Legislation

City of Baltimore - Legislation

Title: Equity Assessment Program For the purpose of providing for the implementation of an Equity Assessment Program for Baltimore City, to be developed and overseen by the Department of Planning; requiring City agencies to assess existing and proposed policies and practices for disparate outcomes based on race, gender, or income and to proactively develop policies, practices, and investments to prevent and redress those disparate outcomes; defining certain terms; providing for the adoption of rules and regulations to carry out this Program; requiring certain notices and reports; and generally relat
Posted: May 21, 2018, 7:29 pm
Title: RPP Area 24 (Greenway) - Plan Amendment For the purpose of amending the Parking Management Plan for RPP Area 24 to prohibit parking without an area 24 permit or visitor pass from 7:00 a.m. through 12 midnight, Monday through Saturday; correcting related language; and setting a special effective date.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 7:09 pm
Title: PACE Loan Program - Corrective For the purpose of clarifying the description of priorities to which surcharge payments received under the PACE Loan Program must be credited.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 6:49 pm
Title: Repeal of Uplands Renewal Area and Plan For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 04-887, as amended by Ordinance 08-99, which established the Uplands Renewal Area and Plan; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 4:59 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City Public Schools Enrollment Task Force For the purpose of calling on representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools to appear before the City Council to discuss the goals and membership of their enrollment task force and how the task force fits into a broader effort to engage the community to reverse declining enrollment in our school system.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 3:19 pm
Title: Dump the Stump For the purpose of calling on the Mayor’s Office and the Department of Recreation and Park’s Forestry Division to develop a plan to automatically remove all tree stumps in a timely manner after trees are cut down or fall down and replant trees in their place where necessary.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 3:19 pm
Title: Improving Development of a Baltimore City Recycling and Solid Waste Management Master Plan For the purpose of supporting Baltimore City’s local team of Zero Waste experts and environmentalists in calling upon the Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority, and the City’s representatives to that Authority, to honor the Baltimore City Council’s express commitment to Zero Waste policies by reissuing its recent Request For Proposals (RFP) to allow responses from a nationwide universe of experienced Zero Waste consultants; and calling on the Authority to adopt RFP amendments reflecting the City’
Posted: May 21, 2018, 3:19 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 1613 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 1613 West Pratt Street (Block 0262, Lot 007), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk (lot area size) and off-street parking requirements.
Posted: May 21, 2018, 2:59 pm
Title: Zoning Code - Modifications For the purpose of making needed improvements to certain provisions that, during the course of actively implementing the new Zoning Code, were discovered to be functionally impractical or otherwise in need of modification to abate previously unanticipated consequences; ; correcting various errors, omissions, and inconsistencies; correcting, clarifying, and conforming various references and terminology; and generally relating to the zoning and development laws of the City of Baltimore.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 9:39 pm
Title: Maryland Department of Transportation - County Transportation Revenue Bonds - Series 2018 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (the “City”) to enter into an agreement with the Maryland Department of Transportation in connection with the participation by the City in the proceeds derived from the sale of certain bonds, to be known as Department of Transportation of Maryland County Transportation Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 or as otherwise designated by the Secretary of Transportation and to be issued pursuant to Title 3, Subtitle 5 of the Transportation Article
Posted: May 18, 2018, 4:59 pm
Title: Sale of Property - Former Bed of Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot Alley For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in certain parcels of land known as the former bed of Eastbourne Avenue, extending Westerly 284 feet, more or less, from a 10-foot alley, to the westernmost extremity of it, and a 10-foot alley, extending Westerly 56.4 feet, more or less, from Elrino Street and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 3:49 pm
Title: Bond Issue - Affordable Housing Loan - $10,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution IV and Senate Resolution II of 2018 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 $10,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys' fees, and all ot
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:59 pm
Title: Bond Issue - Community and Economic Development Loan - $47,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution III and Senate Resolution I of 2018 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 $47,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys'
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:59 pm
Title: Bond Issue - Recreation, Parks and Public Facilities Loan - $65,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution I and Senate Resolution III of 2018 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 $65,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorn
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:59 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 IV of 2018 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 $38,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, pr
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:59 pm
Title: Food Desert Incentive Areas - Expenditure Requirements for Tax Credit For the purpose of establishing a new minimum expenditure requirement for substantially renovated supermarkets that is lower than the expenditure requirement for newly constructed supermarkets; and generally relating to the qualifications for a tax credit granted to certain supermarkets in a Food Desert Incentive Area.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:59 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - Wilcox Street and 5 Alleys Bounded by East Chase Street, Ensor Street, East Eager Street, and Valley Street For the purpose of condemning and closing Wilcox Street and 5 alleys bounded by East Chase Street, Ensor Street, East Eager Street, and Valley Street, as shown on Plat 331-A-15A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 2:09 pm
