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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 9/21/2015 5:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Du Burns Council Chamber, 4th floor, City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Journal 9-21-15 Journal 9-21-15  
Agenda packet: Not available
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14-0447 0 Baltimore City Landmark List: Public Interiors - City Hall RotundaOrdinanceBaltimore City Landmark List: Public Interiors - City Hall Rotunda FOR the purpose of designating the City Hall Rotunda, 100 North Holliday Street, as a historical landmark: public interior.   Action details Not available
EA15-0294 0 Kevin DavisExecutive NominationKevin Davis Police Commissioner - Baltimore City Police DepartmentAssigned  Action details Not available
EA15-0295 0 Gloria DiggsExecutive NominationGloria Diggs Member - Commission on Disabilities - 4th DistrictAssigned  Action details Not available
EA15-0296 0 Lori PatriaExecutive NominationLori Patria Member - Commission on DisabilitiesAssigned  Action details Not available
EA15-0297 0 Jessica SalmondExecutive NominationJessica Salmond Member - Commission on Disabilities - 11th DistrictAssigned  Action details Not available
EA15-0298 0 Maria Gabriela Aldana EnriquezExecutive NominationMaria Gabriela Aldana Enriquez Member - Hispanic Commission - 14th DistrictAssigned  Action details Not available
EA15-0299 0 Patricia LetkeExecutive NominationPatricia Letke Member - Hispanic CommissionAssigned  Action details Not available
15-0561 0 Approving the Submission of an Application to the State of Maryland for the Designation of a Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise ZoneMayor and City Council Res.Approving the Submission of an Application to the State of Maryland for the Designation of a Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone FOR the purpose of approving the designation of the University of Maryland at Baltimore as a "qualified institution" under the State's Regional Institution Strategic Enterprise Zone ("RISE Zone") Program; approving and joining in the application for designation of a RISE Zone at 873 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland; and granting a real property tax credit for qualified properties in this RISE Zone.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0562 0 Sale of Property - 10 South Frederick StreetOrdinanceSale of Property - 10 South Frederick Street FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in certain property known as 10 South Frederick Street (Ward 04, Section 11, Block 1351, Lot 003) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0563 0 Sale of Property - a Portion of the Former Bed of Cardiff AvenueOrdinanceSale of Property - a Portion of the Former Bed of Cardiff Avenue FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in a certain parcel of land located in Block 6840 adjacent to Lot 1/22 that is part of the former bed of Cardiff Avenue and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0564 0 Waterfront Management District - Extension of DistrictOrdinanceWaterfront Management District - Extension of District FOR the purpose of extending the Waterfront Management District to encompass certain adjoining blocks; modifying the criteria for local businesses, organizations, and residents to be represented on the Board of Directors of the Waterfront Management Authority; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related language; making this ordinance subject to certain contingencies; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the Waterfront Management District and Authority.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0565 0 Personal Property Tax Credits - Food Desert Incentive AreasOrdinancePersonal Property Tax Credits - Food Desert Incentive Areas FOR the purpose of establishing a tax credit against the personal property tax imposed on qualified supermarkets in Food Desert Incentive Areas; imposing certain limitations, conditions, and qualifications for credit eligibility; providing for the amount, duration, and administration of the credit; defining certain terms; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to a personal property tax credit for certain supermarkets.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0566 0 Portable Homestead Tax Credit - Extending CoverageOrdinancePortable Homestead Tax Credit - Extending Coverage FOR the purpose of extending the Portable Homestead Tax Credit to include otherwise qualified homeowners who also receive a Targeted Homeowner's Tax Credit; providing for a special effective date; providing for the application of this Ordinance; providing for the automatic termination of the Portable Homestead Tax Credit under certain circumstances; and generally relating to property tax credits.