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File #: 20-0237R    Version: 0 Name: Let’s Lead By Example
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 7/6/2020 In control: Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Let’s Lead By Example For the purpose of inviting the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development and relevant code enforcement staff, the head of the Bureau of Solid Waste in the Department of Public Works, the Executive Director of the Environmental Control Board, and representatives from BMORE Beautiful to discuss code enforcement, how we can lead by example by properly maintaining City properties, and the potential opportunities for community engagement and partnership.
Sponsors: Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, John T. Bullock, Mary Pat Clarke, Shannon Sneed, Danielle McCray, Bill Henry, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Zeke Cohen, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Example, Lead
Attachments: 1. 20-0237R~1st Reader, 2. ECB 20-0237R, 3. HCD 20-0237R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Schleifer
A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Let’s Lead By Example
For the purpose of inviting the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development and relevant code enforcement staff, the head of the Bureau of Solid Waste in the Department of Public Works, the Executive Director of the Environmental Control Board, and representatives from BMORE Beautiful to discuss code enforcement, how we can lead by example by properly maintaining City properties, and the potential opportunities for community engagement and partnership.
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Baltimore has a major trash problem. Far too often, we are reliant on reactive modes of fixing this problem, and as this Council has heard many times, reliance on the 311 system is misplaced because agencies do not effectively communicate with one another and complaints are closed with no resolution and no communication to the constituent who made the complaint.

To the Council’s knowledge, there is no comprehensive code enforcement plan. The current system of reactive engagement and problem-solving must end, and it can begin with properly and proactively maintaining properties that the City owns. It is profoundly embarrassing to hear from a constituent about a garbage problem or a code enforcement issue on a property and, after research is conducted, the property turns out to be City-owned. How are we to encourage our constituents to stop littering and maintain their homes, when the City is...

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