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Meeting Name: City Council Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 6/15/2020 5:00 PM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Virtual Webex Meeting: Password: Baltimore https://bmore.webex.com/bmore/onstage/g.php?MTID=edb7d164c0c47593f6c2f98c51a4c3c60
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Journal 6/15/20 5 p.m Journal 6/15/20 5 p.m  
Attachments: Appendix A, Appendix B
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19-0462 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 3 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 2112 Saint Paul StreetOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 3 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variance - 2112 Saint Paul Street For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a single-family dwelling unit to 3 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property known as 2112 Saint Paul Street (Block 3810, Lot 030), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting a variance from certain off-street parking requirements.   Action details Not available
19-0465 0 Port Covington District and Port Covington Community Benefits District Management AuthorityOrdinancePort Covington District and Port Covington Community Benefits District Management Authority For the purpose of creating a community benefits district for Port Covington; specifying the boundaries of the district; creating a community benefits district management authority and providing for its rights, duties, and powers; providing for the selection and composition of the Authority’s Board of Directors; designating the initial interim board of the authority and providing for the selection and approval of a full board, including authority to establish up to three classes of board memberships with certain approval rights granted to each class; creating the administrator for the authority and approving a potential administrator; mandating the financial responsibilities of the Authority and the City in conjunction with the operation of the district; providing for a supplemental tax to be collected for the Authority; authorizing the creation of separate classes and subclasses of property for the purpose of establishing different rates of supplemental tax; authorizing the creation of credi   Action details Not available
19-0473 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 1758 Park AvenueOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 1758 Park 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 1758 Park Avenue (Block 0334, Lot 063), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain gross floor area per unit type, bulk regulations (lot area size), and off-street parking requirements.   Action details Not available
19-0480 0 Zoning - Use Standards - Neighborhood Commercial EstablishmentsOrdinanceZoning - Use Standards - Neighborhood Commercial Establishments For the purpose of allowing the limited expansion of a non-residential use into a newly constructed addition to the principal building; and conforming and clarifying related provisions.   Action details Not available
20-0484 0 Midtown Community Benefits District and Management Authority - Renewal Through June 30, 2024Mayor and City Council Res.Midtown Community Benefits District and Management Authority - Renewal Through June 30, 2024 For the purpose of renewing and continuing the Midtown Community Benefits District and Management Authority; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the activities and authority of the Midtown Community Benefits District and Management Authority.   Action details Not available
20-0505 0 Building, Fire, and Related Codes - 2020 EditionOrdinanceBuilding, Fire, and Related Codes - 2020 Edition For the purpose of adopting a revised Building, Fire, and Related Codes Article, comprising the Maryland Building Performance Standards (effective March 25, 2019), the International Building Code (2018 Edition), the National Electrical Code (2017 Edition), the International Fuel Gas Code (2018 Edition), the International Mechanical Code (2018 Edition), the International Plumbing Code (2018 Edition), the International Property Maintenance Code (2018 Edition), the International Fire Code (2018 Edition), the International Energy Conservation Code (2018 Edition), the International Residential Code for One- and Two-Family Dwellings (2018 Edition), the International Green Conservation Code (2012 Edition), and the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (2018 Edition), all as supplemented, amended, or otherwise modified by this Ordinance; providing for the effect, construction, and effective date of these new standards and codes; conforming, correcting, and clarifying certain language; providing for a special effective date; and generally r   Action details Not available
20-0518 0 RPP Area 2 (Morgan) - Plan AmendmentOrdinanceRPP Area 2 (Morgan) - Plan Amendment For the purpose of adding the 1500 and 1600 blocks of Argonne Drive, odd side, to the Parking Management Plan for RPP Area 2; and correcting related language.   Action details Not available