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0567 0 Charter Amendment - Children and Youth FundMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Children and Youth Fund FOR the purpose of establishing a continuing, non-lapsing Children and Youth Fund, to be used exclusively to supplement services provided to children and youth; requiring a minimum annual appropriation to this Fund; authorizing the Mayor and City Council, by Ordinance, to provide for the oversight, governance, and administration of this Fund; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0568 0 Public Ethics Law - Administrative ModificationsOrdinancePublic Ethics Law - Administrative Modifications FOR the purpose of conforming exclusions from the definition of "interest" to those recently added to the State Public Ethics Law; clarifying certain other exclusions; modifying, updating, and clarifying provisions that require certain timely notices to newly appointed public servants; modifying, updating, and clarifying provisions that require agencies' assistance in preparing for and administering the annual filing of financial disclosure statements; updating and clarifying provisions that require a record of persons inspecting financial disclosure statements; and generally relating to administration of the City Ethics Code.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0569 0 City Streets - Naming an Unnamed Alley Harry WayOrdinanceCity Streets - Naming an Unnamed Alley Harry Way FOR the purpose of naming an unnamed alley, located between the 500 block of South Clinton Street and the 500 block of South Highland Avenue, Harry Way; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0570 0 Urban Renewal - Highlandtown Business Area - Amendment _OrdinanceUrban Renewal - Highlandtown Business Area - Amendment _ FOR the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Highlandtown Business Area to remove a certain land use category from the Plan, to repeal and replace Exhibit 1, "Land Use and Zoning Map", with new exhibits to reflect the change in land use with the removal of a certain land use category and to reflect the change in land use and the change in zoning, upon approval by separate ordinance, for the properties known as 3232, 3234, and 3236-3244 Eastern Avenue, and to add a new height limitation provision for new construction in the community business land use area of the Plan; waiving certain content and procedural requirements; making the provisions of this Ordinance severable; providing for the application of this Ordinance in conjunction with certain other ordinances; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0571 0 Rezoning - 3232, 3234, and 3236-3244 Eastern AvenueOrdinanceRezoning - 3232, 3234, and 3236-3244 Eastern Avenue FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 3232, 3234, and 3236-3244 Eastern Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the B-2-2 Zoning District to the B-2-4 Zoning District.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0572 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 4 Family Dwelling Units in the R-7 Zoning District - Variances - 1715 Spence StreetOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 4 Family Dwelling Units in the R-7 Zoning District - Variances - 1715 Spence Street FOR the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 4 family dwelling units in the R-7 Zoning District on the property known as 1715 Spence Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain lot area coverage and floor area ratio requirements.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0573 0 Rezoning - 502 Albemarle Street and a Portion of Duker AlleyOrdinanceRezoning - 502 Albemarle Street and a Portion of Duker Alley FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 502 Albemarle Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the B-3-2 Zoning District and the M-2-2 Zoning District to the B-2-4 Zoning District, and by changing the zoning for a portion of the property known as Duker Alley, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the M-2-2 Zoning District to the B-2-4 Zoning District.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0574 0 Rezoning - 1430-1444 Lawrence StreetOrdinanceRezoning - 1430-1444 Lawrence Street FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1430-1444 Lawrence Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the B-2-4 Zoning District.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0575 0 Rezoning - 1520-1530 Beason Street, 1600 Beason Street, and 1220 Towson StreetOrdinanceRezoning - 1520-1530 Beason Street, 1600 Beason Street, and 1220 Towson Street FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 1520-1530 Beason Street, 1600 Beason Street, and 1220 Towson Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the M-2-2 Zoning District to the B-1-3 Zoning District.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0576 0 Planning Commission - Site-Specific Matters - Notice and Hearing on Applications for Final Administrative DecisionsOrdinancePlanning Commission - Site-Specific Matters - Notice and Hearing on Applications for Final Administrative Decisions FOR the purpose of requiring a public hearing by the Planning Commission, with posted notice, for all site-specific matters over which the Planning Commission has the final administrative authority; specifying the size, contents, construction, and number of the signs to be posted and the manner and timing of their posting; qualifying the Planning Commission's authority to determine what constitutes a "minor modification" to a Planned Unit Development; modifying certain provisions requiring advance delivery to Councilmembers of Commission meeting agendas; and correcting, clarifying, and conforming related language.