimore City Public School System to Implement Restorative Practices For the purpose of calling upon the CEO of the Baltimore City Public School System, Dr. Sonja Santelises, the Chief of Schools, John Davis, and the Board of School Commissioners to create an expedited plan to implement foundational restorative practices training in all City schools before the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 9:14 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Status of the Baltimore City Municipal Identification Card Program For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Finance, the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and the Office of Equity and Civil Rights to discuss the status of the Baltimore City Municipal Identification Card Program, including obstacles, solutions, and a timeline for implementation.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 9:14 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - 2022 Primary Election Irregularities For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Baltimore City Board of Elections and the Director of the State Board of Elections to come before the Council to detail the cause of voting irregularities during the 2022 primary election, potential impacts these irregularities had on election results, and solutions to ensure that such errors do not happen again.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 9:04 pm
Title: Investigational Hearing - Solar Farming For the purpose of inviting representatives from WeSolar, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Planning’s Office of Sustainability, the Department of General Services, the Comptroller, the City Administrator, the State Public Service Commission, and the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company to brief the City Council on commercial and residential solar farming and to assess how solar farming can benefit the citizens of Baltimore City.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 8:24 pm
Title: Investigational Hearing - Sewage Backup - Expedited Reimbursement and Direct Assistance Program Feasibility Study For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Department of Finance, Baltimore City 311 Services, and the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management to appear before the City Council to discuss findings from the Department of Public Works study required by Ordinance 21-044.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 7:24 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Public Safety and Surveillance Technology For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Law, the Baltimore Police Department, the Department of Finance, and other interested parties to discuss the acquisition and use of facial recognition surveillance technology by Baltimore City government, how data from such equipment is used and stored, and any liability the City may face if the technology or its data is misused.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 7:24 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 1630 North Patterson Park Avenue 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 that is located at 1630 North Patterson Park Avenue (Block 1471; Lot 019A) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 7:15 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Degree Requirements for City Positions For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor, the City Administrator, the Director of the Baltimore City Department of Human Resources, the Baltimore City Labor Commissioner, and the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development to brief the City Council regarding the practice of requiring certain degrees for certain City positions and to discuss if eliminating such a degree requirement would be detrimental or beneficial to the recruitment and retention of quality City employees.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 4:34 pm
Title: Arson Offender Registration For the purpose of requiring an individual who has been convicted of a specified crime to regularly register certain information with the Police Commissioner for Baltimore City; specifying location, timing, content, and form of the registration; defining certain terms; and generally relating to arson offender registration.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 4:34 pm
Title: Water Bills - Right to Review For the purpose of requiring the Department of Public Works to provide a customer with a copy of a certain water bill upon request and submission of specified documentation.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 4:34 pm
Title: Commercial Vehicle Monitoring System For the purpose of modifying the maximum number of operational cameras authorized to enforce Baltimore City’s commercial vehicle monitoring system.
Posted: September 23, 2022, 4:34 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, the Baltimore City Fire Department, the Baltimore Police Department, the Department of Finance, the Baltimore City Law Department, and other interested parties to appear before the City Council to discuss the implementation of the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, its anticipated impact on individuals that use this resource, and the implementation plan for Baltimore City.
Posted: September 21, 2022, 7:54 pm
Title: Investigational Hearing - Prostitution - Diversion and Treatment For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, the Baltimore City Police Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success to discuss current and proposed strategies to deter and treat prostitution in Baltimore City, including a review of diversion programs and services in use in other jurisdictions that may assist Baltimore City communities struggling with prostitution.
Posted: September 21, 2022, 7:54 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore Public Sanitation - Homeless Encampments For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Baltimore City Police Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services to brief the City Council on potential strategies for mitigating waste left by homeless encampments, including a discussion regarding the procurement of a contracted service to clear hazardous waste from such encampments.
Posted: September 21, 2022, 7:44 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - 2022 Labor Day Weekend E. Coli Positive Tests and Baltimore City Government’s Response For the purpose of inviting the City Administrator, the Director of the Department of Public Works, the Director of the Office of Emergency Management, the Baltimore City Health Commissioner, the Mayor’s Senior Director of Communications, and representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement to appear before the City Council to discuss the E. coli discovered in the City’s water system on or before Labor Day weekend 2022 and to detail a complete time line o
Posted: September 21, 2022, 1:04 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - East Baltimore Development Incorporated Audit For the purpose of requesting that representatives from East Baltimore Development Incorporated (EBDI) brief the Council regarding the status of the ongoing revitalization of an 88-acre portion of East Baltimore and the upcoming forensic audit of EBDI, including considerations for auditor selection, community involvement, and clarification of financial outlay.
