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File #: 19-0179R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - BGE Planned Power Outages
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 11/4/2019 In control: Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Informational Hearing - BGE Planned Power Outages For the purpose of inviting representatives from BGE, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore Police Department, the Mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety, the Department of Public Works, the Baltimore City Fire Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management to discuss protocols and best practices for planned power outages.
Sponsors: Bill Henry, President Brandon M. Scott, Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, John T. Bullock, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: BGE, Informational Hearing, Outages
Attachments: 1. 19-0179R~1st Reader, 2. Fire 19-0179r
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Henry


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - BGE Planned Power Outages
For the purpose of inviting representatives from BGE, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore Police Department, the Mayor’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Safety, the Department of Public Works, the Baltimore City Fire Department, and the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management to discuss protocols and best practices for planned power outages.
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Baltimore City has aging electrical infrastructure, and repairs are necessary to maintain this equipment. However, blackouts are dangerous and hazardous to vulnerable populations if not planned accordingly.

As BGE continues to perform scheduled maintenance on power lines in Baltimore, the City Council is interested in learning how City agencies can collaborate and support power outages, how communication on outages can be improved, and in understanding any guidelines or regulations already in place for the power outages. Furthermore, the City Council is interested in learning of any state legislation necessary to ensure proper planning.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the City Council invites representatives from BGE, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Community Development, Baltimore Police Department, t...

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