20-0519 0 Children and Youth Fund - Establishment of Permanent Fiscal AgentOrdinanceChildren and Youth Fund - Establishment of Permanent Fiscal Agent For the purpose of designating a permanent fiscal agent to administer the Children and Youth Fund; establishing that the fiscal agent be governed and administered by a Board of Directors; requiring that the Board of Directors adopt bylaws that detail the governance of the fiscal agent; requiring that the Board of Directors submit an annual proposed financial plan to the Board of Estimates; providing that the City Council hold annual public hearings into the activities of the fiscal agent; allowing for the City Council to refer a petition to dissolve the Board of Directors in certain situations to the Board of Estimates; including the fiscal agent and its Board of Directors within the coverage of the City Ethics Code; defining certain terms; generally relating to the administration and governance of the Children and Youth Fund; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
20-0521 1 Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Sheriff - $37,600OrdinanceSupplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Sheriff - $37,600 For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation in the amount of $37,600 to the Sheriff - Service 882 (Deputy Sheriff Enforcement), to provide funding to improve the recruitment and retention of the Sheriff’s court security officers; and providing for a special effective date.   Action details Not available
20-0526 0 Baltimore City COVID-19 Renter Relief ActOrdinanceBaltimore City COVID-19 Renter Relief Act For the purpose of prohibiting the increase of rent during and after certain declared emergencies; prohibiting certain notices to tenants; requiring certain notices to tenants; prohibiting certain late fees; defining certain terms; providing for a date of termination of the prohibitions; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to protecting Baltimore City tenants.   Action details Not available
EA20-0276 0 Natasha M. DartigueExecutive NominationNatasha M. Dartigue Member - Board of Directors for the Parking Authority of Baltimore City - District 3Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0536 0 Minority and Women’s Business Program - Interim ExtensionOrdinanceMinority and Women’s Business Program - Interim Extension For the purpose of postponing, for an interim period, the automatic termination of the Minority and Women’s Business Program; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to City procurement requirements.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0537 0 Sale of Property - 3200 East Biddle StreetOrdinanceSale of Property - 3200 East Biddle 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 3200 East Biddle Street (Ward 26, Section 20, Block 6150A, Lot 004) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0538 0 City Streets - Closing - 2 Portions of East Cromwell StreetOrdinanceCity Streets - Closing - 2 Portions of East Cromwell Street For the purpose of condemning and closing 2 portions of East Cromwell Street between the south side of East McComas Street and the east side of West Peninsula Drive, as shown on Plat 347-A-77 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0539 0 Rezoning - 555 Dundalk Avenue and Block 6694, Lot 142OrdinanceRezoning - 555 Dundalk Avenue and Block 6694, Lot 142 For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 555 Dundalk Avenue (Block 6694, Lot 141) and Block 6694, Lot 142, as outlined in blue on the accompanying plat, from the I-1 Zoning District to the IMU-2 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0540 0 Corrective - City Streets - Renaming Violet Hill White Way to Violet Hill Whyte WayOrdinanceCorrective - City Streets - Renaming Violet Hill White Way to Violet Hill Whyte Way For the purpose of changing the name of Violet Hill White Way, which is located between the 700 blocks of West Lexington Street and West Fayette Street and before Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, to Violet Hill Whyte Way.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0541 0 Zoning - Conditional Use Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 1711 Guilford AvenueOrdinanceZoning - Conditional Use Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 1711 Guilford 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 1711 Guilford Avenue (Block 1103, Lot 006), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0542 0 Commercial Vehicle Parking - Clarification of ScopeOrdinanceCommercial Vehicle Parking - Clarification of Scope For the purpose of clarifying certain exceptions regarding the prohibitions set forth in Article 31 {“Transit and Traffic”} on commercial vehicles parking; deleting an unnecessary limitation; conforming related provisions; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0543 0 COVID-19 Employee RetentionOrdinanceCOVID-19 Employee Retention For the purpose of requiring certain successor business employers taking control over certain businesses from incumbent business employers to retain certain employees; requiring the incumbent business employer to provide the successor business employer with a list of certain employees; permitting a successor business employer from not retaining certain employees under certain circumstances; requiring the posting of notice when certain business undergo a change in control; prohibiting retaliation against employees for seeking assistance from, or cooperating with, the Wage Commission; empowering the Wage Commission to issue subpoenas and administer oaths; establishing certain procedures for the administration of complaints by the Wage Commission; requiring certain reports; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0544 0 COVID-19 Laid-Off Employees Right of RecallOrdinanceCOVID-19 Laid-Off Employees Right of Recall For the purpose of requiring certain employers to recall certain employees who have been laid off after the imposition of the COVID-19 state of emergency; specifying the procedures by which the recall would operate; prohibiting retaliation against employees for seeking assistance from, or cooperating with, the Wage Commission; empowering the Wage Commission to issue subpoenas and administer oaths; establishing certain procedures for the administration of complaints by the Wage Commission; requiring certain reports; defining certain terms; establishing certain penalties; and providing for a special effective date.