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File #: 17-0028    Version: 0 Name: Vehicles Obstructing Sidewalks - Removal Authorized
Type: Ordinance Status: Withdrawn
File created: 2/27/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 8/14/2017
Enactment #:
Title: Vehicles Obstructing Sidewalks - Removal Authorized For the purpose of prohibiting vehicles from impeding the free flow of pedestrians on sidewalks; authorizing the removal of vehicles impeding the free flow of pedestrians on sidewalks; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to vehicles obstructing traffic.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Stokes, Sr., Brandon M. Scott, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Removal, Sidewalk, Vehicles
Attachments: 1. 17-0028~1st Reader
Explanation: Capitals indicate matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter deleted from existing law.

* 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: Councilmember Dorsey


A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
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Vehicles Obstructing Sidewalks - Removal Authorized
For the purpose of prohibiting vehicles from impeding the free flow of pedestrians on sidewalks; authorizing the removal of vehicles impeding the free flow of pedestrians on sidewalks; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to vehicles obstructing traffic.
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By repealing and reordaining, with amendments
Article 31 - Transit and Traffic
Section(s) 31-6
Baltimore City Code
(Edition 2000)

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

Baltimore City Code

Article 31. Transit and Traffic

Subtitle 31. Clear Streets and Impoundment

Part 2. General Conditions Warranting Impoundment

ยง 31-6. Vehicles obstructing traffic.

(a) Prohibited conduct.

(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to use [City streets] any City street or sidewalk to park, stop, store, or operate a vehicle or part thereof in such a manner as to obstruct or impede the free flow of traffic thereon or the movement of pedestrians.

(2) [Determination] A determination by the Commissioner that [such] a vehicle is actually obstructing [traffic as aforesaid shall be considered prima facie evidence of a violation hereof] or impeding th...

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