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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 7/17/2017 5:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Du Burns Council Chamber, 4th floor, City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Journal 7-17-17 Journal 7-17-17  
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EA17-0046 0 Helen HoltonExecutive NominationHelen Holton Member - City of Baltimore Employee Retirement System Board of TrusteesAssigned  Action details Not available
EA17-0047 0 Teresa Epps Cummings, Esq.Executive NominationTeresa Epps Cummings, Esq. Member - Ethics BoardAssigned  Action details Not available
EA17-0048 0 Pamela Marie SaulsburyExecutive NominationPamela Marie Saulsbury Member - Civil Service CommissionAssigned  Action details Not available
EA17-0049 0 Aaron N. TomarchioExecutive NominationAaron N. Tomarchio Member - Civil Service CommissionAssigned  Action details Not available
EA17-0050 0 Elva Elizabeth TillmanExecutive NominationElva Elizabeth Tillman Member - Board of Directors - Parking AuthorityAssigned  Action details Not available
EA17-0051 0 Pierce J. Flanigan, IVExecutive NominationPierce J. Flanigan, IV Member - Board of Directors - Parking AuthorityAssigned  Action details Not available
EA17-0052 0 Danielle A. WilliamsonExecutive NominationDanielle A. Williamson Member - Board of Directors - Parking AuthorityAssigned  Action details Not available
EA17-0053 0 Michael BravermanExecutive NominationMichael Braverman Director - Department of Housing and Community Development - 6th DistrictAssigned  Action details Not available
EA17-0054 0 Michelle PourciauExecutive NominationMichelle Pourciau Director - Department of Transportation - 11th DistrictAssigned  Action details Not available
17-0092 0 Morgan State University - Approving Application for Designation as a RISE Zone - Granting Enhanced Local Property Tax CreditMayor and City Council Res.Morgan State University - Approving Application for Designation as a RISE Zone - Granting Enhanced Local Property Tax Credit For the purpose of approving the designation of the Morgan State University 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 1500 Havenwood, Baltimore, Maryland (identified as Ward 27, Section 080, Block 3969, Lots 001, 045,045A and 046) (the “Property”); granting an enhanced local property tax credit for the Property; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0093 0 Zoning - Appeals to Zoning Board - CorrectiveOrdinanceZoning - Appeals to Zoning Board - Corrective For the purpose of deleting certain court-imposed statutory provisions, since rendered inoperative by Ch. 596, Acts of 2017, which direct persons aggrieved by land-use decisions of the Planning Commission (among certain other “authorized administrative officer[s] or unit[s]”) to appeal those decisions to the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals, rather than seeking their judicial review; conforming the new Zoning Code to decades of City practice and procedures that recognize the final-administrative status of Planning Commission decisions; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0094 0 Sale of Property - NS Eastern Avenue Underpass NWC Macon Street (Block 6326, Lots 1-10)OrdinanceSale of Property - NS Eastern Avenue Underpass NWC Macon Street (Block 6326, Lots 1-10) For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all of its interest in certain property known as NS Eastern Avenue Underpass NEC Macon Street (Block 6326, Lots 1-10) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0095 0 Public Ethics Law - City Board of Liquor License Commissioners - Conformance to New State LawOrdinancePublic Ethics Law - City Board of Liquor License Commissioners - Conformance to New State Law For the purpose of amending the Baltimore City Public Ethics Law to comply with Chapter 519, 2017 Acts of the General Assembly, which subjects the members and employees of virtually all local liquor control boards and local boards of liquor license commissioners, including the Baltimore City Board of Liquor License Commissioners, to the restrictions and requirements of the Maryland Public Ethics Law and, consequently, under the exclusive jurisdiction of the State Ethics Commission; and providing for a special effective date coinciding with the effective date of Chapter 519.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0096 0 Zoning - After-Hours Establishments; LoungesOrdinanceZoning - After-Hours Establishments; Lounges For the purpose of allowing certain after-hours establishments and certain lounges only in certain commercial and industrial zoning districts; defining certain terms; imposing certain standards; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the zoning and development laws of Baltimore City.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0097 0 Charter Amendment - Tenant Legal Assistance FundMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Tenant Legal Assistance Fund For the purpose of authorizing the establishment of a continuing, nonlapsing Tenant Legal Assistance Fund, to be used exclusively to assist low-income tenants with housing-related legal services; authorizing the Mayor and City Council to dedicate revenue to the Tenant Legal Assistance Fund by ordinance; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0098 0 Water Bills - Restoring Informal ConferencesOrdinanceWater Bills - Restoring Informal Conferences For the purpose of requiring the Director of Public Works to provide informal conferences to certain customers seeking an abatement of water charges before water service is cut-off for nonpayment, or other actions are taken to collect on delinquent water accounts; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to City water billing.