Posted: September 21, 2022, 11:54 am
Title: Sarah Ann Street Historic District For the purpose of designating the area located within certain boundaries as the Sarah Ann Street Historic District.
Posted: September 20, 2022, 2:44 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Poppleton - Amendment ___ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Poppleton to reauthorize the acquisition of properties within the Project Area, to extend the life of the Plan, and to remove certain properties from the list in Appendices A and C; 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: September 20, 2022, 2:44 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Oliver - Amendment ___ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Oliver to reauthorize the acquisition of properties within the Project Area, to extend the life of the Plan, and to remove certain properties from the list in Appendices B and C; 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: September 20, 2022, 2:44 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Middle East - Amendment ___ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Middle East to extend the life of the Plan, and to remove certain properties from the list in Appendices A, C, and D; 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: September 20, 2022, 2:44 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Johnston Square - Amendment ___ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Johnston Square to reauthorize the acquisition of properties within the Project Area, to extend the life of the Plan, and to remove certain properties from the list in Appendices A and B; 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: September 20, 2022, 2:44 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Coordination between Police Commissioner, School Police Chief, and Sheriff For the purpose of inviting the Baltimore Police Commissioner, Chief of Baltimore City Schools Police, Baltimore Sheriff, State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, and Deputy Mayor for Public Safety, to explain to the City Council how the agencies and their officials coordinate planning and activities to enhance public safety for the citizens of Baltimore.
Posted: September 20, 2022, 2:44 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Hiring Initiatives - Spanish Speakers For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Department of Human Resources, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Transportation, the Department of General Services, the Office of Equity and Civil Rights, and the Baltimore City Public School System to discuss the hiring of Spanish speakers for employment in City government.
Posted: September 20, 2022, 2:44 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Coldstream Homestead Montebello - Amendment ___ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Coldstream Homestead Montebello to reauthorize the acquisition of properties within the Project Area; 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: September 20, 2022, 2:44 pm
Title: Police Department of Baltimore City - Police Districts - Redistricting For the purpose of establishing new boundaries of the Baltimore Police Department Police Districts; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 19, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: York Corridor Business Improvement District - Establishment For the purpose of creating a community benefits district, to be known as the York Corridor Business Improvement District; specifying the boundaries of the District; creating an Authority and providing for its rights, duties, and powers; providing for the selection and composition of the Authority’s Board of Directors; providing for an Administrator for the Authority; mandating the financial responsibilities of the Authority and the City in conjunction with the operation of the District; providing for the assessment, collection, and
Posted: September 19, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Sporting Tournament Scholarship Fund For the purpose of establishing a continuing, nonlapsing Sporting Tournament Scholarship Fund, to be used exclusively to fund and administer a scholarship program for certain youth and young adults; providing for certain modes of appropriation to the Fund; authorizing the Mayor and City Council, by Ordinance, to provide for the oversight, governance, and administration of the Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: September 19, 2022, 7:54 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Forest Preservation Fund For the purpose of establishing a continuing, nonlapsing Forest Preservation Fund, to be used exclusively to fund and administer activities related to forest management, including natural area preservation and restoration, wildlife management, maintenance of paths in forests and natural areas, and tree maintenance; providing for certain modes of appropriation to the Fund; authorizing the Mayor and City Council, by Ordinance, to provide for the oversight, governance, and administration of the Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified vote
Posted: September 16, 2022, 4:24 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Occupancy Permits - Inspections and Code Enforcement For the purpose of requesting that representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore City Fire Department, and other interested parties appear before the Council to discuss the process of conducting building inspections and code enforcement prior to the issuance of an occupancy permit for a property in Baltimore City, problems that may occur during the process in connection with an unabated vacant building notice, and ways the process can be improved.
Posted: September 15, 2022, 3:54 pm
Title: Legislative Oversight Hearing - Monkeypox Vaccination and Outreach Plan For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department, Baltimore's health care community, and other interested parties before the Baltimore City Council to discuss Baltimore's Monkeypox vaccination and outreach plan.