Title: Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $465,000 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $465,000 to the Health Department - Service 303 (Clinical Services), to provide funding for the development of the Sexual Health and Wellness Center that will house Ryan White, STI, and other programs, which provide early intervention services to individuals and families living in Baltimore with, affected by, or at high risk of HIV infection; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 1:49 pm
Title: Supplementary Federal Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $1,059,448 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary Federal Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $1,059,448 to the Health Department - Service 720 (HIV Treatment Services), to provide funding for a demonstration project for HIV/STD prevention programs to help implement a systems-wide organizational trauma-informed approach and cultural shift to support client health and well-being; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 1:49 pm
Title: Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $239,511 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $239,511 to the Health Department - Service 720 (HIV Treatment Services), to provide funding to facilitate the integration of Ryan White Services within the City; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 1:39 pm
Title: Annual Property Tax - Fiscal Year 2019 For the purpose of providing a tax for the use of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for the period July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019; providing for estimated billings pursuant to State law; and setting the semiannual payment service charge for that period.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 12:19 pm
Title: Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019 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 2019 year.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 12:08 pm
Title: Operating Budget for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2019 For the purpose of approving the budget estimated to be needed for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for operating programs during Fiscal 2019; providing for certification of the approved budget to the State Superintendent of Schools; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 18, 2018, 12:08 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 3 Dwelling Units in the R-7 Zoning District - Variances - 301 East 28th Street For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 3 dwelling units in the R-7 Zoning District on the property known as 301 East 28th Street (Block 3844, Lot 079), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk regulations (lot area) and certain off-street parking regulations.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 7:19 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 1823 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 1823 West Baltimore Street (Block 0208, Lot 012), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 5:29 pm
Title: Sale of Property - Former Beds of Eastbourne Avenue and a Portion of Savage 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 parcels of land known as the former bed of Eastbourne Avenue, lying between Rappallo Street and Savage Street, and the former bed of a portion of Savage Street, extending from the north side of Holabird Avenue northerly 659 feet, more or less, to the northernmost extremity of it and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 17, 2018, 1:59 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 807 North Monroe 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 807 North Monroe Street (Block 0084, Lot 046), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk, gross floor area, gross floor area per unit type, and off-street parking regulations.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 7:19 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Middle East - Amendment __ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Middle East to 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 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: May 16, 2018, 4:09 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 Exhibit 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: May 16, 2018, 2:39 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Park Heights - Amendment _ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Park Heights to reauthorize the acquisition of properties within the Project Area and to remove certain properties from the list in Appendix 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: May 16, 2018, 2:39 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: May 16, 2018, 2:39 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; 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: May 16, 2018, 2:39 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Broadway East - Amendment _ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Broadway East 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: May 16, 2018, 2:39 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 lists 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: May 16, 2018, 2:39 pm
Title: Urban Renewal - Druid Heights - Amendment _ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Druid Heights to reauthorize the acquisition of properties within the Project Area and to extend the life of 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 date.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 2:29 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Evening and Weekend High School Apprenticeship Programs For the purpose of requesting that representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development appear before the City Council to discuss evening and weekend apprenticeship programs at Carver Vocational-Technical High and Mergenthaler Vocational Technical Senior High School.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 2:29 pm
Title: Baltimore City Parking Authority - Contracts For the purpose of modifying the contract-expenditure threshold that requires approval of a Parking Authority contract by the Board of Estimates.
