Legislation

City of Baltimore - Legislation

Title: Comprehensive Bag Reduction For the purpose of repealing the Plastic Bag Reduction Program; prohibiting certain dealers from supplying customers with plastic bags for use as checkout bags; authorizing certain exemptions; defining certain terms; imposing certain civil and criminal penalties; imposing a surcharge on checkout bags supplied by dealers to certain customers; and providing for special effective dates.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 9:47 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-7 Zoning District - Variances - 645 McKewin 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-7 Zoning District on the property known as 645 McKewin Avenue (Block 4058, Lot 032), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk regulations (lot area size) and off-street parking requirements.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 8:38 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Parking Lot - 301 East Lombard Street (Aka 300 East Pratt Street) For the purpose of reauthorizing and continuing the permission for, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of an open off-street parking area on the property known as 301 East Lombard Street (aka 300 East Pratt Street) (Block 1381, Lot 002), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Fire Department - $7,000,000 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $7,000,000 to the Fire Department - Service 602 (Fire Suppression and Emergency Rescue), to provide funding for additional operating expenses; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Repeal of Ordinance 03-613 - University of Maryland BioPark Planned Unit Development For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 03-613, as amended by Ordinance 11-477, which designated certain properties as a Business Planned Unit Development known as University of Maryland BioPark; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Rezoning - 755, 757, 759, 761, and 763 West Fayette Street, 760 West Baltimore Street, Block 0626, Lot 053 (k/a NWC Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Baltimore Street), and a Portion of the Former Bed of West Fairmount Avenue For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 755, 757, 759, 761, and 763 West Fayette Street (Block 0626, Lots 043, 042, 041, 040, and 039, respectively), 760 West Baltimore Street (Block 0626, Lot 026A), Block 0626, Lot 053 (k/a NWC Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and West Baltimore Street), and a portion of the former bed of West Fairmoun
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Poppleton - Amendment __ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Poppleton to modify the boundaries of the Renewal Plan to remove certain properties, to revise certain exhibits to the Plan to reflect the change in the boundaries and to delete a certain exhibit, and to conform, clarify, or correct certain references in the Plan; 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 da
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Police Department - $5,000,000 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $5,000,000 to the Police Department - Service 622 (Police Patrol), to provide funding for additional operating expenses; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Department of Transportation - $10,000,000 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $10,000,000 to the Department of Transportation - Service 683 (Street Management), to provide funding for additional operating expenses; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Children and Youth Fund - Interim Governance and Administration - 1-Year Extension For the purpose of extending, for 1 year, the interim administrative structure for the Children and Youth Fund; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the Children and Youth Fund established by City Charter Article I, § 13.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Department of Public Works - $1,500,000 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $1,500,000 to the Department of Public Works - Service 663 (Waste Removal and Recycling), to provide funding for additional operating expenses; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Commercial Parking Facilities - Revisions For the purpose of making certain revisions to the City’s ordinances regarding parking facilities; clarifying the application of the subtitle as it relates to commercial parking facilities; requiring that commercial parking facilities provide customers with proof-of-payment; prohibiting certain commercial parking facilities from removing motor vehicles without the owner’s consent; increasing certain fines; conforming and clarifying related provisions; and generally related to the regulation of commercial parking facilities.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - Police Department - $2,214,357 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $2,214,357 to the Police Department - Service 621 (Administration and Information Technology), to provide funding to support information technology upgrades, a critical step in modernizing the Department and meeting requirements of the Consent Decree with the U.S. Department of Justice; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Annual Property Tax - Fiscal Year 2020 For the purpose of providing a tax for the use of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for the period July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020; providing for estimated billings pursuant to State law; and setting the semiannual payment service charge for that period.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Underground Conduit System for Cables, Wires, and Similar Facilities For the purpose of clarifying the location and administration of an underground conduit system for cables, wires, and similar facilities; requiring the Department of Transportation to administer and maintain the system and to prepare the plans and specifications for its construction, maintenance, and repair; limiting use of the conduit system to persons who have obtained certain permits and other legal authorizations and have paid certain annual charges; requiring the removal of unauthorized installations; providing for the
