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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/25/2018 5:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Du Burns Council Chamber, 4th floor, City Hall
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Journal 6-25-18 Journal 6-25-18  
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18-0260 0 Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for City Council and Mayor ArticlesMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for City Council and Mayor Articles For the purpose of eliminating existing council district lines as a criteria for City Council redistricting; clarifying the Mayor’s powers as conservator of the peace; clarifying certain inherent responsibilities arising from the Mayor’s executive duties; deleting a redundant clause relating to the holding over of municipal officers; deleting a redundant clause relating to the prohibition on holding dual offices of profit; setting a special effective date; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.Withdrawn  Action details Not available
18-0261 0 Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Comptroller ArticleMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Comptroller Article For the purpose of clarifying the process for disposing of City property; simplifying language related to the allowed uses of proceeds from the sale of City property; removing carrying out the industrial and economic development powers vested in the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore by the provisions of subsection (15A) of Article II as an approved use for the proceeds from the sale of City property; requiring the Comptroller to appoint a Deputy City Auditor who would serve as acting City Auditor under certain specified circumstances; clarifying the City Auditor’s responsibility to report suspected fraud, waste, or abuse to the Inspector General under certain circumstances; requiring the City Auditor to adopt rules and regulations to carry out the powers, functions, and duties of the Department of Audits; changing the scheduling of required biennial audits of certain principal City agencies; removing the Baltimore Development Corporation from the list of principal City agencies required to be audited evWithdrawn  Action details Not available
18-0262 0 Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Board of Estimates ArticleMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Board of Estimates Article For the purpose of modernizing various public notice provisions, including removing mandatory requirements for notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Baltimore City; creating a process for the Board of Estimates to set the thresholds for contracts required to be formally advertised or be approved by the Board of Estimates; equalizing the requirements for both bids and proposals sought by the City; allow for earlier notice of City contracts; increasing the Board of Estimates flexibility in opening and awarding contracts; establishing a process to allow for more varied forms of bid security rather than just bid bonds; removing certain provisions from the Charter relating to bonding for City employees and the submission of plans to the Board of Estimates that are more appropriately handled by regulation; allowing for the State’s Attorney of Baltimore City to be covered by the Compensation Commission for Elected Officials; setting a special effective date; and submitting this Withdrawn  Action details Not available
18-0263 0 Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Office of the Inspector GeneralMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Charter Commission Recommendations for Office of the Inspector General For the purpose of repealing certain obsolete transition provisions; establishing an Office of the Inspector General headed by an Inspector General; providing for the establishment of an ad hoc board of the Office of the Inspector General to make recommendations regarding the appointment and removal of the Inspector General; allowing the Mayor and the City Council President to jointly appoint or remove the Inspector General after receiving recommendations from an ad hoc board of the Office of the Inspector General; establishing the powers, duties, and administration of the Office of the Inspector General; allowing the Inspector General to issue subpoenas; generally relating to the Office of the Inspector General; setting conditions for the initial Inspector General to assume office under the Charter; setting a special effective date; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.Withdrawn  Action details Not available
17-0119 0 RPP Area 9 (Federal Hill) - Exception for 819 and 821 Light StreetOrdinanceRPP Area 9 (Federal Hill) - Exception for 819 and 821 Light Street For the purpose of amending the Parking Management Plan for RPP Area 9 to add an exception to the Plan’s general permit allotments for dwelling units.   Action details Not available
18-0181 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 824 North Carrollton AvenueOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 824 North Carrollton 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 824 North Carrollton Avenue (Block 0090, Lot 009), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat.   Action details Not available
18-0193 0 Food Desert Incentive Areas - Expenditure Requirements for Tax CreditOrdinanceFood Desert Incentive Areas - Expenditure Requirements for Tax Credit For the purpose of establishing a new minimum expenditure requirement for substantially renovated supermarkets that is lower than the expenditure requirement for newly constructed supermarkets; and generally relating to the qualifications for a tax credit granted to certain supermarkets in a Food Desert Incentive Area.   Action details Not available
18-0196 0 Environmental Citations - Default PenaltyOrdinanceEnvironmental Citations - Default Penalty For the purpose of modifying the procedures for and maximum amounts of the default penalty imposed under an environmental citation on a person cited who neither pays the citation’s prescribed prepayable fine nor requests a hearing on the violation cited or who, having requested a hearing, fails to appear at the designated hearing; correcting, clarifying, and conforming related language; and generally related to the enforcement of environmental citations.   Action details Not available