Posted: May 16, 2018, 2:29 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot Alley For the purpose of condemning and closing Eastbourne Avenue, extending Westerly 284 feet, more or less, from a 10-foot alley, to the westernmost extremity of it, and a 10-foot alley, extending Westerly 56.4 feet, more or less, from Elrino Street, as shown on Plat 336-A-34A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 8:29 pm
Title: City Streets - Opening - Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot Alley For the purpose of condemning and opening Eastbourne Avenue, extending Westerly 284 feet, more or less, from a 10-foot alley to the westernmost extremity of it, and a 10-foot alley, extending Westerly 56.4 feet, more or less, from Elrino Street, as shown on Plat 336-A-34 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 8:19 pm
Title: Waterfront Management District - Exemption from Supplemental Tax For the purpose of allowing the Waterfront Management Authority to exempt certain mixed use properties from the supplemental tax; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to the Waterfront Management District.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 7:59 pm
Title: Dangerous Knives - Commercial Display to Minors For the purpose of prohibiting the commercial display of certain dangerous knives to minors; conforming related provisions; and generally relating to the commercial display of dangerous knives.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 7:09 pm
Title: Avis Ransom Member - Sustainability Commission - District 3
Posted: May 15, 2018, 6:59 pm
Title: Environmental Citations - Default Penalty For the purpose of modifying the procedures for and maximum amounts of the default penalty imposed under an environmental citation on a person cited who neither pays the citation’s prescribed prepayable fine nor requests a hearing on the violation cited or who, having requested a hearing, fails to appear at the designated hearing; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related language; and generally related to the enforcement of environmental citations.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 6:59 pm
Title: City Property - Renaming Radecke Park to Ralph Sears Fields at Radecke Park For the purpose of changing the name of Radecke Park, located at 5602 Radecke Avenue, to Ralph Sears Fields at Radecke Park.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 3:49 pm
Title: City Streets - Opening - Eastbourne Avenue and a Portion of Savage Street For the purpose of condemning and opening Eastbourne Avenue, lying between Rappolla Street and Savage Street, and a portion of Savage Street, extending from the north side of Holabird Avenue northerly 659 feet, more or less, to the northernmost extremity of it, as shown on Plat 337-A-27 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 2:49 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - Eastbourne Avenue and a Portion of Savage Street For the purpose of condemning and closing Eastbourne Avenue, lying between Rappallo Street and Savage Street, and a portion of Savage Street, extending from the north side of Holabird Avenue northerly 659 feet, more or less, to the northernmost extremity of it, as shown on Plat 337-A-27A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 15, 2018, 2:49 pm
Title: Issuance of Revenue Obligations - Stormwater Projects For the purpose of authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery from time to time by the City of revenue obligations that may be issued by the City to finance or refinance stormwater facilities; prescribing that the maximum aggregate principal amount of such revenue obligations that may be outstanding at any one time is $202,000,000; authorizing the Board of Finance of the City to specify, prescribe, determine, provide for, approve, and amend the form, terms, provisions, manner or method of issuing and selling, the time or times of issuanc
Posted: May 14, 2018, 3:59 pm
Title: City Property - Renaming Ambrose Kennedy Park to Henrietta Lacks Educational Park For the purpose of changing the name of Ambrose Kennedy Park, located at 1002 Harford Avenue, to Henrietta Lacks Educational Park.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 3:48 pm
Title: Investigative Hearing - Physical Status of the Municipal Conduit System For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Department of Transportation and its Conduit Section Engineering group to appear before the City Council to discuss the physical condition of the Municipal Conduit System, its current reach, maintenance plans, and any plans to expand the system.
Posted: May 14, 2018, 1:29 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Municipal Broadband Feasibility Study For the purpose of requesting that the Department of Finance, the Department of Transportation, and the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology appear before the City Council to discuss how they can collaborate to produce a formal feasibility study on developing a municipal-owned broadband network in Baltimore capable of ensuring that all Baltimore families have adequate internet access options.
Posted: May 10, 2018, 6:29 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal on City Operations For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, the Department of Finance, the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore City Public Schools, and the Municipal Telephone Exchange to appear before the City Council to discuss the potential impact of net neutrality repeal on their technology plans and the City’s costs, as well as what steps can be taken to mitigate the risks posed by net neutrality repeal.
