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File #: 17-0030R    Version: 0 Name: Request for State Action - Reject the Proposed Sale of Two Buildings Owned by Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 6/19/2017 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/19/2017
Enactment #:
Title: Request for State Action - Reject the Proposed Sale of Two Buildings Owned by Baltimore Clayworks, Inc. For the purpose of requesting that the Governor of Maryland, and the Members of the Board of Public Works of Maryland, reject the proposed sale of two buildings owned by Baltimore Clayworks at 5706 and 5707 Smith Avenue in the Mt. Washington community of Baltimore City, to ensure that they remain a vital part of the larger Baltimore Clayworks community and an asset for the Citizens of Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Mary Pat Clarke, Bill Henry, Eric T. Costello
Indexes: Baltimore Clayworks, Inc., Building, Request for State Action, Sale
Attachments: 1. 17-0030R~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.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Schleifer



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Request for State Action - Reject the Proposed Sale of Two Buildings Owned by Baltimore Clayworks, Inc.
For the purpose of requesting that the Governor of Maryland, and the Members of the Board of Public Works of Maryland, reject the proposed sale of two buildings owned by Baltimore Clayworks at 5706 and 5707 Smith Avenue in the Mt. Washington community of Baltimore City, to ensure that they remain a vital part of the larger Baltimore Clayworks community and an asset for the Citizens of Baltimore City.
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Baltimore Clayworks has, within the past few months, suddenly changed leadership, shed long-standing board members and key artistic staff, and determined to sell its two buildings where its operations, classes, gallery, and the majority of its programs are conducted. However, Baltimore Clayworks has confirmed it has no specific plans as to how it will continue its charitable mission, including providing classes, programs, and facilities for the artistic community and the public after its proposed sale.

An Agenda Item is before the Maryland Board of Public Works for its meeting scheduled for July 5, 2017, to consider matters related to the proposed sale of the two Baltimore Clayworks buildings to an unknown third party, and for the Board of Public Works to approve the proposed sale and take such other action consistent with the...

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