Baltimore City Council Meeting
Meetings are scheduled for November 19, December 3 and December 6, at 5:00 p.m. All hearings and council meetings are open to the public; however, you do need a photo id to enter City Hall.
Baltimore City Council Calendar
Water & Sewer Supply Bill
Question E, on the November 6 general election ballot, is a charter amendment introduced by City Council President Young to safeguard Baltimore’s water and sewer systems from privatization. For more information visit http://www.baltimorecitycouncil.com/jacksjournal/jacks-journal-vol-9-issue-28 or www.foodandwaterwatch.org/news/baltimore-water-justice-leader.
Legislation in Progress
There are currently a number of impactful pieces of legislation ongoing in the City Council including Affordable Housing Trust Fund (Recordation and Transfer Taxes Surtax, 6 Urban Renewal Plan Amendments, Diaper changing amenity, and Unidentifiable vehicles and Complete Streets. For more detailed information about these bills, see Jack’s Journal #35.
Council President Young held an inaugural Solutions Summit, inviting community leaders from across the city to brainstorm policy suggestions to help move Baltimore forward. To view a detailed report that outlines the key topics covered and offers unfiltered recommendations from the citizens who attended the Summit, click here (PDF).
Casa de Maryland
Casa de Maryland is renovating the historic Belnord Theater in McElderry Park/Library Square to become their new Baltimore headquarters.
Keep America Beautiful
The Maryland Environmental Trust in partnership with the Maryland Department of Transportation and Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development presents five Keep Maryland Beautiful grants. Grants through the Keep Maryland Beautiful program help volunteer-based, nonprofit groups, communities and land trusts in Maryland to support environmental education projects, litter removal, citizen stewardship and to protect natural resources in urban and rural areas. Applications are due NOVEMBER 15, 2018. For details, visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/met/Pages/grant_programs.aspx.