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File #: 22-0101R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Mayor’s Recommendations - 30-Day Review of Strategies to Eliminate Vacant and Abandoned Properties
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 4/25/2022 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
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.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter
Indexes: Abandend, Elimination, Informational Hearing, Properties, Vacant
Attachments: 1. 22-0101r~1st Reader, 2. 22-0101R Law, 3. DPW 22-0101R, 4. Finance 22-0101R, 5. Vacant house 1631 Carswell Avenue, 6. CAO- 22-0101R, 7. DHCD 22-0101R, 8. 22-0101R - Correspondence - Y Israel, 9. 22-0101R - Testimony - Ramos, 10. 22-0101R - Letter - Ramos to Mayor Scott, 11. 21-0101R - Mayor's 30 Day Vacants Memo 3.10.22, 12. 22-0101R Agenda, 13. 22-0101R Minutes 07-12-22, 14. 22-0101R - Bill Synopsis, 15. 22-0101R Hearing Notes, 16. 22-0101R - DHCD - VACANTS REVIEW PROGRESS REPORT 07-12-2022, 17. Report -Housing Underproduction in the US
* 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 R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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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.
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Recitals

On January 24th, 2022, three brave firefighters died when entering a vacant and abandoned building to save lives in a dramatic fire. In addition, throughout the last few decades, several Baltimore neighborhoods have continued to decline, causing more vacant and abandoned buildings and increasing trauma and violence in our city. Several racist policies and practices lead to this decline, and in some ways, still exist today.

There are roughly 15,000 vacant and abandoned properties that have Vacant Building Notices (“VBN”) on them - which is our official count of vacant and abandoned properties. Many more are vacant but do not have the VBN. These vacant and abandoned properties are concentrated in a few communities - the communities that ...

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