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Operating Budget for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2020 For the purpose of approving the budget estimated to be needed for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for operating programs during Fiscal 2020; providing for certification of the approved budget to the State Superintendent of Schools; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2020 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 2020 year.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Gender-Inclusive Single-User Restrooms For the purpose of requiring that certain single-user restrooms in Baltimore City be made available to all individuals regardless of gender; requiring that certain single-user restrooms use gender-inclusive signage to identify the restroom; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 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, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 2029 East Lombard 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 2029 East Lombard Street (Block 1747, Lot 053), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting a variance from certain off-street parking regulations.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-7 Zoning District - Variances - 343 Robert 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-7 Zoning District on the property known as 343 Robert Street (Block 0331, Lot 020), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk and off-street parking regulations.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Zoning Map Amendment - 123 South Chester Street For the purpose of amending the Zoning District Map for the R-8 zoned property known as 123 South Chester Street (Block 1748, Lot 041), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, to apply a Rowhouse Mixed-Use Overlay District (R-MU) designation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 17, 2019, 4:57 pm
Title: Financial Disclosures - Fixing Filers, Filing, and Filings For the purpose of requiring that appointees sign notices evidencing their understanding of certain requirements under the City Ethics Code; requiring that agencies identify certain positions required to file financial disclosure statements prior to filling a newly-created or vacant position; requiring that agencies include within certain job postings and advertisements whether the position is required to file a financial disclosure statement; including certain public servants within the general requirement to file financial disclosur
Posted: June 17, 2019, 1:48 pm
Title: Whistleblower Rights and Responsibilities For the purpose of prohibiting retaliation against whistleblowers for making covered disclosures; defining certain terms; establishing the Whistleblower Board; providing for the appointment, term, and service of Whistleblower Board members; authorizing the Whistleblower Board to adopt implementing rules, regulations, and procedures; establishing complaint procedures for whistleblowers; authorizing the Office of the Inspector General to investigate whistleblower complaints; detailing remedies and disciplinary action the Whistleblower Board can take wh
Posted: June 17, 2019, 1:48 pm
Title: Repeal of Ordinance 96-032 - New Lexington Terrace Planned Unit Development For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 96-032, as amended by Ordinance 98-235, which designated certain properties as a Residential Planned Unit Development known as New Lexington Terrace Planned Unit Development; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: June 14, 2019, 8:18 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Community Reinvestment Act For the purpose of inviting the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development and representatives of the community banking programs at PNC, Capital One, BB&T, M&T, Citibank, and Wells Fargo to describe how the requirements of the Community Reinvestment Act are being met in Baltimore City.
Posted: June 14, 2019, 7:58 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: June 14, 2019, 6:28 pm
Title: Rezoning - 1617 Broening Highway For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1617 Broening Highway (Block 6810, Lot 001), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the C-4 Zoning District to the C-3 Zoning District.
Posted: June 14, 2019, 1:18 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 2132 West Baltimore 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 2132 West Baltimore Street (Block 0190, Lot 015), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting a variance from certain bulk (lot area size) regulations.
Posted: June 13, 2019, 8:38 pm
Title: Legislative Oversight - Alley Cleaning, Grass Cutting, and Boarding For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Public Works to update the City Council on the Department's efforts to clean alleys, cut grass, and board up vacant properties.
Posted: June 13, 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: June 13, 2019, 8:08 pm
Title: Rezoning - 3515 East Lombard Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 3515 East Lombard Street (Block 6288, Lot 034), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: June 13, 2019, 6:48 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-7 Zoning District - Variance - 1214 Bolton 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-7 Zoning District on the property known as 1214 Bolton Street (Block 0420, Lot 010), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting a variance from certain off-street parking regulations.
Posted: June 13, 2019, 5:17 pm
Title: Rezoning - 129 and 131 South Schroeder Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 129 and 131 South Schroeder Street (Block 0252, Lots 052 and 051), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the C-2 Zoning District.
Posted: June 13, 2019, 5:17 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Canton Industrial Area - Amendment _ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Canton Industrial Area to revise the boundary area of the Plan to remove a certain property and to revise 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 13, 2019, 3:57 pm
Title: Rezoning - 1641 North Bond Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1641 North Bond Street (Block 1118, Lot 021), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: June 13, 2019, 3:57 pm
Title: Zoning - Fells Point Height Overlay District For the purpose of establishing a new Fells Point Height Overlay District; specifying height limits allowed in certain areas of the district; providing that the regulations of the underlying zoning districts apply; and generally specifying the regulation of properties within the Overlay District.
Posted: June 12, 2019, 9:08 pm
Title: City Property - Naming the Baseball Diamond, located in the Southeast Portion of Swann Park, 300 West McComas Street, the Al Kaline Field For the purpose of naming the baseball diamond, located in the southeast portion of Swann Park, 300 West McComas Street, the Al Kaline Field.
