City of Baltimore  
City Council  
City Hall, Room 408  
100 North Holliday Street  
Baltimore, Maryland 21202  
Meeting Agenda - Final  
Thursday, May 16, 2024  
12:00 PM  
Special Meeting of the Baltimore City Council  
100 Holliday Street, 4th Floor, Du Burns Chambers  
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  
Pledge of Allegiance  
Showcase Baltimore  
Roll Call  
Approval of the Journal  
Special Meeting, May 1, 2024, 5:00 P.M.  
Communications from the Mayor  
Bills Signed by the Mayor  
May 16, 2024  
Sale of Property - 3750 Greenspring Avenue  
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at  
either public or private sale, all its interest in certain property that is located at 3750  
Greenspring Avenue (Block 3327E; Lot 001) and is no longer needed for public use;  
and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
Sale of Property - 1807 Harlem Avenue  
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at  
either public or private sale, all its interest in certain property that is located at 1807  
Harlem Avenue (Block 0108, Lot 030) and is no longer needed for public use; and  
providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
Bills Introduced  
Operating Budget for the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners for  
the Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2025  
For the purpose of approving the budget estimated to be needed for the Baltimore  
City Board of School Commissioners for operating programs during Fiscal 2025;  
providing for certification of the approved budget to the State Superintendent of  
Schools; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Administration City Council  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
At the request of: Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners  
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE  
Charter Amendment - Board of Estimates - Revenue Certification  
For the purpose of requiring the Board of Estimates to hold a certain hearing to  
present certain fiscal estimates; requiring the Board to provide certain final fiscal  
estimates; making conforming changes; and submitting this amendment to the qualified  
voters of the City for adoption or rejection.  
Sponsors:  
President Nicholas J. Mosby  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
RULES AND LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Charter Amendment - Board of Finance - Membership  
For the purpose of expanding the membership of the Board of Finance; establishing  
terms for appointed members of the Board; providing for the election of a Chair and  
Vice-Chair; establishing rules for quorum and voting; and submitting this amendment  
to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.  
Sponsors:  
President Nicholas J. Mosby  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
RULES AND LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Charter Amendment - Board of Estimates - Membership  
For the purpose of amending the membership of the Board of Estimates; making  
conforming changes; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City  
for adoption or rejection.  
Sponsors:  
President Nicholas J. Mosby  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
RULES AND LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Charter Amendment - City Council - Director of Budget and Finance  
For the purpose of authorizing the City Council to retain the services of an  
independent director budget and finance; providing for the qualifications and term of  
that director; specifying the duties of that director; providing for the director’s  
compensation and expenses; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of  
the City for adoption or rejection.  
Sponsors:  
President Nicholas J. Mosby  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
RULES AND LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Charter Amendment - Board of Estimates - Budget Schedule  
For the purpose of establishing a date certain when the Board of Estimates shall  
deliver the Ordinance of Estimates to the City Council; making conforming changes;  
and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or  
rejection.  
Sponsors:  
President Nicholas J. Mosby  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
RULES AND LEGISLATIVE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Transit-Oriented Development - Reisterstown Plaza - Amendment  
For the purpose of amending Ordinance 23-232; supporting the designation of an  
expanded State Transit-Oriented Development for Reisterstown Plaza, the area  
surrounding and including the Reisterstown Plaza metro Subway Link Station; and  
providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, City Council President (Administration)  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
At the request of: Department of Transportation  
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
Transit-Oriented Development - West Baltimore  
For the purpose of supporting a State Transit-Oriented Development designation for  
the area surrounding and including the West Baltimore MARC Station; and providing  
for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
John T. Bullock, City Council President (Administration)  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
At the request of: Department of Transportation  
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
Midtown Community Benefits District and Management Authority - Renewal  
Through June 30, 2028  
For the purpose of reviewing, renewing and continuing the Midtown Community  
Benefits District and the Midtown Community Benefits Management Authority;  
providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the activities and  
authority of the Midtown Community Benefits District and the Midtown Community  
Benefits Management Authority.  
