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File #: 19-0143R    Version: 0 Name: Investigatory Hearing - Agency Permitting Processes
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 3/11/2019 In control: Legislative Investigations
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Investigatory Hearing - Agency Permitting Processes For the purpose of inviting the heads of the Department of Finance, Department of Public Works, Department of Transportation, Health Department, the Department of Housing and Community Development, Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, and representatives of the Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore City Fire Department to provide information about their agencies’ permitting and licensing processes.
Sponsors: Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Bill Henry, John T. Bullock, Shannon Sneed, Kristerfer Burnett, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, Sharon Green Middleton, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Stokes, Sr., Edward Reisinger, Brandon M. Scott, President Young
Indexes: Agency, Investigative Hearing, Permitting
Attachments: 1. 19-0143R~1st Reader, 2. DOT 19-0143R, 3. Fire 19-0143R
* 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 Schleifer


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigatory Hearing - Agency Permitting Processes
For the purpose of inviting the heads of the Department of Finance, Department of Public Works, Department of Transportation, Health Department, the Department of Housing and Community Development, Mayor’s Office of Information Technology, and representatives of the Baltimore Police Department and the Baltimore City Fire Department to provide information about their agencies’ permitting and licensing processes.
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Many agencies in Baltimore City provide licenses and permits to Baltimore City businesses and citizens. The processes for providing these permits and licenses is not standardized - a business or citizen cannot expect that receiving a permit from one agency will take the same amount of time as receiving a permit from another agency would take. The processes each agency employs to give permits or licenses to City businesses and residents also differ. If possible, it would be best if there were standard procedures and time frames that each agency followed in providing permits and licenses. The Baltimore City Council would like to learn what different processes City agencies currently follow in order to provide permits and licenses, and how much time these processes take. The City Council would like to explore the feasibility of a streamlined process that would i...

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