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File #: 15-0257R    Version: 0 Name: Establishing an Open Space and Parks Task Force
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 8/17/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 8/17/2015
Enactment #:
Title: Establishing an Open Space and Parks Task Force FOR the purpose of calling for the establishment of an Open Space and Parks Task Force to produce an Open Space and Parks Plan to guide Baltimore City's development and maintenance of these key resources for the 21st Century.
Sponsors: Carl Stokes, President Young, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Eric T. Costello, Warren Branch, James B. Kraft, Helen L. Holton, William "Pete" Welch, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Curran, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Open Space, Parks, Task Force
Attachments: 1. 15-0257R~1st Reader
* 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 Stokes



A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Establishing an Open Space and Parks Task Force
FOR the purpose of calling for the establishment of an Open Space and Parks Task Force to produce an Open Space and Parks Plan to guide Baltimore City's development and maintenance of these key resources for the 21st Century.
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Open space and parks are one of Baltimore?s great assets. A robust and integrated Open Space and Parks Plan utilizing these strengths is a key to economic development and neighborhood revitalization. Proper treatment of these critical spaces can also increase the engagement of citizens and neighborhoods in the life of the City, improve public health, and encouraging individuals and families who are not yet part of the Baltimore City community to become so. As critical as recreation centers are to Baltimore, open space and parks can be instrumental in making these recreation centers even more successful.

In order to preserve and strengthen Baltimore?s network of parks and open space, its essential that a comprehensive Open Space and Parks Plan be developed with input from all relevant stakeholders. The best way to create this plan is by first creating an Open Space and Parks Task Force to study the issue and produce an appropriate plan.

This Task Force will be charged with presenting to the City Council, the Mayor, and the Citizens of Baltimor...

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