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0099 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Banquet Hall - The Second Floor Rear Area and the Adjoining Fenced-In Patio - 5604 York Road (AKA 5609 Hess Avenue)OrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Banquet Hall - The Second Floor Rear Area and the Adjoining Fenced-In Patio - 5604 York Road (AKA 5609 Hess Avenue) For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a banquet Hall on the second floor rear area and the adjoining fenced-in patio on the property known as 5604 York Road (aka 5609 Hess Avenue), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0100 0 Repeal of Ordinance 11-571 - The District at Canton Crossing Planned Unit DevelopmentOrdinanceRepeal of Ordinance 11-571 - The District at Canton Crossing Planned Unit Development For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 11-571, as amended by Ordinances 12-13 and 12-86, which designated certain properties as a Business Planned Unit Development known as The District at Canton Crossing; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0101 0 RPP Area 2 (Morgan) - Plan AmendmentOrdinanceRPP Area 2 (Morgan) - Plan Amendment For the purpose of amending the Parking Management Plan for RPP Area 2 to except certain parking lanes from that Areas’s permit parking restrictions; and correcting related language.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0102 0 Complete StreetsOrdinanceComplete Streets For the purpose of requiring the Transportation Department to construct and operate a comprehensive Complete Streets Transportation System; creating a Complete Streets Coordinating Council to make certain recommendations and oversee certain activities regarding the Complete Streets Transportation System; establishing certain design standards and requiring the Transportation Department to use the latest and best design standards in constructing and operating the Complete Streets Transportation System; requiring the Transportation Department, in consultation with the Coordinating Council and after public notice and a public comment period, to adopt a Complete Streets Manual to carry out this Ordinance; requiring that the Transportation Director, in consultation with the Coordinating Council, to prepare an Annual Complete Streets Report, assessing the status of the Complete Streets Transportation System, and to conduct public meetings and other community engagement and outreach activities to present the Complete Streets Annual Report to the public and to solicit input;Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0103 0 Rezoning - 1700 West 41st StreetOrdinanceRezoning - 1700 West 41st Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 1700 West 41st Street (Block 3575C, Lot 067), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-2 Zoning District to the I-MU Zoning District.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0104 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Tavern - 1700 West 41st StreetOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Tavern - 1700 West 41st Street For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a tavern on the property known as 1700 West 41st Street (Block 3575C, Lot 067), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0105 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 2428 Druid Hill AvenueOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 2428 Druid Hill Avenue For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 2 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 2428 Druid Hill Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain lot area per dwelling unit, gross floor area, and off-street parking requirements.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0106 0 Rezoning - 3601-3605 Park Heights AvenueOrdinanceRezoning - 3601-3605 Park Heights Avenue For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 3601-3605 Park Heights Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-6 Zoning District to the C-1 Zoning District.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0107 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Retail Goods Establishment (With Alcoholic Beverages Sales) - 3601-3605 Park Heights AvenueOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Retail Goods Establishment (With Alcoholic Beverages Sales) - 3601-3605 Park Heights Avenue For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the establishment, maintenance, and operation of a retail goods establishment (with alcoholic beverages sales) on the property known as 3601-3605 Park Heights Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0108 0 Urban Renewal - Mt. Washington Village Business Area - Amendment _OrdinanceUrban Renewal - Mt. Washington Village Business Area - Amendment _ For the purpose of amending the Urban Renewal Plan for Mt. Washington Village Business Area to modify the boundaries of the Renewal Plan, to delete certain provisions of the Plan pertaining to powers of acquisition and condemnation made obsolete by § 12-105.1 of the Real Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, to revise certain Exhibits to reflect the boundary modifications of the Plan and to reflect a change in zoning, upon approval by separate Ordinance, for a portion of the property known as 1700 South Road, and to delete a certain Exhibit made obsolete by § 12-105.1 of the Real Property Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland; 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
