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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 1/11/2016 5:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Du Burns Council Chamber, 4th floor, City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Journal 1-11-16 Journal 1-11-16  
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15-0467 0 Departments of Public Works, Transportation, and General Services - Conforming Code References to Charter AllocationsOrdinanceDepartments of Public Works, Transportation, and General Services - Conforming Code References to Charter Allocations FOR the purpose of correcting agency references rendered obsolete by Charter amendments that have reallocated various powers and duties among these agencies; repealing certain obsolete or obsolescent provisions related to these and other units of City government; correcting, clarifying, and conforming the language of related provisions; and generally relating to the administration and regulation of public works, surveys, public and private streets, highways, rights-of-way, transit and traffic, and general services.   Action details Not available
15-0549 0 Release of Right-of-Way - a 20-Foot Wide Right-of-Way through the Former Bed of Tyson StreetOrdinanceRelease of Right-of-Way - a 20-Foot Wide Right-of-Way through the Former Bed of Tyson Street FOR the purpose of authorizing the release and surrender by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore of all its interests in and to the 20-foot wide right-of-way heretofore granted the City of Baltimore through the former bed of Tyson Street, extending from West Franklin Street northerly 380 feet, more or less, to West Centre Street, in the vicinity of North Howard Street and Park Avenue, the location and course of the 20-foot wide right-of-way to be released being shown on a plat numbered RW 20-36387 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.   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.   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.   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.   Action details Not available
15-0579 0 Fire and Police Employees- Retirement System - Regular InterestOrdinanceFire and Police Employees- Retirement System - Regular Interest FOR the purpose of modifying the definition of "regular interest" for valuation purposes; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
15-0586 0 University of Maryland Baltimore BioPark Development DistrictOrdinanceUniversity of Maryland Baltimore BioPark Development District FOR the purpose of designating a "development district" to be known as the "University of Maryland Baltimore BioPark Development District"; providing for and determining various matters in connection with the establishment of the development district; creating a special, tax increment fund for the development district; allocating certain property taxes to that fund; making certain findings and determinations; providing for a special effective date; and generally providing for matters relating to the designation and operation of the development district and the establishment and use of the special, tax increment fund to provide for the payment by or reimbursement to the City for debt service which the City is obligated to pay or has paid (whether such obligation is general or limited) on any special obligation bonds or notes issued by the City in connection with the development district, the replenishment of any reserve fund, and the payment of certain expenses and administrative costs related to the operation of the devel   Action details Not available
15-0588 0 University of Maryland Baltimore BioPark Special Taxing DistrictOrdinanceUniversity of Maryland Baltimore BioPark Special Taxing District FOR the purpose of designating a "special taxing district" to be known as the "University of Maryland Baltimore BioPark Special Taxing District"; providing for and determining various matters in connection with the establishment of the special taxing district; creating a special fund for the special taxing district; providing for the levy of a special tax on all taxable real and personal property located in the special taxing district; authorizing the pledge of the special tax revenues to the payment by or reimbursement to the City for debt service on any special obligation bonds or notes issued by the City in connection with the special taxing district, the replenishment of any reserve fund; providing for a special effective date; and generally providing for matters relating to the designation and operation of the special taxing district, the establishment and use of the special fund, and the payment of certain expenses and administrative costs related to the operation of the special taxing district.   Action details Not available
15-0591 0 Solid Waste Management Plan for 2013-2023 - AmendmentsMayor and City Council Res.Solid Waste Management Plan for 2013-2023 - Amendments FOR the purpose of amending the City's Solid Waste Management Plan for 2013-2023 to include certain supplemental information required by the State; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the Solid Waste Management Plan for Baltimore City.   Action details Not available