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0230R 0 Ending Police BrutalityCity Council ResolutionEnding Police Brutality For the purpose of joining our national leaders in coming together to address the issue of police brutality, rooting out and addressing its causes and calling on prosecutors and judges across the nation to stand firm against all who would use violence and ethnic intimidation to achieve their ends, whether as private citizens or as law enforcement officials.Adopted  Action details Not available
20-0231R 0 Informational Hearing - Bringing Back Victory GardensCity Council ResolutionInformational Hearing - Bringing Back Victory Gardens For the purpose of inviting the Health Commissioner, the Director of Recreation and Parks, the Director of Sustainability, and community leaders to discuss the efficacy of increasing community gardens within our neighborhoods in order to offset COVID-19 and its ancillary effects as well as generally making our City a greener, healthier, and cleaner place to live.Assigned  Action details Not available
20-0527 2 Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021OrdinanceOrdinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021 For the purpose of providing the appropriations estimated to be needed by each agency of the City of Baltimore for operating programs and capital projects during the Fiscal 2021 year.Advanced to 3rd Reader on same day  Action details Not available
20-0528 0 Annual Property Tax - Fiscal Year 2021OrdinanceAnnual Property Tax - Fiscal Year 2021 For the purpose of providing a tax for the use of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore for the period July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021; providing for estimated billings pursuant to State law; and setting the semiannual payment service charge for that period.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0533 0 Operating Budget for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021Mayor and City Council Res.Operating Budget for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021 For the purpose of approving the budget estimated to be needed for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for operating programs during Fiscal 2021; providing for certification of the approved budget to the State Superintendent of Schools; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
19-0436 0 City Streets - Closing - Three 10-Foot AlleysOrdinanceCity Streets - Closing - Three 10-Foot Alleys For the purpose of condemning and closing (1) a 10-foot alley extending from the west side of Delaware Avenue Southwesterly 128.5 feet, more or less, (2) a 10-foot alley extending from the northwest side of Virginia Avenue Northwesterly 395.0 feet, more or less, to the southeast side of Woodland Avenue, and (3) a 10-foot alley extending from the west side of Delaware Avenue Southwesterly 198.5 feet, more or less, as shown on Plat 298-A-17A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
19-0437 0 City Streets - Opening - North Durham StreetOrdinanceCity Streets - Opening - North Durham Street For the purpose of condemning and opening North Durham Street, extending from East Eager Street Northerly 433 feet, more or less, to the south side of East Chase Street, as shown on Plat 341-A-45 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
19-0438 0 City Streets - Closing - North Durham Street and a 16-Foot AlleyOrdinanceCity Streets - Closing - North Durham Street and a 16-Foot Alley For the purpose of condemning and closing North Durham Street, extending from East Eager Street Northerly 433 feet, more or less, to the south side of East Chase Street; and a 16-foot alley, extending from the west side of North Durham Street 136.8 feet, more or less, to the west side of North Wolfe Street, as shown on Plat 341-A-45A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0502 0 Woodberry Historic DistrictOrdinanceWoodberry Historic District For the purpose of designating the area located within certain boundaries as the Woodberry Historic District; providing for Planned Unit Development review by the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0482 0 Inclusionary Housing Requirements - “Sunset” ExtensionOrdinanceInclusionary Housing Requirements - “Sunset” Extension For the purpose of extending the automatic termination of Ordinance 07-474 {“Inclusionary Housing”}; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the promotion of affordable residential units.