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File #: 21-0083R    Version: 0 Name: Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office - Eviction Procedures
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 12/6/2021 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action: 2/7/2022
Enactment #:
Title: Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office - Eviction Procedures For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Housing and Community Development, concerned citizens, and other interested parties to appear before the City Council to inform the Council about the current procedure followed by the Sheriff’s Office during the eviction process, any recurring problems that need to be addressed, any improvements that can be made to facilitate communication of the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to appear at a residence on a designated day and time, and any efforts to improve general eviction procedures.
Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter, Sharon Green Middleton, Zeke Cohen, James Torrence, Odette Ramos, Ryan Dorsey, Antonio Glover
Indexes: Eviction, Investigative Hearing, Processors, Sheriff
Attachments: 1. 21-0083R~1st Reader, 2. Law 21-0083R, 3. DHCD 21-0083R, 4. 21-0083R Agenda, 5. Administrator 21-0083R, 6. UWCM Housing Presentation, 7. 21-0083R Investigative Hearing_FAV_HPRP, 8. 21-0083R Investigative Hearing Written Testimony DRM.docx, 9. Lula Sessoms Eviction Hearings to send, 10. LULA EVICTION HEARINGS RESIZED, 11. JUFJ - 21-0083R, 12. PJC - 21-0083R, 13. Eviction Process, 14. JUFJ testimony_21-0083R Investigative Hearing on Evictions_ 1.25.22, 15. PJC-BRU Hearing on Evictions 1.25.20 Final2, 16. PPT Council Hearing - Sheriff Eviction Procedures Jan 2021 v2, 17. 21-0083R Agenda, 18. 21-0083R - Bill Synopsis, 19. 21-0083R - Bill Synopsis - Attachment, 20. 21-0083R Voting Form, 21. 21-0083R - Hearing Notes, 22. 21-0083R Minutes, 23. 21-0083R~2nd Reader, 24. Sheriff's Office 21-0083R
* 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 R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Burnett



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office - Eviction Procedures
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Housing and Community Development, concerned citizens, and other interested parties to appear before the City Council to inform the Council about the current procedure followed by the Sheriff’s Office during the eviction process, any recurring problems that need to be addressed, any improvements that can be made to facilitate communication of the Sheriff’s Office’s ability to appear at a residence on a designated day and time, and any efforts to improve general eviction procedures.
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Whereas, eviction proceedings are on the rise due to financial difficulties created by the Covid-19 pandemic;

Whereas, the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office is often tasked with the difficult process of mediating between landlords and tenants during eviction proceedings; and

Whereas, it is in the best interest of all involved in eviction proceedings for the process to be streamlined, legal, and efficient.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Council invites representatives from the Baltimore City Sheriff’s Office, the Department of Housing and Community Development, concerned citizens, and other interested parties to inform the Co...

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