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File #: 21-0076R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Baltimore Gas & Electric Decision Making
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 10/18/2021 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action:
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Title: Investigative Hearing - Baltimore Gas & Electric Decision Making For the purpose of requesting leadership from Baltimore Gas & Electric (“BGE”) and the Director of the Department of Transportation come before the City Council and answer specific questions regarding BGE’s planned and emergency work in right-of-way areas, including operations and permitting protocols, communication with neighborhood associations, residents, business owners, and vehicle drivers, and coordination in effective traffic routing with City Council members and the Department of Transportation, as well as other relevant agencies.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Antonio Glover, Kristerfer Burnett, Phylicia Porter, James Torrence, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: BGE, Investigative Hearing
Attachments: 1. 21-0076R~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0076R
* 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 - Baltimore Gas & Electric Decision Making
For the purpose of requesting leadership from Baltimore Gas & Electric (“BGE”) and the Director of the Department of Transportation come before the City Council and answer specific questions regarding BGE’s planned and emergency work in right-of-way areas, including operations and permitting protocols, communication with neighborhood associations, residents, business owners, and vehicle drivers, and coordination in effective traffic routing with City Council members and the Department of Transportation, as well as other relevant agencies.
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BGE was established in 1816 and was the first gas and electric company in the United States. While BGE provides an important service to our city, BGE frequently does not communicate well with the Department of Transportation and City neighborhoods and businesses impacted by their work. Better communication from BGE is needed regarding the coordination of traffic, hours of work, and the impact of the work on street murals and new street scapes. BGE has been fined for significant amounts due to inadequately repairing streets after conducting their work.

It has been reported that BGE has violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) by blocking sidewalks and alleys during their work. BGE has also failed to communicate a...

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