City of Baltimore  
City Council  
City Hall, Room 408  
100 North Holliday Street  
Baltimore, Maryland 21202  
Meeting Agenda - Final  
Monday, March 13, 2023  
5:00 PM  
Du Burns Council Chambers, 4th Floor, City Hall  
Baltimore City Council  
Nicholas J. Mosby, President of the Council - District 1: Zeke Cohen - District 2:  
Danielle N. McCray - District 3: Ryan Dorsey - District 4: Mark Conway - District 5:  
Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer - District 6: Sharon Green Middleton - District 7: James  
Torrence - District 8: Kristerfer Burnett - District 9: John T. Bullock - District 10:  
Phylicia Porter - District 11: Eric T. Costello - District 12: Robert Stokes, Sr. - District  
13: Antonio Glover - District 14: Odette Ramos  
Call to Order  
Invocation  
Pastor John Love, Greater Grace World Outreach  
Pledge of Allegiance  
Showcase Baltimore  
Roll Call  
Approval of the Journal  
February 27, 2023  
Communications from the Mayor  
Bills Signed by the Mayor  
February 24, 2023 and March 1, 2023  
22-0227  
Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2  
Dwellings Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 43-45 South Carey Street  
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 43-45 South Carey Street (Block 223, Lot 025), as outlined in  
red on the accompanying plat.  
Sponsors:  
John T. Bullock  
22-0261  
Rezoning - 801 South Haven Street, Block 6458/Lot 004A, and Block  
6467/Lot 021A, and a Portion of Block 6458/Lot 004  
For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 801 South Haven  
Street, Block 6458/Lot 004A, and Block 6467/Lot 021A, and a portion of Block  
6458/Lot 004, as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the I-2 and IMU-2  
Zoning Districts to the R-8 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Zeke Cohen  
22-0276  
Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2  
Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 2722 Auchentoroly  
Terrace  
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 2722 Auchentoroly Terrace (Block 3229, Lot 30), as outlined in  
red on the accompanying plat; and granting variances from certain bulk regulations  
(lot area size) and required off-street parking requirements..  
Sponsors:  
James Torrence  
22-0299  
Tax Credits - Historic Properties - Application Extension  
For the purpose of extending the period within which applications may be accepted  
for the historic improvement tax credit and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
John T. Bullock, Eric T. Costello, James Torrence, Robert Stokes, Sr., Kristerfer Burnett,  
Zeke Cohen, Mark Conway, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Antonio Glover, Sharon Green  
Middleton  
Executive Nominations  
EA23-0179  
EA23-0180  
EA23-0181  
EA23-0182  
EA23-0183  
EA23-0184  
EA23-0185  
John A. McCauley  
Member - Board of Ethics - District 6  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Rachel Marquez  
Member - Commission for Women - District 14  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Flor de Maria Giusti  
Member - Baltimore Hispanic Commission - District 5  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Kevin Griffin Moreno  
Member - Baltimore Hispanic Commission - District 14  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Marly Cardona Moz, M.A.  
Member - Baltimore Hispanic Commission - District 1  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Giuliana Valencia-Banks  
Member - Baltimore Hispanic Commission - District 7  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Lydia Walther-Rodriguez  
Member - Baltimore Hispanic Commission - District 2  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Bills Introduced  
23-0362  
In Rem Foreclosure - Scope of Subtitle  
For the purpose of amending City Code, Article 28, Subtitle 8.1 {“In Rem  
Foreclosure - Vacant and Abandoned Property”} to permit a Land Bank Authority  
of Baltimore City to initiate and participate in certain in rem foreclosure proceedings  
on behalf of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City; and providing for a  
contingent effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Odette Ramos, James Torrence, Phylicia Porter  
ORDINANCE  
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE  
23-0363  
Land Bank Authority  
For the purpose of providing certain unamended authorizing language for context of  
this Ordinance; establishing the Land Bank Authority of Baltimore City; providing for  
the Authority’s powers, duties, and limitations; providing for a Board of Directors, for  
the selection and terms of the Board’s members, and for the powers and duties of the  
Board; providing certain immunities; providing for certain tax exemptions; and  
generally relating to the establishment and operation of a Land Bank Authority, as  
authorized by the City Charter.  
Sponsors:  
Odette Ramos, James Torrence, Phylicia Porter  
ORDINANCE  
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE  
23-0364  
Baltimore City Fiscal Policy Democratization Task Force - Establishment  
For the purpose of establishing the Baltimore City Fiscal Policy Democratization Task  
Force; providing for the composition, member terms, and organization of the Task  
Force; providing for the staffing of the Task Force; establishing the duties of the Task  
Force; requiring submission of a final report; requiring public listening sessions;  
establishing a timeline for nominations to the Task Force to be submitted to the City  
Council; establishing a time period within which the Task Force shall first convene;  
and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Zeke Cohen  
ORDINANCE  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
23-0365  
Rezoning - 601 through 621 East Biddle Street, 1101 through 1129 Forrest  
Street, 602 East Chase Street, and 1110 Nursery Place  
For the purpose of changing the zoning for the properties known as 601, 603, 605,  
607, 609, 611, 613, 615, 617, 619, and 621 East Biddle Street, 1101, 1103, 1105,  
1107, 1109, 1111, 1113, 1115, 1117, 1119, 1121, 1123, 1125, 1127, and 1129  
Forrest Street, 602 East Chase Street, and 1100 Nursery Place (Block 1168, Lots  
15 through 42), as outlined in red on the accompanying plat, from the R-8 Zoning  
District to the C-1 Zoning District; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Robert Stokes, Sr.  