Posted: June 12, 2019, 6:38 pm
Title: Fire and Police Employees’ Retirement System - Interest, Service Credits, Death Benefits, Direct Deposit, and Technical Corrections For the purpose of repealing certain obsolete and obsolescent provisions; changing the definition of regular interest for valuation purposes; clarifying the crediting of military service under certain circumstances; modifying the calculation of the cost of purchasing and transferring prior system service, non-credited City service, former Maryland Police Corps service, and service earned for employment covered under a former non-City pension; expanding the defin
Posted: June 12, 2019, 6:28 pm
Title: High-Performance Market-Rate Rental Housing (Citywide) -- Eligibility for Tax Credit For the purpose of modifying the number of rental units required to qualify a multi-family dwelling for a high-performance market-rate rental housing tax credit.
Posted: June 12, 2019, 4:48 pm
Title: Rezoning - 141-145 West Hamburg Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 141-145 West Hamburg Street (Block 0932, Lot 063), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-7 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: June 11, 2019, 8:08 pm
Title: City Property - Renaming the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center to the Glenn Doughty Shake and Bake Family Fun Center For the purpose of changing the name of the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center, located at 1601 Pennsylvania Avenue, to the Glenn Doughty Shake and Bake Family Fun Center.
Posted: June 10, 2019, 6:48 pm
Title: Rezoning - 3302 Edgewood Street (aka 3500 West Forest Park Avenue) For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 3302 Edgewood Street (aka 3500 West Forest Park Avenue) (Block 2911, Lot 023), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-1 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: May 31, 2019, 9:18 pm
Title: Rezoning - 1401 Woodall Street and 1446 Stevenson Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1401 Woodall Street (Block 2016, Lot 074), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the C-2 Zoning District to the TOD-3 Zoning District, and for the property known as 1446 Stevenson Street (Block 2016, Lots 032 and 033), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-1 Zoning District to the TOD-3 Zoning District.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 8:58 pm
Title: In Support of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and ACLU of Maryland Lawsuit Against the Maryland State Board of Education For the purpose of supporting the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and the ACLU of Maryland re-opening of the lawsuit regarding inadequate state funding for Baltimore City schools.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 8:58 pm
Title: May is Older Americans Month For the purpose of declaring May is Older Americans Month.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 8:58 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 1326 West Pratt 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 1326 West Pratt Street (Block 0248, Lot 030), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk (lot area) and off-street parking regulations.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 5:37 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Banquet Hall - 4339 York Road (A Portion of the Property Known as 4335-4339 York Road) For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a banquet hall on the property formerly known as 4339 York Road, which is now a portion of the property known as 4335-4339 York Road (Block 5211, Lot 012), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and making this ordinance subject to a certain contingency.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 5:37 pm
Title: Rezoning - 2908 Belmont Avenue For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 2908 Belmont Avenue (Block 2332D, Lot 038), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-6 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 5:18 pm
Title: Rezoning - 1141 Poplar Grove Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1141 Poplar Grove Street (Block 2388, Lot 033H), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-6 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 5:18 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - A Variable Width Alley, Located Between 2 10-Foot Alleys Bounded by Boone Street, East 22nd Street, Greenmount Avenue, and East 23rd Street For the purpose of condemning and closing a variable width alley, located between 2 10-foot alleys bounded by Boone Street, East 22nd Street, Greenmount Avenue, and East 23rd Street, as shown on Plat 284-A-15A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 5:08 pm
Title: Sale of Property - Former Bed of a Variable Width Alley Located Between 2 10-Foot Alleys Bounded by Boone Street, East 22nd Street, Greenmount Avenue, and East 23rd 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 a certain parcel of land known as the former bed of a variable width alley located between 2 10-foot alleys bounded by Boone Street, East 22nd Street, Greenmount Avenue, and East 23rd Street and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 5:08 pm
Title: City Streets - Opening - A Variable Width Alley, Located Between 2 10-Foot Alleys Bounded by Boone Street, East 22nd Street, Greenmount Avenue, and East 23rd Street For the purpose of condemning and opening a variable width alley, located between 2 10-foot alleys bounded by Boone Street, East 22nd Street, Greenmount Avenue, and East 23rd Street, as shown on Plat 284-A-15 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 30, 2019, 5:08 pm
Title: Rezoning - 1432 North Chester Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1432 North Chester Street (Block 1498, Lot 011), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.
Posted: May 29, 2019, 2:48 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: May 23, 2019, 3:28 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: May 16, 2019, 7:28 pm
Title: Open-Space Zoning Districts - Tree Canopy Preservation For the purpose of requiring the approval of the Forestry Division of the Department of Recreation and Parks prior to any tree removal on certain properties within a Baltimore City Open-Space Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 15, 2019, 2:18 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - Municipal Composting For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Public Works, the Head of the Bureau of Solid Waste, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, the Coordinator of the Office of Sustainability, and the City Arborist to update the City Council on the City’s progress toward creating a municipal composting program, to provide a fiscal impact statement on creating the program, and to estimate a time line for Citywide implementation of municipal composting.