Sponsors:  
Eric T. Costello  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
Fire and Police Employees’ Retirement System - Benefits Enhancements  
FOR the purpose of amending certain provisions of the Fire and Police Employees’  
Retirement System; changing the definition of “average final compensation”; providing  
a new deferred vested benefit; eliminating the 2-year waiting period for  
commencement of post-retirement benefit increases; repealing obsolete provisions  
relating to post-retirement benefit increases; changing the interest earned on DROP 2  
accounts; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the Fire and  
Police Employees’ Retirement System.  
Sponsors:  
Administration City Council  
ORDINANCE  
At the request of: Office of the Mayor  
EDUCATION, WORKFORCE, AND YOUTH COMMITTEE  
Zoning - Conditional Use Conversion of a Single-Family Dwelling Unit to 4  
Dwelling Units in the R-8 Zoning District - Variances - 15 North Stricker  
Street  
For the purpose of permitting, subject to certain conditions, the conversion of a  
single-family dwelling unit to 4 dwelling units in the R-8 Zoning district on the property  
known as 15 North Stricker Street (Block 0197, Lot 020), as outlined in red on the  
accompanying plat; and granting variances from off-street parking requirements; and  
providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
John T. Bullock  
ORDINANCE  
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
Bond Issue - Affordable Housing Loan - $20,000,000  
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to  
General Assembly House Resolution I and Senate Resolution I of 2024 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 TWENTY Million ($20,000,000.00) 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 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 expenses incurred in  
connection with or incidental to the acquisition and management of said land or  
property, including any and all rights of interest therein hereinbefore mentioned; the  
payment of any and all costs and expenses incurred for or in connection with  
relocating and moving persons or other legal entities displaced by the acquisition of  
said land or property, or any of the rights or interest therein hereinbefore mentioned,  
in the City of Baltimore; the development or redevelopment, including, but not limited  
to, the comprehensive renovation or rehabilitation of, any land or property, or any  
rights or interests therein hereinbefore mentioned, in the City of Baltimore, and the  
disposition of land and property for such purposes; costs related to the rehabilitation  
and new construction of and operation of rental and homeownership developments,  
such costs to include but not be limited to relocation assistance, rental payment and  
home purchase assistance, housing counseling and project financing comprised of  
loans(including forgivable or fully amoritizing) or grants or other related activities and  
buyer education assistance, and activities to support the orderly and sustainable  
planning, preservation, rehabilitation, and development of economically diverse  
housing in City neighborhoods; support for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; the  
elimination of unhealthful, unsanitary or unsafe conditions, lessening density, eliminating  
obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare or otherwise removing or  
preventing the spread of blight or deterioration in the City of Baltimore; the  
demolition, removal, relocation, renovation or alteration of land, buildings, streets,  
highways, alleys, utilities or services, and other structures or improvements, and for  
the construction, reconstruction, installation, relocation or repair of buildings, streets,  
highways, alleys, utilities or services, and other structures or improvements; the  
payment of any and all costs and expenses incurred for, or in connection with, doing  
any or all of the things herein mentioned, including, but not limited to, the costs and  
expenses of securing administrative, appraisal, economic analysis, engineering,  
planning, designing, architectural, surveying, and other professional services; and for  
doing any and all things necessary, proper or expedient in connection with or  
pertaining to any or all of the matters or things hereinbefore mentioned; authorizing the  
submission of this Ordinance to the legal voters of the City of Baltimore, for their  
approval or disapproval, at the General Election to be held in Baltimore City, on  
Tuesday, the 5th day of November, 2024; and providing generally for the issuance  
and sale of such certificates of indebtedness in accordance with the provisions of the  
Charter of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, and by the municipal agency  
designated in the annual Ordinance of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of  
Baltimore.  
