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File #: 20-0504    Version: 0 Name: Charter Amendment - City Council - Composition
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: In Committee
File created: 2/24/2020 In control: Equity and Structure Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Charter Amendment - City Council - Composition For the purpose of increasing the size of the City Council to 15 members elected from districts; requiring that the City Council President be elected by the City Council from among its members every 2 years; clarifying the terms and the manner of election for the Council Vice President and the Council representative to the Planning Commission; allowing for the City Council to remove a member from the position of President; specifying that the City Council elect an individual to fulfill a mayoral vacancy; conforming and clarifying related provisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Bill Henry, Shannon Sneed, Edward Reisinger
Indexes: Charter Amendment, City Council, Composition
Attachments: 1. 20-0504~1st Reader, 2. Law 20-0504, 3. Finance 20-0504, 4. Finance 20-0504 Word, 5. Law 20-0504 Word, 6. Draft Committee Amendments 20-0504, 7. Agenda 20-0504, 8. Equity and Structure - 20-0492 and 20-0504 - Bill Synopsis, 9. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0504 (2), 10. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0504 (2), 11. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0504 (3), 12. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0504 (4), 13. Meeting Minutes - 20-0504, 14. Equity and Structure - Hearing Notes Bill 20-0504 (5)
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: Councilmember Dorsey
A Resolution Entitled

A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council concerning
title
Charter Amendment - City Council - Composition
For the purpose of increasing the size of the City Council to 15 members elected from districts; requiring that the City Council President be elected by the City Council from among its members every 2 years; clarifying the terms and the manner of election for the Council Vice President and the Council representative to the Planning Commission; allowing for the City Council to remove a member from the position of President; specifying that the City Council elect an individual to fulfill a mayoral vacancy; conforming and clarifying related provisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.
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By proposing to amend
Article III - City Council
Section(s) 1, 2, 3, 4, 10
Baltimore City Charter
(1996 Edition)

By proposing to amend
Article IV - Mayor
Section(s) 2
Baltimore City Charter
(1996 Edition)

By proposing to amend
Article VII - Executive Departments
Section(s) 71(a)
Baltimore City Charter
(1996 Edition)

Section 1. Be it resolved by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the City Charter is proposed to be amended to read as follows:





Baltimore City Charter

Article III. City Council

ยง 1. Legislative Department; Qualification and sala...

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