Posted: May 10, 2019, 3:07 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: May 10, 2019, 2:48 pm
Title: Breakdown of Disposition of Gun Violence Cases in Baltimore For the purpose of having the Baltimore Police Commissioner, Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice and the State's Attorney of Baltimore present to the Baltimore City Council on a deep breakdown of the disposition of gun violence cases in Baltimore. While knowing the basic disposition of gun violence in Baltimore is important providing further details of the disposition of these cases would provide information that would aid all parties in further reducing gun violence in Baltimore.
Posted: May 7, 2019, 2:08 pm
Title: Ethics Board - Administration and Staff For the purpose of appointing the Inspector General to serve as the Executive Director of the Board of Ethics; requiring that the Office of the Inspector General provide staff to the Board of Ethics; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 6, 2019, 3:28 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Underground Conduit System - Sale, Transfer, or Franchise Prohibited For the purpose of prohibiting the sale, transfer, or franchising of the City's underground conduit system for cables, wires, and similar facilities; excepting this underground conduit system, its operations and uses, from the Charter provisions otherwise authorizing the grant of franchises or rights relating to the operation or use of public property or places; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: May 3, 2019, 4:38 pm
Title: Investigatory Hearing - Agency Permitting Processes For the purpose of inviting the heads of the Department of Finance, Department of Public Works, Department of Transportation, Health Department, the Department of Housing and Community Development, Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, and representatives of the Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore City Fire Department to provide information about their agencies’ permitting and licensing processes.
Posted: May 3, 2019, 2:38 pm
Title: Legislative Oversight - Youth Jobs For the purpose of investigating efforts to support the BMORE Invested Campaign to expand Youth Works from two 5-week summer sessions into a year-long program that is closely aligned with Career and Technical Education.
Posted: May 2, 2019, 11:18 pm
Title: Franchise - Baltimore Region Rapid Transit System Sections A and C For the purpose of granting a franchise to the Maryland Transit Administration (“MTA”), formerly known as the Mass Transit Administration, of the Department of Transportation of the State of Maryland to use and maintain the existing Baltimore Region Rapid Transit System Sections A and C, located within the boundaries of the City of Baltimore, as shown on the documents entitled “Baltimore Region Rapid Transit System Phase 1, Section A Route Map”, dated September, 1976 and filed in the Department of Public Works on October 1, 19
Posted: May 2, 2019, 7:57 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: May 2, 2019, 7:57 pm
Title: Franchise - Central Light Rail For the purpose of granting a franchise to the Maryland Transit Administration (“MTA”), formerly known as the Mass Transit Administration, of the Department of Transportation of the State of Maryland ,to use and maintain the existing Central Light Rail System, located within the boundaries of the City of Baltimore, in accordance with a plat prepared by the Mass Transit Administration of the Department of Transportation of the State of Maryland, dated May 9, 1990, and filed in the office of the Department of Transportation of Baltimore City, subject to certain te
Posted: May 2, 2019, 7:57 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - City Administrator For the purpose of establishing the position of City Administrator as the Chief Administrative Officer of Baltimore City; establishing how the City Administrator is appointed and removed; establishing the powers and duties of the City Administrator; establishing that the City Administrator shall appoint a Deputy City Administrator and certain other staff; providing that the City Administrator may appoint and remove certain municipal officials; clarifying and conforming related provisions; generally relating to the position of the City Administrator; and
Posted: May 1, 2019, 2:58 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Removal of Elected Officials For the purpose of providing for the removal from office by the City Council of certain City elected officials under certain circumstances; expanding the potential individuals or entities entitled to prefer charges for consideration of removal from office; conforming and clarifying related provisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: May 1, 2019, 2:58 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - Bauernschmidt Alley and 2 10-Foot Alleys Bounded by North Gay Street, East Oliver Street, North Washington Street, and Federal Street For the purpose of condemning and closing Bauernschmidt Alley and 2 10-foot alleys bounded by North Gay Street, East Oliver Street, North Washington Street, and Federal Street, as shown on Plat 309-A-29A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 1, 2019, 2:58 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Ordinance of Estimates For the purpose of authorizing the City Council to amend the Ordinance of Estimates to increase items of appropriation or add items for new purposes, subject to certain limitations; deleting the requirement that supplementary appropriations be recommended by the Board of Estimates; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related provisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: May 1, 2019, 2:58 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Vetoes For the purpose of modifying the vote by which the Council may override a mayoral veto; repealing the mayoral authority to veto “items of appropriation”; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: May 1, 2019, 2:58 pm
Title: Rezoning - 2423 and 2425 Greenmount Avenue For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 2423 and 2425 Greenmount Avenue (Block 4063, Lots 007 and 006), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the C-1 Zoning District to the C-4 Zoning District.
