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File #: 18-0262    Version: 0 Name: Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Board of Estimates Article
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: Withdrawn
File created: 6/11/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 6/25/2018
Enactment #:
Title: Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Board of Estimates Article For the purpose of modernizing various public notice provisions, including removing mandatory requirements for notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Baltimore City; creating a process for the Board of Estimates to set the thresholds for contracts required to be formally advertised or be approved by the Board of Estimates; equalizing the requirements for both bids and proposals sought by the City; allow for earlier notice of City contracts; increasing the Board of Estimates flexibility in opening and awarding contracts; establishing a process to allow for more varied forms of bid security rather than just bid bonds; removing certain provisions from the Charter relating to bonding for City employees and the submission of plans to the Board of Estimates that are more appropriately handled by regulation; allowing for the State’s Attorney of Baltimore City to be covered by the Co...
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: Article, Board of Estimates, Charter Amendment, Commission, Recommendations
Attachments: 1. 18-0262~1st Reader, 2. Law 18-0262
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
(Charter Amendment)

Introduced by: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Mayor’s Charter Review Commission)


A Resolution Entitled

A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council concerning
title
Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Board of Estimates Article
For the purpose of modernizing various public notice provisions, including removing mandatory requirements for notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Baltimore City; creating a process for the Board of Estimates to set the thresholds for contracts required to be formally advertised or be approved by the Board of Estimates; equalizing the requirements for both bids and proposals sought by the City; allow for earlier notice of City contracts; increasing the Board of Estimates flexibility in opening and awarding contracts; establishing a process to allow for more varied forms of bid security rather than just bid bonds; removing certain provisions from the Charter relating to bonding for City employees and the submission of plans to the Board of Estimates that are more appropriately handled by regulation; allowing for the State’s Attorney of Baltimore City to be covered by the Compensation Commission for Elected Officials; setting a special effective date; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for...

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