17-0109 0 Rezoning - A Portion of 1700 South RoadOrdinanceRezoning - A Portion of 1700 South Road For the purpose of changing the zoning for a portion of the property known as 1700 South Road, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-1D Zoning District to the OR-1 Zoning District.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0110 0 Baltimore City Landmark List: Exteriors - Our Saviour Lutheran ChurchOrdinanceBaltimore City Landmark List: Exteriors - Our Saviour Lutheran Church For the purpose of designating Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 3301 The Alameda, as an historical landmark: exterior.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0111 0 Weapons - Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public AssemblyOrdinanceWeapons - Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly For the purpose of prohibiting the wearing, carrying, or knowingly transporting of handguns near certain places of public assembly; creating certain exceptions; defining a certain term; establishing a certain mandatory penalty; setting a special effective date; and generally relating to handguns.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0032R 0 Potential Negative Impacts of the Proposed Federal Budget on Baltimore CityCity Council ResolutionPotential Negative Impacts of the Proposed Federal Budget on Baltimore City For the purpose of condemning the inequitable and shortsighted proposed federal budget, calling on the Maryland delegation to the 115th United States Congress to oppose the current budget proposals, and requesting that representatives from the City agencies most likely to be negatively impacted by proposed federal budget cuts appear before the City Council to discuss how the cuts might impact their work with the citizens of Baltimore and what mitigating steps can be, and are being, taken to continue vital services threatened by the current federal administrationAdopted  Action details Not available
17-0033R 0 Human Trafficking TaskforceCity Council ResolutionHuman Trafficking Taskforce For the purpose of calling for a multi-agency and citywide taskforce to provide coordinating opportunities for addressing sex trafficking and complete a strategic plan for addressing human trafficking and the curtailing of trafficking.Adopted  Action details Not available
17-0034R 0 Request for State Action - Set a Strong Nitrogen Oxides Limit for the Wheelabrator Baltimore IncineratorCity Council ResolutionRequest for State Action - Set a Strong Nitrogen Oxides Limit for the Wheelabrator Baltimore Incinerator For the purpose of urging the Maryland Department of the Environment to set a nitrogen oxides pollution limit for the Wheelabrator Baltimore incinerator that is no higher than the 150 ppm standard on a 24-hour average that has been adopted by Connecticut and New Jersey and proposed in Massachusetts, or, if at all possible, significantly lower than 150 ppm in order to provide maximum air quality benefits to residents of Baltimore.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0035R 0 Investigative Hearing - Employees’ Retirement System Funding RatioCity Council ResolutionInvestigative Hearing - Employees’ Retirement System Funding Ratio For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Baltimore City Employees’ Retirement System to appear before the City Council to discuss the system’s current low funding ratio and its plans to ensure that the City will be able to meet all of its retirement obligations to its employees without placing an unreasonable burden on City taxpayers.Assigned  Action details Not available
17-0036R 0 Request for State Action - Strengthening Penalties for Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting a HandgunCity Council ResolutionRequest for State Action - Strengthening Penalties for Wearing, Carrying, or Transporting a Handgun For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore City Delegation to the Maryland General Assembly to act to strengthen penalties for wearing, carrying, or transporting a handgun by securing the enactment of legislation that limits discretion to suspend sentences and increases the penalties for repeat offenders who continue to illegally possess handguns.Adopted  Action details Not available
17-0067 0 Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - State’s Attorney - $1,190,562OrdinanceSupplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - State’s Attorney - $1,190,562 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $1,190,562 to the State’s Attorney - Service 786 (Victim Witness Services), to provide funding for the development and implementation of strategies specifically intended to provide assistance to victims of crime in the City of Baltimore; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0087 0 Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Fire Department - $6,000,000OrdinanceSupplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Fire Department - $6,000,000 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $6,000,000 to the Fire Department - Service 602 (Fire Suppression and Emergency Rescue), to provide funding for additional operating expenses; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0088 0 Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Police Department - $9,000,000OrdinanceSupplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Police Department - $9,000,000 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $9,000,000 to the Police Department - Service 622 (Police Patrol), to provide funding for additional operating expenses; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0089 0 General Fund Appropriation Transfer - M-R: Debt Service (Service 123 - General Debt Service) to the Police Department (Service 622 - Police Patrol) - $9,000,000OrdinanceGeneral Fund Appropriation Transfer - M-R: Debt Service (Service 123 - General Debt Service) to the Police Department (Service 622 - Police Patrol) - $9,000,000 For the purpose of transferring a General Fund Appropriation in the amount of $9,000,000 from M-R: Debt Service (Service 123 - General Debt Service) to the Police Department (Service 622 - Police Patrol); and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0051 0 City Streets - Opening - East Fairmount Avenue and a Portion of Aisquith StreetOrdinanceCity Streets - Opening - East Fairmount Avenue and a Portion of Aisquith Street For the purpose of condemning and opening East Fairmount Avenue and a portion of Aisquith Street bounded by East Fayette Street, Aisquith Street, East Baltimore Street, and East Street, as shown on Plat 227-A-24 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0052 0 City Streets - Closing - East Fairmount Avenue and a Portion of Aisquith StreetOrdinanceCity Streets - Closing - East Fairmount Avenue and a Portion of Aisquith Street For the purpose of condemning and closing East Fairmount Avenue and a portion of Aisquith Street bounded by East Fayette Street, Aisquith Street, East Baltimore Street, and East Street, as shown on Plat 227-A-24A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0090 0 Baltimore City Landmark List: Exteriors - Harry O. Wilson HouseOrdinanceBaltimore City Landmark List: Exteriors - Harry O. Wilson House For the purpose of designating the Harry O. Wilson House, 4423 Craddock Avenue, as an historical landmark: exterior.Advanced to 3rd Reader on same day  Action details Not available
