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File #: 16-0284R    Version: 0 Name: Approving the Submission of an Application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Designation of a Promise Zone
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/26/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 1/26/2016
Enactment #:
Title: Approving the Submission of an Application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Designation of a Promise Zone FOR the purpose of approving the submission of an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for designation in Baltimore City of an area, which is generally bounded by West North Avenue to the north, Carroll Camden Industrial Park to the south, North Charles Street to the east, and South Monroe Street / Mulberry Street / North Bentalou Street / West Lafayette Street / North Monroe Street to the west, as a Promise Zone under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Promise Zones Initiative; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: Designation, Promise Zone, U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development
Attachments: 1. 16-0284R~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

Introduced by: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Department of Housing and Community Development)

A RESOLUTION ENTITLED

A COUNCIL RESOLUTION concerning
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Approving the Submission of an Application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Designation of a Promise Zone
FOR the purpose of approving the submission of an application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for designation in Baltimore City of an area, which is generally bounded by West North Avenue to the north, Carroll Camden Industrial Park to the south, North Charles Street to the east, and South Monroe Street / Mulberry Street / North Bentalou Street / West Lafayette Street / North Monroe Street to the west, as a Promise Zone under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Promise Zones Initiative; and providing for a special effective date.
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WHEREAS, In 2013, President Obama laid out an initiative to help the federal government partner with local governments and other organizations to create jobs, leverage private investment, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and improve public safety in high-poverty communities that met certain criteria.

WHEREAS, The Promise Zones Initiative provides for Promise Zones to be designated in urban and rural areas, that there will be a maximum designation of 20 Promise Zones, and that the designations will be awarded on a competitive basis.

WHEREAS, Designation as a Promise Zone does not provide accompanying grant funding, but it does provide preferences for certain competit...

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