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File #: 19-0160R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Solid Waste Enterprise Fund
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 8/19/2019 In control: Budget and Appropriations Committee
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Informational Hearing - Solid Waste Enterprise Fund For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of General Services, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, the Director of the Department of Public Works, the Department of Public Works’ Bureau Head of Solid Waste, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Innovation, the Director of the Department of Planning, the Director of the Department of Finance, and the Department of Finance’s Budget Director of the Bureau of the Budget and Management Research to discuss the potential benefits and challenges relating to the creation of a solid waste enterprise fund.
Sponsors: Shannon Sneed, President Brandon M. Scott, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Sharon Green Middleton, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr., Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer
Indexes: Enterprise, Fund, Informational Hearing, Solid Waste
Attachments: 1. 19-0160R- 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 R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Sneed


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Solid Waste Enterprise Fund
For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of General Services, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, the Director of the Department of Public Works, the Department of Public Works’ Bureau Head of Solid Waste, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Innovation, the Director of the Department of Planning, the Director of the Department of Finance, and the Department of Finance’s Budget Director of the Bureau of the Budget and Management Research to discuss the potential benefits and challenges relating to the creation of a solid waste enterprise fund.
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The Baltimore City Charter provides for a variety of continuing, non-lapsing funds that finance City priorities, such as the Children and Youth Fund and the Special Fund for Fair Elections. Baltimore City currently covers the cost of sanitation, trash disposal, and future landfill needs through General Fund taxes. Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Howard, and Prince George’s counties charge a fee for solid waste collection, and Harford County requires residents to contract on their own for trash collection. In short, the City’s General Fund covers these services, while the general funds of those counties do not. This aspect of the City’s revenue structure compounds the perception of high local property taxes. ...

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