18-0201 0 Waterfront Management District - Exemption from Supplemental TaxOrdinanceWaterfront Management District - Exemption from Supplemental Tax For the purpose of allowing the Waterfront Management Authority to exempt certain mixed use properties from the supplemental tax; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to the Waterfront Management District.   Action details Not available
18-0204 0 Dangerous Knives - Commercial Display to MinorsOrdinanceDangerous Knives - Commercial Display to Minors For the purpose of prohibiting the commercial display of certain dangerous knives to minors; conforming related provisions; and generally relating to the commercial display of dangerous knives.   Action details Not available
18-0206 0 City Streets - Opening - Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot AlleyOrdinanceCity Streets - Opening - Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot Alley For the purpose of condemning and opening Eastbourne Avenue, extending Westerly 284 feet, more or less, from a 10-foot alley to the westernmost extremity of it, and a 10-foot alley, extending Westerly 56.4 feet, more or less, from Elrino Street, as shown on Plat 336-A-34 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
18-0207 0 City Streets - Closing - Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot AlleyOrdinanceCity Streets - Closing - Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot Alley For the purpose of condemning and closing Eastbourne Avenue, extending Westerly 284 feet, more or less, from a 10-foot alley, to the westernmost extremity of it, and a 10-foot alley, extending Westerly 56.4 feet, more or less, from Elrino Street, as shown on Plat 336-A-34A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
18-0208 0 Sale of Property - Former Bed of Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot AlleyOrdinanceSale of Property - Former Bed of Eastbourne Avenue and a 10-Foot Alley 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 parcels of land known as the former bed of Eastbourne Avenue, extending Westerly 284 feet, more or less, from a 10-foot alley, to the westernmost extremity of it, and a 10-foot alley, extending Westerly 56.4 feet, more or less, from Elrino Street and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
18-0211 0 Bond Issue - Affordable Housing Loan - $10,000,000OrdinanceBond Issue - Affordable Housing Loan - $10,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution IV and Senate Resolution II of 2018 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding $10,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys' fees, and all other incidental expenses connected therewith, and the remainder of such proceeds to be used for or in connection with planning, developing, executing, and making operative the Affordable Housing Program of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, by purchase, lease, condemnation or any other legal means, of land or property, or any right, interest, franchise, easement or privilege therein, in the City of Baltimore; the payment of any and all costs a   Action details Not available
18-0212 0 Bond Issue - School Loan - $38,000,000OrdinanceBond Issue - School Loan - $38,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution II and Senate Resolution IV of 2018 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell, at any time or from time to time and in one or more series its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding $38,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys’ fees, and all other incidental expenses connected therewith ( which may include the proportion of the compensation of employees and general administrative expenses of the Department of Finance reasonably allocated to the issuance of the bonds); and the remainder of such proceeds shall be used for the acquisition, by purchase, lease, condemnation or any other legal means, of land or property, or any rights therein, in the City of Baltimore, and demolishing, constru   Action details Not available
18-0213 0 Bond Issue - Community and Economic Development Loan - $47,000,000OrdinanceBond Issue - Community and Economic Development Loan - $47,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution III and Senate Resolution I of 2018 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding $47,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys' fees, and all other incidental expenses connected therewith, and the remainder of such proceeds to be used for or in connection with planning, developing, executing, and making operative the community, commercial and industrial economic development programs of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, including, but not limited to, the acquisition, by purchase, lease, condemnation or any other legal means, of land or property, or any right, interest, franchise, easement or privilege therein, in t   Action details Not available
18-0214 0 Bond Issue - Recreation, Parks and Public Facilities Loan - $65,000,000OrdinanceBond Issue - Recreation, Parks and Public Facilities Loan - $65,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution I and Senate Resolution III of 2018 approved by the members of the Maryland General Assembly representing Baltimore City) to create a debt, and to issue and sell its certificates of indebtedness as evidence thereof, and proceeds not exceeding $65,000,000 from the sale of such certificates of indebtedness to be used for the cost of issuance, including the expense of engraving, printing, advertising, attorneys’ fees, and all other incidental expenses connected therewith (which may include the proportion of the compensation of employees and general administrative expenses of the Department of Finance reasonably allocated to the issuance of the bonds); for the development of the buildings and facilities owned or controlled by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the development of public park and recreational land, property, buildings, structures or facilitie   Action details Not available
18-0231 0 RPP Area 24 (Greenway) - Plan AmendmentOrdinanceRPP Area 24 (Greenway) - Plan Amendment For the purpose of amending the Parking Management Plan for RPP Area 24 to prohibit parking without an area 24 permit or visitor pass from 7:00 a.m. through 12 midnight, Monday through Saturday; correcting related language; and setting a special effective date.   Action details Not available
