City of Baltimore  
City Council  
City Hall, Room 408  
100 North Holliday Street  
Baltimore, Maryland 21202  
Meeting Agenda - Final  
Monday, August 15, 2022  
5:00 PM  
Du Burns 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  
Reverend Angela Bullock, Evergreen African Methodist Episcopal Church  
Pledge of Allegiance  
Showcase Baltimore  
Shelley Brown, Executive Director of Maryland Youth & the Law  
Roll Call  
Approval of the Journal  
July 25, 2022  
Communications from the Mayor  
Bills Signed by the Mayor  
July 22, 2022, July 27, 2022, July 29, 2022, August 1, 2022 and August 12,  
2022  
Burglar Alarms Registration and Regulation - False Alarms  
For the purpose of revising the fees assessed to alarm system users for repeated false  
alarms; altering the number of false alarms within year that will result in the placement  
of the premises into a no-response status; requiring that alarm system monitors make  
certain additional attempts to verify the need for a police response; making certain  
stylistic changes; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration), John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton  
RPP Area 31 (Townes at the Terraces) - Revisions  
For the purpose of modifying the hours of applicable parking restrictions for  
Residential Parking Plan Area 31 (Townes at the Terraces); reducing the non-permit  
parking time threshold; establishing an exception to the applicable permit limit; and  
correcting and conforming related provisions.  
Sponsors:  
Eric T. Costello  
City Property - Naming the Baltimore City Health Department Building to  
the Dr. Maxie T. Collier Health Department Building  
For the purpose of naming the Baltimore City Health Department Building, located at  
1001 East Fayette Street, to the Dr. Maxie T. Collier Health Department Building.  
Sponsors:  
Robert Stokes, Sr., John T. Bullock  
Residential Permit Parking Program - Fells Point Area - Amendment  
For the purpose of amending the boundaries of the Fells Point Area Residential  
Parking Permit Program; revising area parking restrictions; creating new program  
eligibility standards, and generally relating to the Fells Point Area Residential Permit  
Parking Program .  
Sponsors:  
Zeke Cohen  
Bond 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 2022 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 SEVENTY-TWO Million Dollars ($72,000,000.00)  
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); 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 stations, solid  
waste facilities, information technology, public park and recreational and related land,  
property, buildings, structures or facilities including but not limited to, 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 constructing and erecting on said land  
or property, or on any land or property, new buildings, structures, and auxiliary  
facilities; and for the renovation, alteration, construction, reconstruction, installation,  
improvement and repair of existing infrastructure, buildings, structures or facilities, to  
be or now being used for or in connection with the operations, functions and activities  
of the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore and the Enoch Pratt Free Library, 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, including information technology infrastucture,  
and other structures or improvements; for the acquisition and installation of trees or  
for tree planting programs; and for the acquisition and installation of equipment and  
fixtures for any and all facilities authorized to be constructed, erected, altered,  
reconstructed, renovated, installed or improved 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; 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 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 General Election to be  
held in Baltimore City on Tuesday, the 8th day of November, 2022; 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:  
City Council President (Administration)  
Bond Issue - Community and Economic Development Loan - $36,000,000  
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to  
General Assembly House Resolution III and Senate Resolution III of 2022 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 THIRTY-SIX Million Dollars ($36,000,000.00) 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,  
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; all such land or property shall be  
acquired, developed, redeveloped, renovated, rehabilitated, altered, improved, held  
or disposed of, as provided by law; authorizing the issuance of refunding bonds;  
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 General Election to be held in  
Baltimore City, on Tuesday, the 8th day of November, 2022; 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:  
City Council President (Administration)  
Bond 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 2022 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 THIRTY-EIGHT Million Dollars ($38,000,000.00) 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 8th day of November, 2022,  
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:  
City Council President (Administration)  
Bond Issue - Affordable Housing Loan - $14,000,000  
For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore (pursuant to  
General Assembly House Resolution I and Senate Resolution I of 2022 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 FOURTEEN Million ($14,000,000.00) 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 8th day of November, 2022;  
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:  
City Council President (Administration)  
Charter Amendment - Inspector General - Advisory Board  
For the purpose of altering the method by which individuals are selected to be  
members of the advisory board that appoints the Inspector General; requiring a  
member of the City Council to consider certain factors when nominating a candidate  
for the advisory board; setting term limits and staggering certain terms; and submitting  
this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or rejection.  