Posted: September 14, 2022, 5:44 pm
Title: Quarterly Legislative Oversight Hearing - Department of Transportation For the purpose of calling for quarterly oversight hearings for the Department of Transportation regarding agency operations, staffing, safety of fleet, facilities, and equipment, and other responsibilities to improve transparency and accountability in serving the residents of Baltimore City.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 7:24 pm
Title: Vacant Structures - Required Safeguarding For the purpose of amending the Baltimore City Building Code to require that certain vacant structures in Baltimore City be kept secured with doors and windows.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 7:04 pm
Title: Landmark List - Reed Calloway House For the purpose of designating the Reed Calloway House, 1316 North Carey Street, as an historical landmark: exterior.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 7:04 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 2722 Auchentoroly Terrace 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 2722 Auchentoroly Terrace (Block 3229, Lot 30), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk regulations (lot area size) and required off-street parking requirements..
Posted: September 13, 2022, 7:04 pm
Title: Ethics - Conforming Changes For the purpose of updating the City Ethics Article to conform to state law.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 7:04 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 3750 Greenspring Avenue 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 that is located at 3750 Greenspring Avenue (Block 3327E; Lot 001) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 7:04 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 2333 East Chase Street 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 that is located at 2333 East Chase Street (Block 1572; Lot 036) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Routine Maintenance of City-Owned Lots and Buildings For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Department of Planning, the Department of Transportation, the Office of the Comptroller, the Department of Real Estate, the Department of Recreation and Parks, the Department of Public Works, the Department of General Services, and other interested parties to discuss the current condition of City-owned lots and buildings, how maintenance of such properties can be improved, and the impact poorly-maintained City-ow
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Code Enforcement - Non-Residential Property For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development Code Enforcement Division and the Department of Planning Division of Community Planning and Revitalization to provide: (i) data detailing code violations at non-residential properties, including unoccupied, vacant, and abandoned structures, (ii) a review of licensing and registration requirements for unoccupied, vacant, and abandoned non-residential properties, (iii) data demonstrating whether unoccupied, vacant, and abandoned
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 1101 Winston Avenue 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 that is located at 1101 Winston Avenue (Block 5188; Lot 004) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Animal Abuse For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Health Department, the Office of Animal Control, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, the Department of Public Works, and the Department of Housing and Community Development to brief the City Council on the City’s current resources, protections, and capabilities to address and mitigate animal abuse, as well as the role and responsibilities of the Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Investigational Hearing - Emergency Rental Assistance Program For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office, the District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, and other interested parties to brief the City Council on the use of Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funds in Baltimore City, including a conversation on declination of ERAP funds by management companies and private landlords in Baltimore City.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - 311 Requests for Tenants Facing Chronic Mold For the purpose of inviting the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of Baltimore City, the Health Commissioner, the head of Baltimore City’s 311 Services, and other interested parties to appear before the City Council to discuss the number of 311 requests received from tenants facing chronic mold problems in their homes, the number of complaints from tenants of public housing and the number from tenants of private landlords, the demographics of
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 301 North Pulaski Street 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 that is located at 301 North Pulaski Street (Block 0146; Lot 001) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 5545 Kennison Avenue 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 that is located at 5545 Kennison Avenue (Block 8190; Lot 015) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 800 Poplar Grove Street 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 that is located at 800 Poplar Grove Street (Block 2471; Lot 001) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 1200 North Freemont Avenue 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 that is located at 1200 North Freemont Avenue (Block 0046; Lot 001) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: September 13, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: City Property - Renaming Barclay Elementary/Middle School to Gertrude S. Williams Barclay School For the purpose of changing the name of Barclay Elementary/Middle School (School 54), located at 2900 Barclay Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, to Gertrude S. Williams Barclay School.
Posted: September 7, 2022, 8:04 pm
Title: Public Safety Apprenticeship Program Advisory Commission For the purpose of defining certain terms; establishing the Baltimore City Public Safety Apprenticeship Program Advisory Commission; providing for the purpose, composition, and duties of the Commission; establishing terms, procedures, and duties of the Commission; and generally relating to the Baltimore City Public Safety Apprenticeship Program Advisory Commission.
Posted: September 7, 2022, 12:14 pm
Title: Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023 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 2023 year.