ORDINANCE  
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
23-0366  
Zoning - Conditional Use of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 2 Dwelling Units  
in the R-8 Zoning District - 2001 Boone Street  
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 2001 Boone Street (Block 4017, Lot 048), as outlined in red on the  
accompanying plat; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Robert Stokes, Sr.  
ORDINANCE  
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
23-0367  
Prohibition - Gas-Powered Debris Removal Equipment  
For the purpose of prohibiting the use of gas-powered debris removal equipment in  
Baltimore City; defining certain terms; establishing procedures for reporting the use of  
gas-powered debris removal equipment; establishing certain penalties; and providing  
for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Ryan Dorsey  
ORDINANCE  
HEALTH, ENVIRONMENT AND TECHNOLOGY COMMITTEE  
Resolutions Introduced  
23-0160R  
Study and Report - Eviction Chattels - Disposal of Tenant’s Possession  
For the purpose of requiring the Commissioner of the Department of Housing and  
Community Development, the City Solicitor, the Baltimore City Sheriff, and the  
Comptroller to submit a report that details how their respective agencies assist in  
protecting tenants’ rights during the course of the eviction process, including the  
disposal of tenants’ possessions; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
James Torrence, Phylicia Porter  
RESOLUTION  
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
Consent Calendar  
(See Section A at back of Agenda)  
2R Second Reader  
Economic and Community Development  
22-0204  
Vacant Structures - 3-1-1 Complaint Fines  
For the purpose of establishing a fee structure for repeated substantiated 3-1-1  
service requests; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to fining  
the owner of a vacant structure for repeated service requests.  
Sponsors:  
President Nicholas J. Mosby, Sharon Green Middleton  
RECOMMEND FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS  
22-0214  
Franchise - Underground Snow Melt System  
For the purpose of granting a franchise to the Johns Hopkins Hospital to construct,  
use, and maintain an underground snow melt system, subject to certain terms,  
conditions, and reservations; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
RECOMMEND FAVORABLE WITH AMENDMENTS  
22-0289  
Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 3  
Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - 867 Hollins Street  
For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a  
single-family dwelling into 3 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning District on the property  
known as 867 Hollins Street (Block 0237, Lot 039), as outlined in red on the  
accompanying plat.  
Sponsors:  
John T. Bullock  
RECOMMEND FAVORABLE  
22-0300  
Waterfront Management District and Waterfront Management Authority -  
Renewal Through April 23, 2027  
For the purpose of renewing and continuing the Waterfront Management District and  
Waterfront Management Authority; providing for a special effective date; and  
generally relating to the activities and authority of the Waterfront Management District  
and Waterfront Management Authority.  
Sponsors:  
Eric T. Costello  
RECOMMEND FAVORABLE  
22-0101R  
Informational Hearing - Mayor’s Recommendations - 30-Day Review of  
Strategies to Eliminate Vacant and Abandoned Properties  
For the purpose of inviting the City Administrator, the Deputy Mayor for Community  
and Economic Development, the City Solicitor, the Commissioner of the Department  
of Housing and Community Development, the Director of Finance, and the Director  
of the Department of Public Works to appear before the Baltimore City Council to  
present the findings and recommendations of the Mayor’s 30 Day review for  
eliminating privately and publicly owned vacant and abandoned properties.  
Sponsors:  
Odette Ramos, John T. Bullock, Phylicia Porter  
RECOMMEND FAVORABLE  
Rules and Legislative Oversight  
EA23-0175  
Faith Leach  
City Administrator - City of Baltimore Administrator - District 11  
RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION  
3R Third Reader  
Third Reader (for final passage)  
22-0304  
Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department -  
$310,000  
For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating  
Appropriation in the amount of $310,000.00 to the Health Department - Service 723  
(Advocacy for Seniors), to provide funding for Fiscal Year 2022 expenses; and  
providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
22-0305  
Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department -  
$1,500,000  
For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating  
Appropriation in the amount of $1,500,000.00 to the Health Department - Service  
303 (Clinical Services), to provide funding for Fiscal Year 2022 expenses; and  
providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
22-0306  
Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department -  
$32,000,000  
For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating  
Appropriation in the amount of $32,000,000.00 to the Health Department - Service  
315 (Emergency Services - Health), to provide funding for Fiscal Year 2022  
expenses; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
22-0307  
Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Health Department -  
$35,000  
For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating  
Appropriation in the amount of $35,000.00 to the Health Department - Service 310  
(School Health Services), to provide funding for Fiscal Year 2022 expenses; and  
providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
22-0308  
Supplementary General Fund Operating Appropriation - Department of  
General Services - $750,000  
For the purpose of providing a Supplementary General Fund Operating  
Appropriation in the amount of $750,000.00 to the Department of General Services -  
Service 726 (Administration - General Services), to provide funding for Fiscal Year  
2022 expenses; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)