Sponsors:  
Administration City Council  
ORDINANCE  
At the request of: Department of Planning  
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE  
Bond Issue - School Loan - $55,000,000  
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to  
General Assembly House Resolution II and Senate Resolution II of 2024 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 FIFTY-FIVE Million Dollars ($55,000,000.00) 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, constructing and erecting on said land or property, or on any land or  
property now or hereafter owned by the Baltimore City Board of School  
Commissioners and/or the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, new school  
buildings, athletic and other auxiliary facilities including community health and  
recreation facilities, and for additions and improvements to, or the modernization or  
reconstruction of, including the inspection, removal, encapsulation, management,  
containment and abatement of asbestos from existing facilities, and for equipment for  
any and all new or existing facilities authorized to be constructed, erected, added,  
improved, modernized or reconstructed by the provisions hereof; the payment of any  
and all costs and expenses incurred for or in connection with doing any or all of the  
things herein mentioned, including, but not limited to, the costs and expenses of  
securing administrative, appraisal, economic analysis, engineering, planning, designing,  
architectural, surveying, and other professional services, including, without limitation,  
services relating to planning for future projects of the same general character which  
may be constructed out of future loans; and for doing any and all things necessary,  
proper or expedient in connection with or pertaining to any or all of the matters or  
things hereinbefore mentioned; authorizing the issuance of refunding bonds; conferring  
certain powers upon the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners; imposing  
certain conditions in connection with the expenditure of the proceeds derived from the  
sale of said certificates of indebtedness; conferring and imposing upon the Board of  
Finance of Baltimore City certain powers and duties; authorizing the submission of this  
Ordinance to the legal voters of the City of Baltimore, for their approval or  
disapproval, at the Election to be held on Tuesday, the 5th day of November, 2024,  
and providing for the expenditure of the proceeds of sale of said certificates of  
indebtedness in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the Mayor and City  
Council of Baltimore, and by the municipal agency designated in the annual Ordinance  
of Estimates of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore.  
Sponsors:  
Administration City Council  
ORDINANCE  
At the request of: Department of Planning  
WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE  
Bond Issue - Community and Economic Development Loan - $50,000,000  
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to  
General Assembly House Resolution III and Senate Resolution III of 2024 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 FIFTY Million Dollars ($50,000,000.00) 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 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 the City of  
Baltimore; the payment of any and all costs and expenses incurred in connection with  
or incidental to the acquisition and management of said land or property, including any  
and all rights or interest therein hereinbefore mentioned; the payment of any and all  
costs and expenses incurred for or in connection with relocating and moving persons  
or other legal entities displaced by the acquisition of said land or property, or any of  
the rights or interest therein hereinbefore mentioned; the development or  
redevelopment, including, but not limited to, the comprehensive renovation or  
rehabilitation of any land or property, or any rights or interests therein hereinbefore  
mentioned, in the City of Baltimore; and the disposition of land and property for such  
purposes; the elimination of unhealthful, unsanitary, or unsafe conditions, lessening  
density, eliminating obsolete or other uses detrimental to the public welfare or  
otherwise removing or preventing the spread of blight or deterioration in the City of  
Baltimore; building from strength; stabilizing middle neighborhoods, strengthening  
neighborhood retail corridors, the creation of healthy, sanitary, and safe, and green  
conditions in the City of Baltimore; the demolition, removal, relocation, renovation or  
alteration of land, buildings, streets, highways, alleys, utilities or services, and other  
structures or improvements and for the construction, reconstruction , installation,  
relocation or repair of buildings, streets, highways, alleys, utilities or services, and  
other structures or improvements; making loans and grants to various projects and  
programs related to growing businesses in the City; attracting and retaining jobs;  
providing homeownership incentives and home repair assistance; making loans and  
grants to various projects and programs related to improving the cultural life and  
promotion of tourism in Baltimore City; and the lending or granting of funds to any  
person or other legal entity to be used for or in connection with the rehabilitation,  
renovation, redevelopment, improvement or construction of buildings and structures  
to be used or occupied for residential or commercial purposes and the payment of  
any and all costs and expenses incurred for, or in connection with, doing any or all of  
the things herein mentioned, including, but not limited to, the costs and expenses of  
securing administrative, appraisal, economic analysis, engineering, planning, designing,