EA16-0307 0 Sadie Rain DrescherExecutive NominationSadie Rain Drescher Member - Environmental Control Board - 1st DistrictAssigned  Action details Not available
16-0613 0 Corrective Bill 2016OrdinanceCorrective Bill 2016 FOR the purpose of correcting certain technical errors and omissions in the City Code; repealing certain obsolete, obsolescent, or otherwise preempted, superseded, or superfluous provisions; correcting, clarifying, and conforming certain language; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
16-0614 0 Tax Sales - Interest Rate on RedemptionsOrdinanceTax Sales - Interest Rate on Redemptions FOR the purpose of reducing the interest rate applicable to the redemption of certain residential property from a tax sale.Assigned  Action details Not available
16-0615 0 Baltimore City Open Data ProgramOrdinanceBaltimore City Open Data Program FOR the purpose of enacting an Open Data Program for Baltimore City; providing for the implementation and governance of this Program; providing for the continued maintenance of the "Open Baltimore" Web Portal; specifying the nature of the datasets to be published on this open data portal; stating certain disclaimers; requiring certain reports; defining certain terms; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
16-0616 0 Hookah LoungesOrdinanceHookah Lounges FOR the purpose of authorizing hookah lounges as conditional uses (ordinance required) in certain zoning districts; defining certain terms; specifying certain considerations for these uses; excepting hookah lounges from the definition of an after-hours establishment; excepting hookah lounges from the City's indoor smoking restrictions, subject to certain conditions; repealing two other, preempted and no-longer valid, exceptions to the City's indoor smoking restrictions; excepting properly zoned hookah lounges from having to obtain a late-night operations license; and generally relating to the zoning and operation of hookah lounges.Assigned  Action details Not available
16-0617 0 Sugar-Sweetened Beverages - Warning LabelsOrdinanceSugar-Sweetened Beverages - Warning Labels FOR the purpose of requiring certain health warnings to be given by certain advertisers and purveyors of sugar-sweetened beverages; defining relevant terms; imposing certain civil and criminal and criminal penalties; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
16-0618 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of 2 Dwelling Units to 3 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 630 North Gilmor StreetOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of 2 Dwelling Units to 3 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 630 North Gilmor Street FOR the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of 2 dwelling units to 3 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 630 North Gilmor Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.Assigned  Action details Not available
16-0619 0 Minority and Women's Business Enterprises - Small Local Business Enterprise Procurement PreferencesOrdinanceMinority and Women's Business Enterprises - Small Local Business Enterprise Procurement Preferences FOR the purpose of creating a Small Local Business Enterprise ("SLBE") Program, to be administered by the Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office; requiring the establishment of Goal Setting Committees for certain specified industry categories; defining certain terms; establishing the eligibility requirements for firms seeking to participate in the SLBE Program; establishing graduation and suspension criteria for firms in the SLBE Program; authorizing the City to employ various affirmative procurement initiatives to promote the award of City contracts to SLBEs; requiring annual reports on the SLBE Program; requiring periodic hearings on and review of the SLBE Program; providing for the appeal of certain adverse determinations by the Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office; setting certain penalties; correcting, conforming, and clarifying related provisions; and generally relating to City procurement requirements.Assigned  Action details Not available
16-0280R 0 Investigative Hearing - Lead Paint Poisoning and Baltimore's ChildrenCity Council ResolutionInvestigative Hearing - Lead Paint Poisoning and Baltimore's Children FOR the purpose of assessing the status and accelerating the pace of eradicating lead paint poisoning in Baltimore City and Maryland as a whole and working to achieve consensus on the coordinated roles and investments required to spare Baltimore's families and children from another generation of this devastating and preventable disease.Assigned  Action details Not available
16-0281R 0 Request for State Action - Override the Veto of HB 980/SB 340City Council ResolutionRequest for State Action - Override the Veto of HB 980/SB 340 FOR the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to complete the work of restoring voting rights to all members of our communities that it began by passing HB 980/SB 340 in the last session by overriding the Governor's veto of this important legislation.Adopted  Action details Not available
