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File #: 21-0002R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Inland Flood Mitigation
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 1/11/2021 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action: 3/8/2021
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Inland Flood Mitigation For the purpose of inviting the Acting Director of the Office of Emergency Management, the Acting Director of the Department of Public Works, the Director of the Department of Planning, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, and other representatives of these agencies to provide an update on efforts to mitigate and prevent inland flooding, which is not covered by the recently passed Nuisance Flood Plan.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Kristerfer Burnett, Sharon Green Middleton, Zeke Cohen, Phylicia Porter, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Inland Flood Migration, Investigative Hearing
Attachments: 1. 21-0002R~1st Reader, 2. Planning 21-0002R, 3. Sustainability 21-0002R, 4. DPW 21-0002R, 5. OEM 21-0002R, 6. Glossary - Regulatory and Flood_2021, 7. Microsoft PowerPoint - Baltimore City Inland Flood Mitigation 2021 Final, 8. Bill Synopsis 21-0002R, 9. Hearing Agenda 21-0002R, 10. Hearing Minutes 21-0002R, 11. DOT Presentation 21-0002R, 12. Testimony 21-0002R, 13. Attendance Record 21-0002R, 14. Hearing Notes 21-0002R, 15. Voting Record 21-0002R, 16. 21-0002R~2nd Reader
* 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 Ramos


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Inland Flood Mitigation
For the purpose of inviting the Acting Director of the Office of Emergency Management, the Acting Director of the Department of Public Works, the Director of the Department of Planning, the Director of the Office of Sustainability, and other representatives of these agencies to provide an update on efforts to mitigate and prevent inland flooding, which is not covered by the recently passed Nuisance Flood Plan.
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Whereas, In July of 2020, there was extensive flooding across the City, incidents of which have been increasing over the past few years;

Whereas, Residents experienced property damage and physical harm during these massive flooding events;

Whereas, The Nuisance Flood Plan, crafted by the Department of Planning’s Office of Sustainability and passed by the Planning Commission in October 2020, defines nuisance flooding as “high tide flooding that causes public inconvenience” and focuses on coastal areas;

Whereas, The Nuisance Flood Plan acknowledges that more work needs to be done to prevent inland and urban flooding;

Whereas, There is currently no plan to address flooding in neighborhoods away from coastal areas; and

Whereas, There are numerous resources available to address these issues from the State and federal levels, and the public has heightened awareness of t...

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