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0506 0 Baltimore City Critical Area Management Program - Critical Area Manual, Map, and ZoningOrdinanceBaltimore City Critical Area Management Program - Critical Area Manual, Map, and Zoning For the purpose of repealing the Baltimore City Critical Area Management Program and Document (2002 Edition) and approving and adopting a new Baltimore City Critical Area Management Program Manual (2020 Edition); repealing the Baltimore City Critical Area Program Map (adopted November 13, 2002) and approving and adopting a new Baltimore City Critical Area Program Map (2002 Edition); prohibiting certain additional uses and activities in certain areas of the Critical Area; defining and redefining certain terms; conforming, correcting, and clarifying Zoning Code provisions governing the Critical Area Overlay Zoning District; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the 2020 Baltimore City Critical Area Management Program, Map, and Zoning.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0511 0 Sale of Property - Former Bed of Cromwell StreetOrdinanceSale of Property - Former Bed of Cromwell 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 parcels of land known as the former bed of Cromwell Street no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0514 0 Bond Issue - Affordable Housing Loan - $12,000,000OrdinanceBond Issue - Affordable Housing Loan - $12,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution I and Senate Resolution I of 2020 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 $12,000,000 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 and 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0515 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 II of 2020 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, construc3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0516 0 Bond Issue - Community and Economic Development Loan - $38,000,000OrdinanceBond Issue - Community and Economic Development Loan - $38,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution III and Senate Resolution III of 2020 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 $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, 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 3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0517 0 Bond Issue - Public Infrastructure Loan - $72,000,000OrdinanceBond Issue - Public Infrastructure Loan - $72,000,000 For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to General Assembly House Resolution IV and Senate Resolution IV of 2020 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 $72,000,000 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 public infrastructure owned or controlled by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, and the construction and development of streets, bridges, courthouses, city office buildings, police stations, fire stations3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0534 0 Sale of Property - 5001 Reisterstown Road aka Langston Hughes Elementary SchoolOrdinanceSale of Property - 5001 Reisterstown Road aka Langston Hughes Elementary School 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 5001 Reisterstown Road aka Langston Hughes Elementary School (Block 4596, Lot 001) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.3rd Reader, for final passage  Action details Not available
20-0482 0 Inclusionary Housing Requirements - “Sunset” ExtensionOrdinanceInclusionary Housing Requirements - “Sunset” Extension For the purpose of extending the automatic termination of Ordinance 07-474 {“Inclusionary Housing”}; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the promotion of affordable residential units.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
20-0527 2 Ordinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021OrdinanceOrdinance of Estimates for the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2021 For the purpose of providing the appropriations estimated to be needed by each agency of the City of Baltimore for operating programs and capital projects during the Fiscal 2021 year.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
19-0477 0 Solid Waste Surcharges - ExemptionOrdinanceSolid Waste Surcharges - Exemption For the purpose of creating an exemption from any solid waste surcharge imposed by City Code Article 23, Subtitle 11 for solid waste that is destined for final disposal outside of Baltimore City; defining certain terms; conforming and clarifying related provisions; generally relating to solid waste surcharges; and providing for a special effective date.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
20-0522 0 Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals - Repeal of “Physically Present” RequirementsOrdinanceBoard of Municipal and Zoning Appeals - Repeal of “Physically Present” Requirements For the purpose of repealing certain provisions of the Zoning Code regarding the Board of Municipal and Zoning Appeals that require members of the Board to be “physically present” during a hearing and for voting; and providing for a special effective date.Approved and Sent to the Mayor  Action details Not available
20-0530 0 Post-COVID-19 Foreclosure Disincentive Act of 2020OrdinancePost-COVID-19 Foreclosure Disincentive Act of 2020 For the purpose of temporarily setting the transfer tax on certain foreclosed properties in Baltimore City at 100% of the property’s taxable basis; providing for a special effective date; and providing for an termination date.Withdrawn  Action details Not available