CCA Committee Updates

NEW CCA ARTS COMMITTEE

Committee Chair Ania Milo Swann

The CCA is excited to announce a new Arts Committee. Chaired by local artist and neighbor Ania Milo Swann, the committee’s mission is to enrich our community via discovering, supporting and promoting local artists. Long-term goals include creating community art events and workshops, hosting fundraisers to support neighborhood beautification projects, and organizing an annual arts festival. Come get creative! Artists of all genres—professional or hobbyists—art lovers, and anyone else interested in using their imagination and making new friends, please contact Ania to join. Email cantonarts@cantoncommunity.org.

CCA TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Committee Chair Elliott Plack

The CCA Transportation Committee helps Canton residents improve their quality of life—namely, parking and getting to and from work and other areas. It also reviews multi-modal transportation solutions, ideas that incorporate multiple methods of transportation to calm traffic patterns, alleviate congestion, and increase parking options. The committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month from 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the Broom Factory at 3500 Boston Street. For more info, email elliott.plack@gmail.com.

CCA EDC UPDATE

Committee Chair Dan Tracy

The Canton Community Association’s Economic Development Committee (EDC) works with the Baltimore City Department of Planning to support reasonable, scalable development in Canton that is in compliance with its guidelines. The EDC also monitors and, when necessary, intervenes on behalf of the community with respect to pending liquor license transfers and renewals and applications for live entertainment and outdoor seating conditional use permits. The EDC meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of The Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston St., #225. All are welcome. Any questions or comments should be directed to the EDC Chair, Dan Tracy, at dotracy@bostonst.net.

CCA PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE UPDATE

Committee Chair Joe Koehler

The CCA recently established a Public Safety Committee to develop short- and long-term initiatives to improve public safety in our community, including emergency preparedness, fire/EMS, and crime. As part of the plan, the committee hosts monthly COP Walks (Citizens on Patrol) during which neighbors meet with local BPD officers with the goal of improving neighborhood visibility and promoting safety in Canton. The next COP Walk is scheduled for August 21 at 7:00 p.m.
 
The Committee is also partnering with the Southeast Public Safety Task Force, Major Hood, and the CitiWatch Partnership to increase the number of registered security cameras in Canton. Communities across the city are working with police to have as many security cameras in both homes and commercial properties as possible.
 
The committee encourages neighbors to join Wednesday Stoop Nights. They strongly believe getting neighbors outside and connecting with each other helps make the community safer. Along with showing community solidarity, the committee is emphasizing the importance of outdoor lighting. Please remember to turn your exterior lights on after dark. A well-lighted area can be a deterrent to crime.

The Public Safety committee meets on the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. on the second floor of The Broom Factory Building, 3500 Boston St., #225. All are welcome! For more information on the Canton COP Walks, or to join the CCA Public Safety Committee, contact Joe Koehler at joekoehler10@gmail.com