City Government Update

Baltimore City Council Meeting - The next meeting is Monday, December 3, 2018, 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.

Police Commissioner Confirmation Process - Council President Young will be leading a robust, transparent and thorough confirmation process for Mayor Pugh’s nominee for Police Commissioner, Joel Fitzgerald. On December 9, President Young, along with Council Vice President Sharon Green Middleton, Councilman Robert Stokes and Council Brandon Scott, will visit Fort Worth to meet directly with members of the community to learn about Chief Fitzgerald’s tenure first hand. For more information, please see President Young’s full statement at Also hearings will be held the 2nd week of January, with one day of hearings for the community and one day of hearings for council members. Per the charter, the council will take a final vote on the nomination by January 28, 2019.

BMore Beautiful Grants – The BMORE Beautiful Love Your Block grant application deadline has been extended. The applications are now due January 18, 2019. See the attached grant application. The have grants of $500, $1,000 and $1,500 to improve the community space in the neighborhood.

City Schools Community Engagement Meeting – City Schools will be holding 4 community engagement sessions to hear from the community in regards to the 2020 Fiscal Year Budget. The meeting closest to Canton will be held on December 3 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Highlandtown Elem/Middle #237 at 231 S. Eaton Street.

Harbor Tunnel Closing for Repair - Beginning Tuesday November 27, 2018 the northbound I-895 Harbor Tunnel will be closed for roadwork for the next 2 years. The southbound tunnel will have two-way traffic. Drivers are urged to use the Ft. McHenry Tunnel (I-95) or the Key Bridge (I-695).

Winter Snow Removal Reminder - Residents are responsible for removing snow from the sidewalk in front of their houses. Per City Code, snow removal is required within 3 hours after the end of a snow or ice event unless the snowfall stops between 3:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m., in which case snow must be removed by 11am. Failure to shovel the snow from the sidewalk in front of one’s property can result in fines.

Winter Automobile Reminder - As the weather gets cold, BPD reminds drivers not to start the car and go back inside to let it get warm. It is against the law to leave a car running with no one in it, which can result in a fine. It also increases potential for robbery.