Posted: May 10, 2018, 6:29 pm
Title: Traffic Light Synchronization For the purpose of calling on the Department of Transportation to ensure that traffic lights city-wide are properly synchronized prior to the start of Baltimore’s “Don’t Block the Box” program.
Posted: May 10, 2018, 2:09 pm
Title: Ray Antwone Glasgow, III For the purpose of celebrating the too short life of Ray Antwone Glasgow, III, offering the City Council’s condolences and sympathies to his heartbroken family, friends, and classmates, and expressing outrage over the senseless murder of Ray Antwone Glasgow, III.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 4:59 pm
Title: Recognizing May as Lupus Awareness Month For the purpose of recognizing May as Lupus Awareness Month.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 4:59 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use Parking Lot - 347-357 North Calvert Street and 352 and 360 Davis Street For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a parking lot on the properties known as 347-357 North Calvert Street (Block 0584, Lots 004, 005, 007, 008, and 009) and 352 and 360 Davis Street (Block 0584, Lots 016 and 011), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 3:09 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Crisis Preparedness and Safety in Our Schools For the purpose of calling on representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools Police, the Baltimore Police Department, the Fire Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management to appear before the Council to discuss emergency preparedness and safety in our schools in the wake of the horrific shootings in Parkland, Florida.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 12:59 pm
Title: First Quarter Police Related Crime Reduction Reports For the purpose of requesting the Baltimore Police Commissioner and Department to report to City Council on first quarter of Police related crime reduction in Baltimore and plans for the remainder of the year.
Posted: May 9, 2018, 12:49 pm
Title: Samuel A. Polakoff Member - Board of Licenses for Towing Services - District 14
Posted: May 8, 2018, 4:19 pm
Title: John E. Beasley Member - Employee's Retirement System Board of Trustees - District 1
Posted: May 8, 2018, 4:19 pm
Title: Nadine M. Finigan-Carr Member - Community Relations Commission - District 14
Posted: May 8, 2018, 4:19 pm
Title: Sale of Property - 1215 West Lafayette Avenue (Block 0090, Portion of Lot 011A) 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 1215 West Lafayette Avenue (Block 0090, portion of Lot 011A) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 8, 2018, 2:09 pm
Title: Diaper-Changing Amenity For the purpose of requiring certain buildings and occupancies to provide diaper-changing amenities accessible to both male and female occupants; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 7, 2018, 2:39 pm
Title: Honoring Dr. Elizabeth Vartkessian For the purpose of congratulating Dr. Elizabeth Vartkessian on her work with ARC, Inc. and welcoming the J.M. Kaplan Fund to Baltimore City.
Posted: May 3, 2018, 3:49 pm
Title: Zoning - Conditional Use - Amending Ordinance 16-469 For the purpose of amending Ordinance 16-469 to reauthorize and continue the permission for the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a parking lot for the parking of 4 or more automobiles on the property known as 4001 Roland Avenue; providing for the automatic termination of this Ordinance; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 2, 2018, 2:19 pm
Title: City Streets - Closing - Denmore Avenue and Certain Alleys Lying Between West Garrison Avenue, Park Heights Avenue, Woodland Avenue, and Edgemere Avenue For the purpose of condemning and closing Denmore Avenue and certain alleys of varying widths lying between West Garrison Avenue, Park Heights Avenue, Woodland Avenue, and Edgemere Avenue, as shown on Plat 332-A-29A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: May 1, 2018, 6:29 pm
Title: Ethics Code - Transparency in Lobbying Act For the purpose of requiring quarterly rather than annual lobbying reports from lobbyists; requiring the Ethics Board to post lobbying reports online within 30 days of their receipt; requiring that lobbyists affirmatively identify themselves and their clients when engaging in lobbying activities; allowing the Ethics Board to prohibit a person found to have violated the lobbying provisions of the Ethics Code from lobbying City public servants for up to 3 years; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to the regulation of l
Posted: April 30, 2018, 5:29 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Fair Election Fund For the purpose of authorizing the establishment of a continuing, nonlapsing Fair Election Fund, to be used exclusively to administer a public financing option for political campaigns for Baltimore City elected offices; authorizing the Mayor and City Council to dedicate revenue to the Fair Election Fund by ordinance; establishing a Fair election Fund Commission to administer the Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 5:29 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - New Federal Opportunity Zone Program For the purpose of supporting the City’s proportionate proposal for designating Opportunity Zones in Baltimore, and calling on representatives from the Baltimore Development Corporation and the Department of Finance to appear before the City Council to discuss the City’s plans to coordinate with communities to attract truly impactful investment to Baltimore’s new Opportunity Zones once the program goes into effect.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 5:29 pm
Title: Informational Hearing - Coordination of CitiWatch with ATVES and DAS Installations For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Department of Transportation, the Baltimore Police Department, Baltimore City Information Technology, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, the Department of Finance, the Office of Real Estate, the Department of Planning, and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainable Solutions to appear before the Council to testify on how DAS and ATVES installations can ease the burden of cost of installation of additional CitiWatch cameras.