17-0019 0 Bike Lanes - Increased Parking PenaltiesOrdinanceBike Lanes - Increased Parking Penalties For the purpose of allowing for the towing of vehicles in properly marked and designated bike lanes; increasing the fine for parking or standing in a bike lane; and generally relating to bike lanes.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0034 0 Metropolitan District of Baltimore County - Extension 165OrdinanceMetropolitan District of Baltimore County - Extension 165 For the purpose of consenting to and approving a petition to extend the Metropolitan District of Baltimore County to a certain tract of land; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0064 0 Commemorative Days - Henrietta Lacks DayOrdinanceCommemorative Days - Henrietta Lacks Day For the purpose of declaring October 4 of each year to be Henrietta Lacks Day and requiring the Mayor to proclaim Henrietta Lacks Day on October 4 of each year.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0069 0 City Property - Renaming John Eager Howard Elementary School to Dorothy I. Height Elementary SchoolOrdinanceCity Property - Renaming John Eager Howard Elementary School to Dorothy I. Height Elementary School For the purpose of changing the name of John Eager Howard Elementary School (School #61), located at 2011 Linden Avenue, to Dorothy I. Height Elementary School (School #61).3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0078 0 Private Streets - Naming an Unnamed 190-Foot Street, Located in the Vicinity of 301 East Cromwell Street, Rye StreetOrdinancePrivate Streets - Naming an Unnamed 190-Foot Street, Located in the Vicinity of 301 East Cromwell Street, Rye Street For the purpose of naming an unnamed, private 190-foot street, located in the vicinity of 301 East Cromwell Street in Port Covington, Rye Street.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0042 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of 1 Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 2304 North Fulton AvenueOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of 1 Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 2304 North Fulton Avenue For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of 1 dwelling unit to 2 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 2304 North Fulton Avenue, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting a variance for certain off-street parking requirements.3rd Reader, to be held one meeting  Action details Not available
17-0062 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of 1 Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 2216 Eutaw PlaceOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of 1 Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 2216 Eutaw Place For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of 1 dwelling unit to 2 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 2216 Eutaw Place, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0075 0 Zoning - Legislative Authorizations - CorrectiveOrdinanceZoning - Legislative Authorizations - Corrective For the purpose of deleting a Council-hearing deadline that fails to account for the required procedures and time-frames for seeking and obtaining preliminary agency reviews and reports to the Council; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to Council procedures for bills proposing legislative authorizations.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0080 0 Rezoning - 127, 129, 133, and 135 W. West Street and 1220 Race StreetOrdinanceRezoning - 127, 129, 133, and 135 W. West Street and 1220 Race Street For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 127, 129, 133, and 135 W. West Street (Block 0962, Lots 14, 15, 17, and 18) , as outlined in blue on the accompanying plat, from the OR-1 Zoning District to the TOD-4 Zoning District, and changing the zoning for the property known as 1220 Race Street (Block 0962, Lot 31A), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the TOD-1 Zoning District to the TOD-4 Zoning District.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0081 0 Rezoning - 5717 and 5723 Harford RoadOrdinanceRezoning - 5717 and 5723 Harford Road For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 5717 and 5723 Harford Road, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-4 Zoning District to the C-2 Zoning District.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
17-0090 0 Baltimore City Landmark List: Exteriors - Harry O. Wilson HouseOrdinanceBaltimore City Landmark List: Exteriors - Harry O. Wilson House For the purpose of designating the Harry O. Wilson House, 4423 Craddock Avenue, as an historical landmark: exterior.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
17-0027 0 Bus Lanes and Stops - Prohibited ParkingOrdinanceBus Lanes and Stops - Prohibited Parking For the purpose of allowing the Director of Transportation to designate bus lanes and bus stops on City streets; prohibiting parking in designated bus lanes and stops; allowing for the towing of vehicles in properly marked and designated bus lanes and stops; setting certain penalties; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to bus lanes and bus stops.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
17-0068 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; clarifying a description of certain properties excepted from the Supplemental Tax; making this ordinance subject to certain contingencies; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the Waterfront Management District and Authority.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available