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File #: 20-0546    Version: 0 Name: Natural Resources - Forest and Tree Conservation
Type: Ordinance Status: Enacted
File created: 6/22/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 9/29/2020
Enactment #: 20-401
Title: Natural Resources - Forest and Tree Conservation For the purpose of amending the Forest and Tree Conservation provisions of Article 7 of the Baltimore City Code to comply with new State requirements, to coordinate with other City environmental requirements, and to align the Code with existing policy; correcting certain references; allowing for mitigation to be provided through forest mitigation banks located within the City; updating the requirements for mitigation fee usage; aligning the allowed uses of forest conservation funds with the definitions allowed by the State; adding annual reporting and biennial review requirements, as required by the State; reducing the amount of required land that triggers a review to conform with the amount of required land for grading or building permits; requiring that a Forest Stand Delineation be an element of other reviews, including Site Plan Review, subdivision, grading, and erosion and sediment control; requiring that all grading and building pe...
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration), John T. Bullock, Ryan Dorsey, Bill Henry, Kristerfer Burnett, Mary Pat Clarke, Shannon Sneed, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Natural Resources, Trees
Attachments: 1. Planning Staff Report 20-0546, 2. Law 20-0546, 3. 20-0546 Natural Resources - Forest and Tree Conservation UPDATED SIGNED, 4. 20-0546~1st Reader, 5. Planning 20-0546, 6. Office of Sust. 20-0546 - Updated, 7. DPW 20-0546, 8. BCRP 20-0546, 9. Public Testimony - 20-0546, 10. Bill Synopsis 20-0546, 11. Hearing Agenda 20-0546, 12. Hearing Notes 20-0546, 13. Planning Staff 20-0546, 14. Hearing Minutes 20-0546, 15. Testimony City Council Bill 20-0546 BGS, 16. 2nd Reader Amendment 20-0546, 17. 20-0546~3rd Reader, 18. Signed Ordinance 20-0546
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
10/5/20200 Mayor Signed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/21/20200 City Council Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20200 City Council 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/17/20200 Judiciary Committee Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/4/20200 Judiciary Committee Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/20/20200 Judiciary Committee Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/20200 City Council President Refer to Office of Sustainability  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Public Works  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Recreation and Parks  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/20200 City Council President Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/20200 City Council President Refer to Planning Commission  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/20200 City Council President Refer to Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/25/20200 City Council President Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/20200 City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/22/20200 City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available
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

Introduced by: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Department of Planning)
A Bill Entitled

An Ordinance concerning
title
Natural Resources - Forest and Tree Conservation
For the purpose of amending the Forest and Tree Conservation provisions of Article 7 of the Baltimore City Code to comply with new State requirements, to coordinate with other City environmental requirements, and to align the Code with existing policy; correcting certain references; allowing for mitigation to be provided through forest mitigation banks located within the City; updating the requirements for mitigation fee usage; aligning the allowed uses of forest conservation funds with the definitions allowed by the State; adding annual reporting and biennial review requirements, as required by the State; reducing the amount of required land that triggers a review to conform with the amount of required land for grading or building permits; requiring that a Forest Stand Delineation be an element of other reviews, including Site Plan Review, subdivision, grading, and erosion and sediment control; requiring that all grading and building permits, and sediment, and erosion control, subdivision, or development plan approvals be conditioned on approval of and compliance with an approved Forest Conservation Plan; modifying mitigation fees to conform with Critical Area and Landscape Manual mitigation fees and modifying the amount of violation fines; adding a ...

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