Posted: April 30, 2018, 5:29 pm
Title: Repeal of Madison - Park North Urban Renewal Area and Plan For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 63-1594, as amended by Ordinances 67-962, 67-1042, 70-800, and 75-1061 and by minor amendments approved by the Board of Estimates on October 19, 1966, January 17, 1973, and February 28, 1973, which established the Madison - Park North Urban Renewal Area and Plan; and providing for a special effective date.
Posted: April 26, 2018, 7:39 pm
Title: City Property - Naming the Fire Station, Located at 5714 Eastern Avenue, to be the Konstantine Prevas Fire Station For the purpose of naming the fire station, located at 5714 Eastern Avenue, to be the Konstantine Prevas Fire Station.
Posted: April 25, 2018, 4:39 pm
Title: Supporting CollegeBound Expansion For the purpose of calling on all stakeholders, including the City of Baltimore, the State of Maryland, Baltimore’s business and foundation communities, and individuals to join together to support college education as a positive and achievable goal for a majority of our school system’s high school students and their families by providing the $1.3 million required for CollegeBound’s expansion to 33 high schools in FY2019 and pledging the same amount each year for continuity through FY2022.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 6:59 pm
Title: Baltimore City Commission for Women - Non-Voting Members For the purpose of allowing the Mayor to appoint members of the Baltimore City Council as additional, non-voting members of the Baltimore City Commission for Women; conforming related provisions; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the Baltimore City Commission for Women.
Posted: April 24, 2018, 4:00 pm
Title: Larry Gibson Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 14
Posted: April 24, 2018, 4:00 pm
Title: Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Surtax - Dedicating Surtax Proceeds to Affordable Housing Trust Fund For the purpose of imposing a surtax on recordations subject to the recordation tax and a surtax on property transfers subject to the transfer tax; providing for an exemption from these surtaxes for certain residential properties; dedicating the proceeds from these surtaxes to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund created by City Charter Article 1, § 14; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related language; and generally relating to the City’s recordation and transfer taxes.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:39 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Equity Assistance Fund For the purpose of authorizing the establishment of a continuing, nonlapsing Equity Assistance Fund, to be used exclusively to assist efforts that reduce inequity based on race, gender, or economic status in Baltimore; requiring that the annual Ordinance of Estimates include a specified appropriation for the Equity Assistance Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:39 pm
Title: Supporting Public Workers’ Right to Organize For the purpose of supporting the freedom of all City employees to exercise their rights to a voice and dignity on the job through joining together in strong unions; and urging the Supreme Court to consider the legacy of Dr. King, the Memphis sanitation workers, and the public benefit created by workers organizing in rendering its decision in the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME case.