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0577 0 Stormwater Remediation Fees - ReductionOrdinanceStormwater Remediation Fees - Reduction FOR the purpose of reducing the Stormwater Remediation Fees imposed by City law; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0578 0 Tobacco Products and Smoking Devices - Increased Penalties - New ProhibitionOrdinanceTobacco Products and Smoking Devices - Increased Penalties - New Prohibition FOR the purpose of increasing the penalties for violation of certain laws governing tobacco products and smoking devices; prohibiting the distribution of tobacco products and smoking devices near schools; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to the use of tobacco products and smoking devices.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0259R 0 Informational Hearing - BaltiMeter InstallationCity Council ResolutionInformational Hearing - BaltiMeter Installation FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the Department of Public Works to appear before the City Council to discuss the progress of the BaltiMeter Project, and answer questions about the inspection of installed meters and plans for addressing any problems that may arise with the new meters.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0260R 0 Investigative Hearing - Reviewing Charter Required Agency AuditsCity Council ResolutionInvestigative Hearing - Reviewing Charter Required Agency Audits FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the Finance Department, Law Department, and Department of Audits to appear before the Council to provide a comprehensive update about the City's progress towards meeting the Charter requirement that designated City agencies be audited once every 4 years, explain why the current round of audits is behind schedule as well as what the potential consequences of this delay may be, and discuss the City's plan for meeting this Charter obligation in a responsible and timely manner.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0261R 0 Request for Federal Action - Prevent Chemical DisastersCity Council ResolutionRequest for Federal Action - Prevent Chemical Disasters FOR the purpose of calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to move quickly to finalize a strong rule requiring chemical plants and refineries to use the safest cost-effective chemicals and technology available in order to protect the millions of Americans, including many Baltimoreans, living in the shadows of potentially dangerous chemical facilities.Adopted  Action details Not available
15-0262R 0 Request for Federal Action - Increasing the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) FundingCity Council ResolutionRequest for Federal Action - Increasing the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Funding FOR the purpose of urging the President of the United States and the members of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees to increase the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) funding to no less than $4.7 billion to ensure greater protections for minority, low- and fixed-income households that are struggling to pay their energy bills.Adopted  Action details Not available
15-0263R 0 Improving Broadband Internet Access in BaltimoreCity Council ResolutionImproving Broadband Internet Access in Baltimore FOR the purpose of supporting efforts to improve access to broadband internet service in Baltimore, and calling for the development of City polices to advance these efforts as well as a comprehensive broadband development and implementation plan for Baltimore City.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0264R 0 Restoring 911 as an Efficient and Responsive Public Safety Partner Upon Which Baltimore City Callers Can Confidently Rely for HelpCity Council ResolutionRestoring 911 as an Efficient and Responsive Public Safety Partner Upon Which Baltimore City Callers Can Confidently Rely for Help FOR the purpose of calling upon the City Administration and Baltimore Police Department to immediately restore 911 operators and dispatchers as public safety employees with the Baltimore Police Department; to cross-train operators and dispatchers so that both groups can handle either position; and to provide adequate staffing and sufficient management to avoid busy signals, delayed dispatch of crimes in progress, and other current miscommunications which have negatively affected citizen confidence in a 911 system on which our calls for help and very lives depend.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0265R 0 Public Charter SchoolsCity Council ResolutionEquitable Funding For City Public Charter Schools FOR the purpose of urging Baltimore City Public Schools to reconsider its inequitable proposed public charter school funding formula to ensure that adequate funds are allocated to all Baltimore students in accordance with State law.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0266R 0 Investigative Hearing - One Card - Youth Identification Card and Access Card to City ServicesCity Council ResolutionInvestigative Hearing - One Card - Youth Identification Card and Access Card to City Services FOR the purpose of exploring the efficacy of instituting a single identification card system to make accessing services easier and more convenient for young Baltimore City residents; examining the mechanism of the D.C. One Card system; and estimating the cost of implementing a similar system in Baltimore City.Assigned  Action details Not available
