City Government Update

Baltimore City Council Meeting
The next meeting is Monday, September 17, 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.

Water & Sewer Supply Bill
Mayor Pugh signed President Young’s charter amendment that will make the water supply and sewer systems inalienable city assets, preventing their sale. It will now be on the November ballot. For more information visit or

Short-term Residential Rentals Bill
The Taxation and Finance Committee will hold a work session on the Short-term Residential Rentals Bill (also known as the Air B&B bill) on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in Council Chambers. For details, visit

NEW rental registration requirements for 1 and 2 family dwellings are in effect as of August 1, 2018. For more information visit the Housing’s website at

Board of Liquor License Commissioners for Baltimore City
The BLLC office has moved from 231 East Baltimore Street to the new location at 1 North Charles Street, 15th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202. All agency phone, fax, and email contact information will remain the same. In addition, all public hearings will still be held at City Hall, Room 215 on scheduled Thursdays. Please view the website for any additional information regarding agency matters: Any questions or concerns about this matter should be directed to Thomas R. Akras Deputy Executive Secretary at 410-396-4377 or

Community Grants
The Chesapeake Bay Trust and DPW are offering community grants of up to $75,000 for projects that improve communities, reduce polluted runoff, and improve or create local natural resources like green spaces, parks, tree canopy, water bodies, and more. For details, visit