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File #: 22-0257    Version: 0 Name: Police Department of Baltimore City - Police Districts - Redistricting
Type: Mayor and City Council Res. Status: Enacted
File created: 8/15/2022 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 11/2/2022
Enactment #: 22-06
Title: Police Department of Baltimore City - Police Districts - Redistricting For the purpose of establishing new boundaries of the Baltimore Police Department Police Districts; and providing for a special effective date.
Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)
Indexes: Police Department, Redistricting
Attachments: 1. 2022_PoliceDistrictBoundaryMaps_Exhibit Binder File, 2. 22-0257~1st Reader, 3. 22-0257-Law, 4. Finance 22-0257, 5. BPD 22-0257, 6. 22-0257~3rd Reader, 7. 22-0257 Signed, 8. Completed Ordinance 22-0257
* 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: The Council President
At the request of: The Administration (Office of the Mayor)


A Resolution Entitled

A Resolution of the Mayor and City Council concerning
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Police Department of Baltimore City - Police Districts - Redistricting
For the purpose of establishing new boundaries of the Baltimore Police Department Police Districts; and providing for a special effective date.
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Recitals

Chapter 74 of the 2019 Laws of Maryland amends Subtitle 16 {“Police Department”} of the Code of Public Local Laws of Baltimore City (“PLL”), being Article 4 of the Code of Public Local Laws of Maryland, requiring the Police Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) of the Police Department of Baltimore City (the “Department”) to “prepare a [redistricting] plan for the adjustment of the geographic boundaries and composition of each [police] district and the reallocation of the resources and personnel of the Department among the districts” following each decennial census. PLL, § 16-55(b).

The redistricting plan prepared by the Commissioner must utilize:

(i) decennial census population and housing data of the United States Census Bureau;

(ii) district call volume trends;

(iii) district response times; and

(iv) any other information deemed necessary by the Commissioner.

PLL, § 16-55(b)(1).

The Commissioner must present the redistricting plan to the Mayor and City Council “within 1 year from the issuance of the decennial census population and housing ...

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