Posted: September 2, 2022, 7:38 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Addressing Youth Violence in Baltimore City For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Police Commissioner; the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City; the Chief Academic Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System; the Deputy Commissioner of Youth Wellness & Community Health from the Baltimore City Health Department; the Chief of Police for the Baltimore City School Police; the Director of the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement; the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success; the Director of the Mayor’s
Posted: August 31, 2022, 3:54 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - School Safety For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Public School System, the Baltimore Police Department, the Baltimore City School Police, the Baltimore Fire Department, including the Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Division, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement, the Office of the State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services, the Mayor’s Office of African American Male Engagement, the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, and the Community Action Partnership to brief the C
Posted: August 31, 2022, 3:54 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Residential Rental Licensing For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development and other interested parties to appear before the City Council to discuss the current rental licensing process for residential properties, problems that arise during the process, and improvements that could be made to the current process.
Posted: August 29, 2022, 8:24 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - Three 10 Foot Alleys For the purpose of condemning and closing: (1) a ten foot alley, extending from the northwest side of Virginia Avenue Northwesterly 397 feet more or less, to the southeast side of Woodland Avenue; (2) a ten foot alley extending from the northeast side of Homer Avenue Northeasterly 150 feet more or less, to the southwest side of a ten foot alley; and (3) a ten foot alley extending from the southeast side of Virginia Avenue Southwesterly 290.7 feet more or less, to the northwest side of a fifteen foot alley , as shown on a plat numbered 315-A-28A a
Posted: August 26, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City as an Abortion Rights Protection Jurisdiction For the purpose of requesting that the City Solicitor and representatives from the Baltimore City Health Department appear before the City Council to evaluate if Baltimore City is prepared for an influx of patients seeking to terminate a pregnancy, to identify current barriers to accessing abortion healthcare services, to identify disparities in the ability to access abortion healthcare, specifically for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community and for marginalized racial and ethnic groups
Posted: August 26, 2022, 4:14 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Streamlining the Procurement Process For the purpose of requesting representatives from the Bureau of Procurement, the Office of the Baltimore City Administrator, the Department of Finance, Baltimore City Information and Technology, and the Office of the Comptroller to come before the Baltimore City Council to provide a comprehensive briefing on the procurement process and any current efforts to improve the process, and to suggest potential innovations and improvements that could be made to Baltimore City’s procurement system.
Posted: August 23, 2022, 6:44 pm
Title: Office of Aging - Independent Agency For the purpose of establishing an Office of Aging as an independent agency; defining certain terms; providing for the appointment of the Director of the Office; establishing duties of the Office; providing for the staff and budget of the Office; requiring the adoption of certain rules and regulations; requiring the Office to submit an annual report to the Mayor and City Council; establishing the Commission on Aging to advise and collaborate with the Office; providing for the appointment, structure, and governance of the Commission; requiring the Commissio
Posted: August 19, 2022, 11:44 pm
Title: Landmark List: Exteriors - Canton Railroad Transfer Bridge For the purpose of designating the Canton Railroad Transfer Bridge, an improvement only parcel located at Ward 01, Section 10, Block 1902-F, Lot 001, as an historical landmark: exterior.
Posted: August 17, 2022, 2:54 pm
Title: Landmark List: Exteriors - 3818 Roland Avenue For the purpose of designating 3818 Roland Avenue (Block 3563A, Lot 039), as an historical landmark: exterior.
Posted: August 17, 2022, 2:54 pm
Title: Rezoning - 801 South Haven Street, Block 6458/Lot 004A, and Block 6467/Lot 021A, and a Portion of Block 6458/Lot 004 For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 801 South Haven Street, Block 6458/Lot 004A, and Block 6467/Lot 021A, and a portion of Block 6458/Lot 004, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-2 and IMU-2 Zoning Districts to the R-8 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: August 17, 2022, 2:54 pm
Title: Landmark List: Exteriors - Harlem Theater For the purpose of designating the Harlem Theater, 616 North Gilmor Street (Block 0110, Lot 008), as an historical landmark: exterior.
Posted: August 17, 2022, 2:54 pm
Title: Landmark List: Exteriors - Baltimore City Engine Company 14 Firehouse For the purpose of designating the Baltimore City Engine Company 14 Firehouse, 1908 Hollins Street (Block 0207, Lot 005), as an historical landmark: exterior.