Sponsors:  
Odette Ramos, Phylicia Porter, Zeke Cohen, Mark Conway  
Sale of Property - 711 North Arlington Avenue (Block 0104, Portion of Lot  
062)  
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 located at 711 North  
Arlington Avenue (Block 0104, Portion of Lot 062) and no longer needed for public  
use; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
Sale of Property - 2001 Park 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 2001  
Park Avenue (Block 3448; Lot 030) and is no longer needed for public use; and  
providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
Charter Amendment - Accounts Payable  
For the purpose of establishing the Department of Accounts Payable; making the  
Comptroller responsible for the Department; specifying that the Director shall be  
appointed by the Comptroller; establishing the powers and duties of the Department;  
conforming the duties of the Department of Finance; conforming certain related  
provisions; and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for  
adoption or rejection.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Office of the Comptroller)  
City Streets - Closing - Three 10 Foot Alleys  
For the purpose of condemning and closing: (1) a ten foot alley, extending from the  
northwest side of Virginia Avenue Northwesterly 397 feet more or less, to the  
southeast side of Woodland Avenue; (2) a ten foot alley extending from the northeast  
side of Homer Avenue Northeasterly 150 feet more or less, to the southwest side of a  
ten foot alley; and (3) a ten foot alley extending from the southeast side of Virginia  
Avenue Southwesterly 290.7 feet more or less, to the northwest side of a fifteen foot  
alley , as shown on a plat numbered 315-A-28A and filed in the Department of  
Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Administration City Council  
Charter Amendment - Baltimore City Police Department - Local Control -  
Establishment  
For the purpose of creating a Baltimore City Police Department as an agency and  
instrumentality of the City of Baltimore; and submitting this amendment to the qualified  
voters of the City for adoption or rejection.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration), Danielle N. McCray, John T. Bullock, Sharon  
Green Middleton  
Bills Introduced  
Police Department of Baltimore City - Police Districts - Redistricting  
For the purpose of establishing new boundaries of the Baltimore Police Department  
Police Districts; and providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
City Council President (Administration)  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
At the request of: Office of the Mayor  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Charter Amendment - Forest Preservation Fund  
For the purpose of establishing a continuing, nonlapsing Forest Preservation Fund, to  
be used exclusively to fund and administer activities related to forest management,  
including natural area preservation and restoration, wildlife management, maintenance  
of paths in forests and natural areas, and tree maintenance; providing for certain  
modes of appropriation to the Fund; authorizing the Mayor and City Council, by  
Ordinance, to provide for the oversight, governance, and administration of the Fund;  
and submitting this amendment to the qualified voters of the City for adoption or  
rejection.  
Sponsors:  
Kristerfer Burnett, Danielle N. McCray, John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton, Zeke  
Cohen, James Torrence, Mark Conway  
MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
Recordation and Transfer Taxes - Yield Excise Tax - Transactions Assessed  
For the purpose of amending which transactions are assessed the Yield Tax; and  
providing for a special effective date.  
Sponsors:  
Odette Ramos  
ORDINANCE  
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE  
Ethics Board Financial Disclosures - Public Inspection - Identifying  
Information  
For the purpose of repealing the requirement that an individual provide certain  
identifying information when inspecting a financial disclosure for a public servant.  
Sponsors:  
Kristerfer Burnett, Odette Ramos  
ORDINANCE  
RULES AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE  
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 Di