16-0282R 0 Request for State Action - Support the Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2016City Council ResolutionRequest for State Action - Support the Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2016 FOR the purpose of calling for passage and enactment of House Bill 31 and Senate Bill 57, the Community Cleanup and Greening Act of 2016, to ban most carry-out plastic bag distribution by retailers and institute fees for disposable carry-out paper bags in order to reduce plastic trash in our neighborhoods, create a more sustainable future for our waterways and Bay, and lower overhead costs for our retailers.Adopted  Action details Not available
15-0278R 0 Informational Hearing - Changes to Food Supplement Program Benefits ScheduleCity Council ResolutionInformational Hearing - Changes to Food Supplement Program Benefits Schedule FOR the purpose of requesting that representatives from the Health Department and the State Department of Human Resources appear before the City Council to discuss the change in the SNAP benefit distribution schedule, the short and long term pluses and minuses of this shift, and what resources are available to assist SNAP recipients who may experience difficulties in feeding their families while the benefit schedule is adjusted.Adopted  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.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
15-0252R 0 Request for State Action - Baltimore City Police CommissionCity Council ResolutionRequest for State Action - Baltimore City Police Commission FOR the purpose of calling on the General Assembly to enact, and the Governor to sign, legislation authorizing Baltimore City to establish a Police Commission composed of City residents appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council to oversee the Baltimore City Police Department.Adopted  Action details Not available
15-0253R 0 Request for State Action - Strengthening the Civilian Review BoardCity Council ResolutionRequest for State Action - Strengthening the Civilian Review Board FOR the purpose of calling on the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to introduce, and secure enactment of, legislation authorizing the Mayor and City Council to strengthen the Baltimore City Police Department's Civilian Review Board.Adopted  Action details Not available
12-0062 0 Planned Unit Development - Designation - Holabird Manor CondominiumsOrdinancePlanned Unit Development - Designation - Holabird Manor Condominiums FOR the purpose of repealing the existing Planned Unit Development for Holabird Manor Senior Retirement Community and approving a new Development Plan for the Holabird Manor Condominiums Planned Unit Development.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
15-0553 0 Planned Unit Development - Designation - 4701 O'Donnell StreetOrdinancePlanned Unit Development - Designation - 4701 O'Donnell Street FOR the purpose of approving the application of 4701 O'Donnell Street, LLC, owner of certain property located at 4701 O'Donnell Street, to have that property designated an Industrial Planned Unit Development; and approving the Development Plan submitted by the applicant.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
15-0554 0 Planned Unit Development - Brewers HillOrdinancePlanned Unit Development - Brewers Hill FOR the purpose of repealing the existing Development Plan for the Brewers Hill Planned Unit Development and approving a new Development Plan for the Brewers Hill Planned Unit Development.3rd Reader, for final passage  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.3rd Reader, for final passage  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.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
13-0299 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a 1-Family Dwelling Unit to a 2-Family Dwelling Unit in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 2642 McElderry StreetOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a 1-Family Dwelling Unit to a 2-Family Dwelling Unit in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 2642 McElderry Street FOR the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a 1-family dwelling unit to a 2-family dwelling unit in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 2642 McElderry Street, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain lot size, rear yard setback, and off-street parking requirements.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
15-0584 0 Psychoactive SubstancesOrdinancePsychoactive Substances FOR the purpose of prohibiting the distribution of psychoactive substances; defining certain terms; imposing administrative sanctions, civil fines, and criminal penalties for violations; and providing for the seizure, testing, and destruction of these substances.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
15-0590 0 Demolition, etc., of City StructuresOrdinanceDemolition, etc., of City Structures FOR the purpose of prohibiting the demolition or reconstruction of certain City-owned structures unless expressly authorized by an ordinance of the Mayor and City Council; defining certain terms; and requiring that, on introduction of a proposed authorizing ordinance, the bill be referred to certain agencies for their reports and recommendations.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available