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File #: 21-0029    Version: 0 Name: Commercial Parking Facilities - Annual License Fee
Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
File created: 1/25/2021 In control: Ways and Means
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Commercial Parking Facilities - Annual License Fee For the purpose of modifying the annual licensing fee for commercial parking facilities within the City of Baltimore and how the fee is calculated; beginning on a certain date, providing for the annual adjustment of the licensing fee for inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index; and conforming related provisions.
Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, John T. Bullock
Indexes: Commercial, Parking Facilities
Attachments: 1. 21-0029~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0029, 3. Parking 21-0029, 4. Visit Baltimore 21-0029, 5. 06g Testimony #1 Rec. - Federal Parking, Inc., 6. Convention Center 21-0029, 7. 06j Testimony #2 Received from LAZ Parking Mid-Atlantic, 8. 06k Testimoney #4 Received from Art Musuem, 9. 06l Testimony #5 Bay City Parking, 10. 06m Testimony #6 Market Center Merchants, 11. 068 Testimony #3 Received from BOMA Baltimore, 12. 06m Testimony #7 - Andrew Sachs, 13. 06n Testimony #8 EAGB, 14. 06o Testimony #9 Southern Mgmt Co., 15. 06p Testimony #10 Chesapeak Shakespeare, 16. 06q Testimony #11 Admin. Serv. LLC, 17. 06q Testimony #12, 18. 06q Testimony #13, 19. 06q Testimony #14, 20. 06q Testimony #15, 21. 06q Testimony #16.pdf, 22. 06q Testimony #18, 23. 06q Testimony #17.pdf.docx

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: Councilmembers Dorsey, Burnett, Cohen                                                                                            

                     A Bill Entitled

 

An Ordinance concerning

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Commercial Parking Facilities - Annual License Fee

For the purpose of modifying the annual licensing fee for commercial parking facilities within the City of Baltimore and how the fee is calculated; beginning on a certain date, providing for the annual adjustment of the licensing fee for inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index; and conforming related provisions.

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By repealing and re-ordaining, with amendments

Article 15 - Licensing and Regulation

Section(s) 12-4

Baltimore City Code

(Edition 2000)

 

Section 1.  Be it ordained by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, That the Laws of Baltimore City read as follows:

 

                     Baltimore City Code

 

                     Article 15.  Licensing and Regulation

 

                     Subtitle 12.  Commercial Parking Facilities

 

§  12-4.  License required; fee.

 

(a)  In general.

 

(1)                     No person may operate a commercial parking facility in the City of Baltimore unless the person has first obtained an annual license for the facility and has paid the annual fee for the license.

 

(2)                     The term of a license is from May 1 of each year through April 30 of the next year.

 

(b) [Fee] Base fee amount.

 

(1)  In general.

 

The base fee amount for a commercial parking facility license is:

 

(i)   $5.10 for the license term beginning May 1, 2020;

 

(ii)  $10 for the license term beginning May 1, 2021;

 

(iii) $15 for the license term beginning May 1, 2022;

 

(iv) $20 for the license term beginning May 1, 2023; and

 

(v)  $25 for the license term beginning May 1, 2024 and, subject to paragraph (2) of this subsection, each subsequent license term.

 

(2)  Annual adjustment.

 

Beginning May 1, 2025, the base fee set forth in paragraph (1)(v) of this subsection shall be:

 

(i)  adjusted annually for inflation in accordance the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson metropolitan area; and

 

(ii)  ratified by the Board of Estimates.

 

(c)  Annual fee calculation.

 

(1)                     The annual fee for a commercial parking facility license [is $5.10 for] shall be calculated by multiplying the base fee amount set forth in subsection (b) of this section by every 100 square feet (or fraction of 100 square feet) of the gross area used for parking facility purposes, including all parking spaces, offices, ramps, driveways, aisles, toilets, car washing, greasing, or other facilities used in connection with the operation of the parking facility.

 

(2)                     For a license issued after July 31 and before November 1, the fee is 75% of that prescribed for the entire year.

 

(3)                     For a license issued after October 31 and before February 1, the fee is 50% of that prescribed for the entire year.

 

(4)                     For a license issued after January 31, the fee is 25% of that prescribed for the entire year.

 

(d)  [(c)]  Partial-year license.

 

(1)                     Any person desiring to operate a commercial parking facility for an aggregate of no more than 6 months in any 1 license year may obtain a special partial-year license.

 

(2)                     The fee for a partial-year license is 1/12 of the annual license fee for each month or fraction of a month that the parking facility is in operation.

 

(e)  [(d)]  Online licensee list.

 

The Director of Finance shall maintain and post on the Department’s website a current list of all commercial parking facilities licensed under this subtitle.

 

Section 2.  And be it further ordained, That the catchlines contained in this Ordinance are not law and may not be considered to have been enacted as a part of this or any prior Ordinance.

 

Section 3.  And be it further ordained, That this Ordinance takes effect on the 30th day after the date it is enacted.