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File #: 19-0459    Version: 0 Name: City Property - Naming the Courthouse East Building to be the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 10/28/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 12/18/2019
Enactment #: 19-333
Title: City Property - Naming the Courthouse East Building to be the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse For the purpose of naming the Courthouse East Building, located at 111 North Calvert Street, the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: City Property, Elijah E. Cummings
Attachments: 1. 19-0459~1st Reader, 2. Real Estate 19-0459, 3. Planning 19-0459, 4. Law 19-0459, 5. DOT 19-0459, 6. 19-0459~3rd Reader, 7. 19-0459 complete bill file
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/13/20200 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/16/20190 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/20190 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/5/20190 Judiciary Committee Recommended Favorably  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/3/20190 Judiciary Committee Recommended FavorablyPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/2/20190 Judiciary Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of General Services  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Transportation  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/20190 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/20190 City Council President Refer to Planning Commission  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/31/20190 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Real Estate  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/20190 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/28/20190 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill

Introduced by: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Office of the Mayor)

A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
City Property - Naming the Courthouse East Building to be the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse
For the purpose of naming the Courthouse East Building, located at 111 North Calvert Street, the Elijah E. Cummings Courthouse.
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By authority of
Article 5 - Finance, Property, and Procurement
Section 20-2
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Recitals

The Honorable Elijah E. Cummings demonstrated a life-long commitment to the law and to protecting the civil rights of his fellow citizens. Prior to his service in elective office, he fought for justice as an attorney practicing in the historic Courthouse East building. He would later serve the citizens of Baltimore in the Maryland House of Delegates and United States House of Representatives until his passing on October 17, 2019.

The Courthouse East building is situated directly across from the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse. That building was renamed in 1985, in honor of the late Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr., who served as head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)’s Washington office and was one of President Lyndon Johnson’s chief advisers during the Civil Rights Movement. Mitchell was the brother of the late Honorable Parren J. Mitchell, the first African-American to win election to and serve as Representative of the 7th District seat in Congress. As Congressman Cummings would later hold this same seat for 23 years u...

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