Posted: August 16, 2022, 5:54 pm
Title: Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Yield Excise Tax - Transactions Assessed For the purpose of amending which transactions are assessed the Yield Tax; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: August 16, 2022, 5:54 pm
Title: Ethics Board Financial Disclosures - Public Inspection - Identifying Information For the purpose of repealing the requirement that an individual provide certain identifying information when inspecting a financial disclosure for a public servant.
Posted: August 16, 2022, 5:54 pm
Title: Obstructing Street - Racing or Stunt Driving For the purpose of prohibiting the obstruction of public streets under certain circumstances; establishing certain penalties; defining certain terms; and generally relating to obstructing a City street.
Posted: August 15, 2022, 11:24 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 2001 Park Avenue 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 that is located at 2001 Park Avenue (Block 3448; Lot 030) and is no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Bond Issue - Affordable Housing Loan - $14,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution I and Senate Resolution I of 2022 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell, at any time or from time to time and in one or more series its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding FOURTEEN Million ($14,000,000.00) from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, includi
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Baltimore City Police Department - Local Control - Establishment For the purpose of creating a Baltimore City Police Department as an agency and instrumentality of the City of Baltimore; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 711 North Arlington Avenue (Block 0104, Portion of Lot 062) 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 711 North Arlington Avenue (Block 0104, Portion of Lot 062) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Accounts Payable For the purpose of establishing the Department of Accounts Payable; making the Comptroller responsible for the Department; specifying that the Director shall be appointed by the Comptroller; establishing the powers and duties of the Department; conforming the duties of the Department of Finance; conforming certain related provisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Inspector General - Advisory Board For the purpose of altering the method by which individuals are selected to be members of the advisory board that appoints the Inspector General; requiring a member of the City Council to consider certain factors when nominating a candidate for the advisory board; setting term limits and staggering certain terms; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Bond Issue - Public Infrastructure Loan - $72,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution IV and Senate Resolution IV of 2022 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding SEVENTY-TWO Million Dollars ($72,000,000.00) from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, adver
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Bond Issue - Community and Economic Development Loan - $36,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution III and Senate Resolution III of 2022 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding THIRTY-SIX Million Dollars ($36,000,000.00) from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, p
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Bond Issue - School Loan - $38,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution II and Senate Resolution II of 2022 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell, at any time or from time to time and in one or more series its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding THIRTY-EIGHT Million Dollars ($38,000,000.00) from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, inclu
Posted: August 15, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Baltimore City’s Effort to Retain Professional Staff For the purpose of inviting the City Administrator, the Director of the Department of Human Resources, and the Director of the Department of Finance to come before the City Council to discuss the Managerial and Professional Society Pay-for-Performance system and what efforts the City is making to ensure that the appropriate funds are allocated in the annual budget to support this program so the City can retain its professional staff.
Posted: August 12, 2022, 4:34 pm
Title: Annual Property Tax - Fiscal Year 2023 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, 2023; and setting the semiannual payment service charge for that period.
Posted: July 25, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Operating Budget for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023 For the purpose of approving the budget estimated to be needed for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for operating programs during Fiscal 2023; providing for certification of the approved budget to the State Superintendent of Schools; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: July 25, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Director of Public Works - Failure to Provide Required Weekly Collection Services For the purpose of creating a penalty to apply to the Director of Public Works if the Director does not provide for the collection and removal of mixed refuse and recyclable materials on a weekly basis.
Posted: July 25, 2022, 2:04 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of Single Family Dwelling Unit to 3 Dwelling Units - in the R8 Zoning District - 611 North Carey Street For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit into 3 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 611 North Carey Street (Block 0113, Lot 044), as outline in red on the accompanying plat.
Posted: July 21, 2022, 8:14 pm
Title: The Councilmember Mary Pat Clarke Opportunity to Purchase Act For the purpose of repealing City Code, Article 13, Subtitle 6 {“Tenant’s Right of First Refusal”} as obsolete and replacing it with a subtitle establishing a tenant’s opportunity to purchase certain rental facilities; defining certain terms; establishing certain exemptions from the subtitle; providing for certain rules of interpretation; authorizing the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development to adopt rules and regulations to carry out the subtitle; requiring that a landlord provide a notice of offer of
Posted: July 21, 2022, 8:14 pm
Title: Reduction to the Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023 - Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office For the purpose of requesting that the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office take certain necessary actions to improve the eviction process in Baltimore City; memorializing the mutual agreement between the Mayor and the City Council to provide $500,000 in supplemental appropriations to the Department of Housing and Community Development to implement Ordinance 20-465, Right to Counsel in Eviction Cases; and generally relating to a reduction to the Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Y
Posted: July 19, 2022, 5:24 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Mayor’s Recommendations - 30-Day Review of Strategies to Eliminate Vacant and Abandoned Properties For the purpose of inviting the City Administrator, the Deputy Mayor for Community and Economic Development, the City Solicitor, the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Director of Finance, and the Director of the Department of Public Works to appear before the Baltimore City Council to present the findings and recommendations of the Mayor’s 30 Day review for eliminating privately and publicly owned vacant and abandoned properties.