18-0235 0 Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $239,511OrdinanceSupplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $239,511 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $239,511 to the Health Department - Service 720 (HIV Treatment Services), to provide funding to facilitate the integration of Ryan White Services within the City; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
18-0236 0 Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $465,000OrdinanceSupplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $465,000 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary State Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $465,000 to the Health Department - Service 303 (Clinical Services), to provide funding for the development of the Sexual Health and Wellness Center that will house Ryan White, STI, and other programs, which provide early intervention services to individuals and families living in Baltimore with, affected by, or at high risk of HIV infection; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
18-0237 0 Supplementary Federal Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $1,059,448OrdinanceSupplementary Federal Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department - $1,059,448 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary Federal Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $1,059,448 to the Health Department - Service 720 (HIV Treatment Services), to provide funding for a demonstration project for HIV/STD prevention programs to help implement a systems-wide organizational trauma-informed approach and cultural shift to support client health and well-being; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
18-0268 0 Ordinance of Estimates Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Contribution to the Operating Budget of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for Fiscal Year 2019Mayor and City Council Res.Ordinance of Estimates Fiscal Year 2019 Capital Contribution to the Operating Budget of the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for Fiscal Year 2019 For the purpose of stating that Baltimore City’s Capital Budget contribution to Baltimore City’s Public Schools Capital Budget, as shown in Ordinance 18-139, is $19,000,000, instead of what was stated in Resolution 18-07, the Operating Budget for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
18-0269 0 Rezoning - 5601 Eastern AvenueOrdinanceRezoning - 5601 Eastern Avenue For the purpose of changing the zoning for the property known as 5601 Eastern Avenue (Block 6694, Lot 028), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-2 Zoning District to the C-3 Zoning District.Assigned  Action details Not available
18-0270 0 Planned Unit Development - Designation - 5601 Eastern AvenueOrdinancePlanned Unit Development - Designation - 5601 Eastern Avenue For the purpose of repealing the existing Development Plan for the 5601 Eastern Avenue Planned Unit Development and approving a new Development Plan for the 5601 Eastern Avenue Planned Unit Development.Assigned  Action details Not available
18-0090R 0 Investigative Hearing - Baltimore City Board of Liquor License CommissionersCity Council ResolutionInvestigative Hearing - Baltimore City Board of Liquor License Commissioners For the purpose of calling upon the Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City (BLLC) to prepare for and participate in a requested public hearing on the crucial issues raised by a coalition of North and Northeast Baltimore City community associations, including the need for improved Police Department-BLLC interagency communications and joint enforcement efforts to terminate Baltimore City liquor license establishments violating the safety and wellbeing of the neighborhoods where they are located.Assigned  Action details Not available
EA18-0147 0 Quintin LathanExecutive NominationQuintin Lathan Member - Board of Licenses for Towing Services - District 7Confirmed  Action details Not available
EA18-0148 0 Thomas ShowalterExecutive NominationThomas Showalter Member - Board of Licenses for Towing Services - District 10Confirmed  Action details Not available
EA18-0149 0 James H. FieldsExecutive NominationJames H. Fields Member - Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals - District 3Confirmed  Action details Not available
18-0199 0 Charter Amendment - Office of the Inspector GeneralMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Office of the Inspector General For the purpose of creating an independent Office of the Inspector General headed by an Inspector General; establishing the process for appointing and terminating the Inspector General; establishing the powers and duties of the Office of the Inspector General; appointing the Inspector General to serve as the Executive Director of the Board of Ethics; granting the Inspector General the authority to cancel or suspend certain contracts with the concurrence of the City Solicitor; setting a minimum guaranteed funding level for the Office of the Inspector General; setting a minimum guaranteed compensation level for the Inspector General; granting the Inspector General the power to issue subpoenas; requiring the Office of the Inspector General to issue an annual public report; requiring City employees and officials to forward certain types of complaints to the Office of the Inspector General; requiring the Office of the Inspector General to keep the identities of complainants confidential to the extent allowed by law; establishing procedu3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
18-0200 0 City Property - Renaming Radecke Park to Ralph Sears Fields at Radecke ParkOrdinanceCity Property - Renaming Radecke Park to Ralph Sears Fields at Radecke Park For the purpose of changing the name of Radecke Park, located at 5602 Radecke Avenue, to Ralph Sears Fields at Radecke Park.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
18-0216 0 City Property - Renaming Ambrose Kennedy Park to Henrietta Lacks Educational ParkOrdinanceCity Property - Renaming Ambrose Kennedy Park to Henrietta Lacks Educational Park For the purpose of changing the name of Ambrose Kennedy Park, located at 1002 Harford Avenue, to Henrietta Lacks Educational Park.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