Posted: May 1, 2019, 2:38 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Mold in Housing 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, and the Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health or his designee to appear before the City Council to discuss the potential dangers of mold in housing.
Posted: April 29, 2019, 6:48 pm
Title: Genocide Awareness Month - April 2019 For the purpose of recognizing April as Genocide Awareness Month.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 7:17 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: April 26, 2019, 7:07 pm
Title: City Retiree on the Health Insurance Committee For the purpose of placing a representative of the Baltimore City Retiree’s Association on the Health Insurance Committee.
Posted: April 26, 2019, 7:07 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 a ethics violation enforceable under the City Ethics Code.
Posted: April 23, 2019, 7:59 pm
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: April 22, 2019, 5:38 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Alternatives to Arrest For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore Police Department, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office, and other City officials responsible for enforcement, prosecution, and judicial review of criminal justice to appear before the City Council to discuss ways that we can rebuild trust between our citizens and the agents of the criminal justice system by exploring alternative enforcement strategies outside of traditional arrest.
Posted: April 17, 2019, 4:38 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - Entities Receiving City Funds: Are They Holding Up Their End of the Bargain? For the purpose of inviting representatives of certain organizations located within Baltimore that both receive public funds from the City of Baltimore and lease any portion of their venue to the public for catered events, the Director of the Department of Finance, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development, the President and CEO of the Baltimore Development Corporation, and other City officials responsible for the development and contracting of diversi
Posted: April 17, 2019, 4:38 pm
Title: Dr. Letitia Dzirasa Commissioner - Baltimore City Department of Health - District 11
Posted: April 16, 2019, 2:38 pm
Title: Defining Gender-Based Discrimination in City Schools For the purpose of urging the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners to pass Policy JBB, an updated district policy that expands protections for students beyond sexual harassment, clearly defines gender-based harassment, and enacts important protections and defines the rights of transgender and gender non-conforming students in City Schools.
Posted: April 15, 2019, 6:38 pm
Title: Condemning the New Zealand Terrorist Attack and White Nationalist Hate For the purpose of condemning the terrorist attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand and standing in solidarity with Muslims in New Zealand, in Baltimore, and around the world to condemn white nationalist hate and fear.
Posted: April 15, 2019, 6:38 pm
Title: April as National Kidney Donation Awareness Month For the purpose of recognizing April as National Kidney Donation Awareness Month.
Posted: April 15, 2019, 6:38 pm
Title: Creation of Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District For the purpose of designating the Pennsylvania Avenue Corridor and surrounding communities within defined boundaries as the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts and Entertainment District.
Posted: April 15, 2019, 6:38 pm
Title: Legislative Oversight - Youth Voices, Youth Violence For the purpose of discussing a comprehensive approach for addressing youth violence in the City and how City agencies can utilize their resources to better prevent and respond to incidents of youth violence.
Posted: April 11, 2019, 2:08 pm
Title: Quinton M. Herbert, Esq. Director - Department of Human Resources - District 3
Posted: March 26, 2019, 1:58 pm
Title: David C. Ryer Director - Baltimore City Department of Planning - District 3
Posted: March 26, 2019, 1:58 pm
Title: Request for State Action - In Rem Foreclosure and Sale for Vacant and Abandoned Properties For the purpose of calling upon the General Assembly to pass and the Governor to sign legislation that would allow Baltimore City and other local jurisdictions to pursue in rem foreclosures against certain abandoned and vacant properties.
Posted: March 14, 2019, 8:39 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Support the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s World Class Status For the purpose of urging the Maryland General Assembly to restore the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s pre-recession funding levels in order to allow the management and Board of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to devise a more viable path to ensure the Orchestra’s financial and artistic success, ensuring that it remains a vital cultural and artistic asset for generations to come.
Posted: March 14, 2019, 8:39 pm
Title: Michael S. Harrison Commissioner - Baltimore Police Department
Posted: March 12, 2019, 2:58 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: March 7, 2019, 8:08 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: March 7, 2019, 6:18 pm
Title: Licensing of Rental Dwellings For the purpose of requiring the Housing Commissioner to provide certain alternative methods for applying for a new or renewal rental dwelling license; amending the requirements for a renewal license inspection to except a dwelling unit in a 1- or 2-family dwelling under certain conditions; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: March 5, 2019, 9:18 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: March 5, 2019, 9:07 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 26, 2019, 10:38 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: 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: 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