Posted: July 18, 2022, 6:54 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - Druid Lake and Ashburton Water Tanks For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Recreation and Parks (“BCRP”) and the Department of Public Works to provide information on the Druid Lake and Ashburton water tanks projects, including a general overview highlighting the importance of the projects, an updated time line for the completion of the projects, a summary of the environmental implications of the projects and any corrective actions taken on environmental issues reported to the Maryland Department of the Environment, an assessment of the scop
Posted: July 13, 2022, 3:24 pm
Title: Park and Recreation Professionals Day For the purpose of proclaiming July as Park and Recreation Month and July 15 as Park and Recreation Professionals Day and encouraging all citizens to recognize the importance of park and recreation services and celebrate the dedicated service of Baltimore’s park and recreation professionals.
Posted: July 12, 2022, 2:04 pm
Title: Resolution of Council Support - Neighborhood Revitalization Project - 1743 Park Avenue For the purpose of formally recognizing the City Council’s support for the ongoing neighborhood revitalization project at 1743 Park Avenue (block 0355, lot 034) undertaken by the Bolton Hill Community Association and Midtown Community Benefits District.
Posted: July 12, 2022, 2:04 pm
Title: Reduction to the Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2023 - Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts For the purpose of requesting that the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts take certain necessary actions to ensure strict compliance with its September 2020 contract with the City of Baltimore; and generally relating to a reduction to the Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023 from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts Service 824.
Posted: June 28, 2022, 3:54 pm
Title: Recognizing the Service of Avery Aisenstark For the purpose of recognizing Avery Aisenstark for his 29 cumulative years of distinguished service to the City of Baltimore.
Posted: June 28, 2022, 3:54 pm
Title: Amy M. McClain Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 11
Posted: June 27, 2022, 10:24 pm
Title: Approval for the Exchange of a Class B-D-7 License to a Class A-7 License for Use at 1238 Greenmount Avenune, 21202 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 1238 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 22, 2022, 6:24 pm
Title: Youth Football - Presence of Emergency Medical Services For the purpose of requiring a youth sports program to have emergency medical services personnel present at all youth football games in which youth athletes participate.
Posted: June 21, 2022, 5:34 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Funding for Eliminating Food Insecurity in Baltimore City For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore City Health Department, and the Department of Planning to brief the City Council regarding funding for the elimination of food insecurity in Baltimore City.
Posted: June 14, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Department of Real Estate For the purpose of establishing the Director of the Department of Real Estate as the head of Department of Real Estate; specifying that the Director shall be appointed by the Comptroller; making certain revisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: June 14, 2022, 9:44 pm
Title: Request for City Action - Fund to Support Reproductive Health Care For the purpose of inviting the Mayor to work with the City Council to create a public fund that supports community-based organizations in Baltimore that are engaged in reproductive health services.
Posted: May 17, 2022, 7:54 pm
Title: Kevin Cleary Member - Environmental Control Board - District 14
Posted: May 17, 2022, 11:34 am
Title: Londyn Smith De Richelieu Director - LGBTQ Affairs - District 12
Posted: May 17, 2022, 11:34 am
Title: Garrett Power Member - Historical and Architectural Preservation Committee - District 14
Posted: May 17, 2022, 11:34 am
Title: Investigational Hearing - Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant For the purpose of inviting the City Solicitor and representatives from the Department of Public Works, the Baltimore City Health Department, the Environmental Control Board, the Maryland Department of the Environment, the Maryland Department of Health, including the Environmental Health Bureau, the Maryland Environmental Service, and other relevant stakeholders to brief the City Council regarding recent events at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant as well as ongoing mitigation efforts.
Posted: May 12, 2022, 8:34 pm