18-0222 0 Charter Amendment - Equity Assistance FundMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Equity Assistance Fund For the purpose of authorizing the establishment of a continuing, nonlapsing Equity Assistance Fund, to be used exclusively to assist efforts that reduce inequity based on race, gender, or economic status in Baltimore; requiring that the annual Ordinance of Estimates include a specified appropriation for the Equity Assistance 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
18-0223 0 Equity Assessment ProgramOrdinanceEquity Assessment Program For the purpose of providing for the implementation of an Equity Assessment Program for Baltimore City, to be developed and overseen by the Department of Planning; requiring City agencies to assess existing and proposed policies and practices for disparate outcomes based on race, gender, or income and to proactively develop policies, practices, and investments to prevent and redress those disparate outcomes; defining certain terms; providing for the adoption of rules and regulations to carry out this Program; requiring certain notices and reports; and generally relating to the goal of eliminating structural and institutional racism and other forms of discrimination based on immutable characteristics.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
18-0229 0 Charter Amendment - Fair Election FundMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Fair Election Fund For the purpose of authorizing the establishment of a continuing, nonlapsing Fair Election Fund, to be used exclusively to administer a public financing option for political campaigns for Baltimore City elected offices; authorizing the Mayor and City Council to dedicate revenue to the Fair Election Fund by ordinance; establishing a Fair election Fund Commission to administer the 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
18-0251 0 Obstructing Traffic in an Intersection - $125 FineOrdinanceObstructing Traffic in an Intersection - $125 Fine For the purpose of changing the fine for obstructing or impeding the free flow of traffic within an intersection or a marked crosswalk from $250 to $125; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to fines for obstructing or impeding the free flow of traffic.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
18-0259 0 Fire Code - Repealing Appendix DOrdinanceFire Code - Repealing Appendix D For the purpose of amending the City Fire Code to repeal Appendix D {“Fire Apparatus Access Roads”}; and providing for a special effective date.Held for 1 meeting  Action details Not available
18-0264 0 Charter Amendment - Charter Commission General RecommendationsMayor and City Council Res.Charter Amendment - Charter Commission General Recommendations For the purpose of increasing the City’s record keeping flexibility; repealing an obsolete provision regarding the City’s official time; improving the City’s legislative and administrative flexibility by removing redundant Charter provisions and language more appropriate for ordinances or regulations; removing Charter provisions found to simply restate applicable State law; requiring the Department of Finance to employ at least 1 Certified Public Accountant to perform certain duties; allowing certain agencies to be designated by law to approve the withdrawal of City monies from depositories; removing certain formal lien requirements from the Charter; clarifying that the review of disciplinary matters by the Board of Fire Commissioners is at the request of the Fire Chief; clarifying the authority of the Mayor to appoint the Board of Recreation and Parks; modernizing various public notice provisions, including removing mandatory requirements for notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in Baltimore Cit3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
18-0080R 0 Traffic Light SynchronizationCity Council ResolutionTraffic Light Synchronization For the purpose of calling on the Department of Transportation to ensure that traffic lights city-wide are properly synchronized prior to the start of Baltimore’s “Don’t Block the Box” program.Adopted  Action details Not available
18-0215 0 Maryland Department of Transportation - County Transportation Revenue Bonds - Series 2018Mayor and City Council Res.Maryland Department of Transportation - County Transportation Revenue Bonds - Series 2018 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (the “City”) to enter into an agreement with the Maryland Department of Transportation in connection with the participation by the City in the proceeds derived from the sale of certain bonds, to be known as Department of Transportation of Maryland County Transportation Revenue Bonds, Series 2018 or as otherwise designated by the Secretary of Transportation and to be issued pursuant to Title 3, Subtitle 5 of the Transportation Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland, as amended; authorizing certain officials of the City to take certain actions in connection with the City’s participation in the proceeds of the sale of such bonds; providing for the pledge of the City’s share of Highway User Revenues to the payment of such bonds; providing that neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the City shall be pledged to the City’s payment obligations under the Participation Agreement identified herein; providing for the s3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
18-0228 0 Issuance of Revenue Obligations - Stormwater ProjectsOrdinanceIssuance of Revenue Obligations - Stormwater Projects For the purpose of authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery from time to time by the City of revenue obligations that may be issued by the City to finance or refinance stormwater facilities; prescribing that the maximum aggregate principal amount of such revenue obligations that may be outstanding at any one time is $202,000,000; authorizing the Board of Finance of the City to specify, prescribe, determine, provide for, approve, and amend the form, terms, provisions, manner or method of issuing and selling, the time or times of issuance, and all other details of the revenue obligations and any other matters necessary or desirable in connection with the authorization, issuance, sale, and payment of these revenue obligations; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the issuance and payment of revenue obligations.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available