Posted: April 19, 2018, 8:29 pm
Title: Lee Michaels Member - Commission on Aging and Retirement Education
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: L.J Carter Member - Commission on Aging and Retirement Education - District 12
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: Matthew Mosca Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 14
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: Elizabeth Nix Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 9
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: James French Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 6
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: Thomas Liebel Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 11
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: Monica Rhodes Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 1
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: Anath Ranon Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 5
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: Aaron Bryant Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 6
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: Laura Penza Member - Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation - District 4
Posted: April 17, 2018, 4:49 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 9, 2018, 12:59 pm
Title: Charter Amendment - Office of the Inspector General For the purpose of creating an independent Office of the Inspector General headed by an Inspector General; establishing the process for appointing and terminating the Inspector General; establishing the powers and duties of the Office of the Inspector General; appointing the Inspector General to serve as the Executive Director of the Board of Ethics; granting the Inspector General the authority to cancel or suspend certain contracts with the concurrence of the City Solicitor; setting a minimum guaranteed funding level for the Office of the I
Posted: April 4, 2018, 3:59 pm
Title: Moving Baltimore City To Paperless Paychecks For the purpose of calling on the Department of Finance, and the Department of Human Resources, to ensure that fiscal 2019 payroll negotiations emphasize security, efficiency, and waste reduction - including a process for electronic time keeping and an opt-in feature for paper paycheck advices - and to issue an RFP for competitive bids for Baltimore City’s payroll in anticipation of 2020 payroll contract negotiations.
Posted: April 2, 2018, 4:49 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Require Appropriate Criteria for State Center Redevelopment For the purpose of urging the General Assembly to pass, and the Governor to sign, HB 1286 in order to protect the participation and planning process of 12 community organizations during the past 12 years related to State Center, and to support redevelopment of State Center that includes both the active and meaningful participation of the surrounding communities and the values and needs of those communities as key components.
Posted: April 2, 2018, 4:39 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Designating Federal Opportunity Zones For the purpose of calling on the Governor to create an open process which will allow for comprehensive and transparent consideration of which census tracts in the State of Maryland should be designated as Opportunity Zones, participating in the new federal tax deferral program intended to spur private investment in underserved communities.
Posted: April 2, 2018, 4:39 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Require True Local Oversight of Private College Police Forces in Baltimore For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to amend SB-1241, and its companion bill HB1803, before passage to require City Council involvement in the creation of police forces for private colleges in Baltimore; and further requesting the Governor not to sign these bills or similar legislation until the legislation includes checks and balances from all branches of Baltimore’s Government.
Posted: April 2, 2018, 4:32 pm
Title: Wilbur E. Cunningham Member - Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals - District 14
Posted: March 12, 2018, 11:19 pm
Title: Termination of Administrative Parking Regulations - Peak Hour Parking Restrictions on the 2800 Block of Echodale Avenue, the 4100 through 4900 Blocks of Hillen Road, and the 5000 through 5300 Blocks of Perring Parkway For the purpose of terminating peak hour parking restrictions on the 2800 block of Echodale Avenue, the 4100 through 4900 blocks of Hillen Road, and the 5000 through 5300 blocks of Perring Parkway.
Posted: March 6, 2018, 6:09 pm
Title: Baltimore City Police Academy's Training and Graduation Standards For the purpose of the committee conducting a legislative oversight hearing on the Baltimore City Police Academy's Training and Graduation Standards.
Posted: February 12, 2018, 8:48 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Create a Board of Police Commissioners and Transfer Full Control Over the Baltimore City Police Department to The City of Baltimore For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to enact, and the Governor to sign, legislation to remove the Baltimore City Police Department’s status as an instrumentality of the State of Maryland and place the Department completely under the control of the citizens of Baltimore acting through the Mayor, City Council, and a new Board of Police Commissioners.
Posted: February 7, 2018, 4:59 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Support a $15 Minimum Wage for Maryland For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to enact, and the Governor to sign, SB543/HB664 or similar legislation establishing a statewide $15 minimum wage, to ensure that all working Marylanders can pay for their basic needs.
Posted: February 7, 2018, 4:59 pm
Title: Request for State Action - Automatic Voter Registration For the purpose of declaring the City Council’s support for HB 152, the Safe and Accessible Registration Act, and calling the Baltimore delegation and all State Legislators to action during the Maryland General Assembly in voting for HB 152 to ensure all residents have safe, secure, and easily accessible voter registration.
Posted: February 7, 2018, 4:59 pm
Title: Termination of Administrative Parking Regulations - Peak Hour Parking Restrictions on the 2500 through 3600 and 4100 through 5200 Blocks of Harford Road For the purpose of terminating peak hour parking restrictions on the 2500 through 3600 and 4100 through 5200 blocks of Harford Road.
Posted: February 7, 2018, 4:59 pm