CCA Committee Updates

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. We also review "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

Exciting news, neighbors. The committee expanded its footprint to become the Southeast Transportation Coalition, a group of people from many southeast neighborhoods united on transportation and transit issues that transect our neighborhood. The CCA-TC is still a body, but our meetings are combined to maximize efficiency. We're working on the vision as of the last meeting and will have a list of items to pursue by the next one.

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 Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. It will start and end at O'Donnell's Pub located at 531 S. Potomac Street, covering northeast Canton.

The Committee partners with the Southeast Public Safety Task Force, Major Hood, and the CitiWatch Partnership to increase the number of registered security cameras, both residential and commercial, in Canton. To register a camera, visit

Every home and commercial property should be equipped with exterior lighting on all sides that are exposed to streets and alleys. Lighting increases safer places for pedestrians and aids to decrease break-ins and robberies. See details about the “Light Up Canton” initiative and more in the main portion of the February edition of Life in Canton.

The committee is looking for community members to join the team to help lead projects or to become block captains to increase communication among neighbors and help create safer and cleaner environments in our neighborhood.

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

CCA EDC Update

Committee Chair Doug Kaufman

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 new EDC Chair, Doug Kaufman, at

CCA Arts Committee

Committee Chair Ania Milo Swann

The CCA Arts 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 Milo to join. Email