15-0267R 0 "Step it Up" to Promote Walking and Walkable CommunitiesCity Council Resolution"Step it Up" to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities FOR the purpose of supporting the U.S. Surgeon General's call to "Step it Up" and promote walking and walkable communities, and asking representatives from the City agencies most capable of promoting walking and walkability in Baltimore to report on the tangible steps that the City is taking to do so.Adopted  Action details Not available
15-0268R 0 Investigative Hearing - Eliminating 911 Connection ProblemsCity Council ResolutionInvestigative Hearing - Eliminating 911 Connection Problems FOR the purpose of demanding that representatives from the Mayor's Office of Information Technology appear before the City Council to explain the inexcusable connection problems and busy signals that have prevented some callers from reaching 911 operators.Assigned  Action details Not available
EA15-0293 0 Julian Todd Andrews LeeExecutive NominationJulian Todd Andrews Lee Member - Ethics Board - 11th DistrictConfirmed  Action details Not available
15-0239R 1 Informational Hearing - Baltimore City's Efforts to Make Homelessness a Rare and Brief ExperienceCity Council ResolutionInformational Hearing - Baltimore City's Efforts to Make Homelessness a Rare and Brief Experience FOR the purpose of calling on representatives from the City agencies engaged in the struggle against homelessness to appear before the City Council to update it on the City's efforts to make homelessness a rare and brief experience in Baltimore, and to discuss where improvements can be made in best utilizing the City's partnerships and resources to meet this goal.Adopted  Action details Not available
15-0535 0 City Streets - Closing - Worcester StreetOrdinanceCity Streets - Closing - Worcester Street FOR the purpose of condemning and closing Worcester Street, extending from CSX Transportation Railroad Right-of-Way Southeasterly 301.6 feet, more or less, toward Ridgely Street, as shown on Plat 214-A-14A in the Office of the Department of General Services; and providing for a special effective date.Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Not available
15-0487 0 Zoning - Office-Residence Districts - Accessory ShopsOrdinanceZoning - Office-Residence Districts - Accessory Shops FOR the purpose of increasing the maximum aggregate size allowed for certain accessory shop uses in an Office-Residence District.Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Not available
15-0525 0 Rezoning - 600, 700, and 706 South Eden Street and 711 South Central AvenueOrdinanceRezoning - 600, 700, and 706 South Eden Street and 711 South Central Avenue FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 600, 700, and 706 South Eden Street and 711 South Central Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the M-3 Zoning District to the B-2-4 Zoning District.Advanced to 3rd Reader, to be held one meeting  Action details Not available
15-0548 0 Rezoning - Certain Properties in the Barclay CommunityOrdinanceRezoning - Certain Properties in the Barclay Community FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for certain properties in the Barclay Community: as outlined in blue on the accompanying plat, from the B-3-2 Zoning District to the B-2-3 Zoning District; and as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-9 Zoning District to the B-2-3 Zoning District.Advanced to 3rd Reader, to be held one meeting  Action details Not available
15-0559 0 Rezoning - 139 West Ostend StreetOrdinanceRezoning - 139 West Ostend Street FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 139 West Ostend Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the M-3 Zoning District to the B-2-4 Zoning District.Advanced to 3rd Reader, to be held one meeting  Action details Not available
15-0536 0 Sale of Property - Former Bed of Worcester StreetOrdinanceSale of Property - Former Bed of Worcester Street FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in a certain parcel of land known as the former bed of Worcester Street, extending from CSX Transportation Railroad Right-of-Way toward Ridgely Street, and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Not available
15-0547 0 Urban Renewal - Barclay - Amendment _OrdinanceUrban Renewal - Barclay - Amendment _ FOR the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Barclay to amend Exhibits 1 and 4 of the Plan to reflect the change in land use and the change in zoning, upon approval by separate ordinance, for the properties known as 1920, 2000-2020, and 2026 Greenmount Avenue; waiving certain content and procedural requirements; making the provisions of this Ordinance severable; providing for the application of this Ordinance in conjunction with certain other ordinances; and providing for a special effective date.Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Not available
15-0530 0 Rezoning - Certain Properties in the Sharp-Leadenhall CommunityOrdinanceRezoning - Certain Properties in the Sharp-Leadenhall Community FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for certain properties in the Sharp-Leadenhall Community: as outlined in blue on the accompanying plat, from the M-2-2 Zoning District to the B-2-4 Zoning District; and as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning District to the B-2-4 Zoning District.Advanced to 3rd Reader, for Final Passage  Action details Not available
14-0418 0 Alley-Gating and -Greening ProgramOrdinanceAlley-Gating and -Greening Program FOR the purpose of clarifying and simplifying the law governing and procedures for alley-gating and greening projects; lowering the percentage of abutting property owners required to initiate a petition to gate an alley; simplifying the process for obtaining review of petitions by the Police and Fire Departments; clarifying the different requirements for gating, but not greening, an alley, gating and greening an alley, and greening an alley for which gating has already been approved; consolidating and conforming repetitive requirements that are common to all processes; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to the gating, greening, and leasing of alleys under the authority of City Charter Article II, ยง 35(e) and (f). BY repealing and reordaining Article 26 - Surveys, Streets, and Highways Subtitle 8A - Gating and Greening Alleys Baltimore City Code (Edition 2000)Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
14-0463 0 Rezoning - A Portion of 3901 Buena Vista AvenueOrdinanceRezoning - A Portion of 3901 Buena Vista Avenue FOR the purpose of changing the zoning for a portion of the property known as 3901 Buena Vista Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the M-1-1 Zoning District to the R-7 Zoning District.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
15-0502 0 Sale of Property - NS Worcester Street 417-10 NW Ridgely Street (Block 833, Lot 001A)OrdinanceSale of Property - NS Worcester Street 417-10 NW Ridgely Street (Block 833, Lot 001A) FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in certain property known as NS Worcester Street 417-10 NW Ridgely Street (Block 833, Lot 001A) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
15-0504 0 Collection of Taxes, Fees, etc. - Warning of Lien and Potential ForeclosureOrdinanceCollection of Taxes, Fees, etc. - Warning of Lien and Potential Foreclosure FOR the purpose of requiring certain City bills, invoices, and other statements to contain a warning of the potential consequences of a failure to pay.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
15-0507 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to a 2-Family Dwelling Unit in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 1912 West Baltimore StreetOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to a 2-Family Dwelling Unit in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 1912 West Baltimore Street FOR the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to a 2-family dwelling unit in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 1912 West Baltimore Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain lot area size and certain off-street parking requirements.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
15-0508 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to a 2-Family Dwelling Unit in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 1806 West Baltimore StreetOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to a 2-Family Dwelling Unit in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 1806 West Baltimore Street FOR the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to a 2-family dwelling unit in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 1806 West Baltimore Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting a variance from certain off-street parking requirements.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
15-0529 0 Historical and Architectural Preservation - 50th Anniversary ReauthorizationOrdinanceHistorical and Architectural Preservation - 50th Anniversary Reauthorization FOR the purpose of reconstituting and reauthorizing the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation; restating and clarifying the Commission's powers, duties, and functions; substituting a new, short-lived "Potential-Landmark List" for the current "Special List"; modifying the processes for designating Historical and Architectural Preservation Districts, Landmarks, and Potential Landmarks; modifying the procedures for protecting the exteriors, interiors, and appurtenant property of structures located within an Historical District or included on the Landmark List or Potential-Landmark List; modifying the provisions that require review of proposed alterations to "municipal structures"; providing for the establishment and maintenance of an Inventory of Historical Places, to serve primarily as a non-regulatory research and documentation instrument; modifying the procedures for reviewing and criteria for approving proposed alterations to protected structures; authorizing the Commission to delegate tApproved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
15-0544 0 Sale of Property - 3306 North Hilton Street, Unit 203OrdinanceSale of Property - 3306 North Hilton Street, Unit 203 FOR the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in certain property known as 3306 North Hilton Street, Unit 203 (Block 2913, Lot 028) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available