19-0137R… Baltimore City Recycling Program
Informational Hearing – For the purpose of inviting the Director of the Department of Public Works and the Head of the Bureau of Solid Waste to discuss Baltimore City’s recycling program and its progress.
19-0133R… Agency Responses to Opioid Epidemic
Informational Hearing – For the purpose of requesting an informational hearing with all the governmental agencies responding to the opioid epidemic in Baltimore City, including the Health Department, the Mayor’s Office, the Fire Department, and the Baltimore Police Department, so that these agencies can update the Baltimore City Council regarding their response to the epidemic.
19-0132R…agency responses to Homelessness
Informational Hearing – For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore City agencies working on the problem of homelessness, including the Mayor’s Office of Human Services, the Department of Social Services, and the Baltimore City Public School System, to update the City Council on the state of homelessness in Baltimore City and what the agencies are doing to combat it.
18-0061R… Increased Infant Mortality Rate
Investigative Hearing – For the purpose of calling on the Health Commissioner to appear before the City Council to discuss the troubling recent increase in Baltimore’s infant mortality rate and what steps can be taken to continue reducing infant mortality in Baltimore City.
18-0113R… Hiring for the Druid Lake and Ashburton Reservoir Projects
Informational Hearing – For the purpose of requesting that the Director of the Department of Public Works, the head of the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office, and representatives from Oscar Renda Contracting appear before the City Council to discuss the utilization of Minority Business Enterprises, Women’s Business Enterprises, and local skilled and unskilled labor for the Druid Lake and Ashburton Reservoir Projects.
18-0095R… Baltimore City Public Schools and the Use of Bottled Water
For the purpose of requesting the CEO of the Baltimore City Public School System, the Director of Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works, and the Health Commissioner to appear before the City Council to provide information about why the water fountains in City schools are not being used, about the costs to the school system for the use of bottled water since 2007, about the results of water testing in the schools since 2007, and about any plans to restore school water fountains and other water use equipment to safe use.
18-0087R… Evening and Weekend High School Apprenticeship Programs
Informational Hearing – For the purpose of requesting that representatives from Baltimore City Public Schools and the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development appear before the City Council to discuss evening and weekend apprenticeship programs at Carver Vocational-Technical High and Mergenthaler Vocational Technical Senior High School.
18-0310… Renaming the Oliver Pool to the John D. Murdock Pool
City Property – For the purpose of changing the name of the Oliver Pool, located at 1641 North Spring Street, to the John D. Murdock Pool.
18-0216… Renaming Ambrose Kennedy Park to Henrietta Lacks Educational Park
City Property – For the purpose of changing the name of Ambrose Kennedy Park, located at 1002 Harford Avenue, to Henrietta Lacks Educational Park.
17-0031R......Ban the Box for College Applications
Request for State Action – For the purpose of calling on the State of Maryland to take all necessary steps to eliminate questions about criminal background from Maryland college applications to ensure that all Marylanders get a fair chance at improving themselves and their communities by pursuing a college education.
17-0021r....Require Presidential Candidates to Release Tax Returns
Request for State Action – For the purpose of supporting the longstanding tradition requiring that presidential candidates release tax return information to allow serious and informed discussion about their financial history, and calling on the General Assembly to adopt, and the Governor to sign, the Presidential Candidate Tax Transparency Act, or similar legislation, to give this tradition the force of law.
17-0026 ....Landmark status for exterior of Chick Webb Memorial Recreation Center
Baltimore City Landmark List: Exteriors – For the purpose of designating the Chick Webb Recreation Center, 623 North Eden Street, as an historical landmark: exterior.
17-0165....Renaming Madison Park to Nathan C. Irby, Jr. Park
City Property – For the purpose of changing the name of Madison Park, located at 1400 East Eager Street, to Nathan C. Irby, Jr. Park.
17-0144....Discounted City Services and Equipment for Nonprofit Events
For the purpose of requiring that the City grant a 50% discount for City services and equipment used to support a nonprofit event; creating certain exceptions and exemptions; and generally relating to the provision of City support to nonprofit events. (Amendment introduced by Councilman Stokes to include SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS WITH 15 OR MORE BALTIMORE CITY YOUTH 18 AND YOUNGER)
17-0052....Baltimore's Disaster Preparedness
Informational Hearing – For the purpose of calling on representatives from the City agencies charged with preparing for, and responding to, disasters in our City to appear before the City Council to discuss the current state of Baltimore’s disaster preparedness and how lessons learned from recent disaster responses can be applied here at home to ensure the best possible response to any threats we may face.
17-0040....Increased Transparency About Police Seized Property
For the purpose of requesting that the Police Department provide the City Council with a full accounting of all seized guns, drugs, dirt bikes, and cash over the last 5 years, along with a thorough explanation of how this material was disposed of, how long the disposal process typically takes, and what the best ways to include community representatives in that process may be.
17-0008…..Late Payment to Subcontractors on City Contracts
Investigative Hearing – For the purpose of calling on representatives from the Finance Department, the Office of Civil Rights and Wage Enforcement, the Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office, and the Departments of Public Works, General Services, and Transportation to appear before the City Council to discuss problems with late payments to subcontractors on City contracts, and what steps the City can take to ensure that these problems do not endanger the ability and willingness of subcontractors to work on City projects.
Expanding opportunities for youth
- Outreach to unsupported youth…“Squeegee Kids” Initiatives (partners: Turnaround Tuesday and Urban Strategies)
- School trips for elementary school children at Dallas
Focus on vulnerable populations
- Homeless youth, adults and families (partners: Continuum of Care Board, Mayors Office of Homeless Services)
- Senior citizen park, pool and recreation center programming and access to meals
Supporting Economic Development
- Leveraging City programs like the NIIF (Neighborhood Impact Investment Fund) to support development in under resourced communities, such as:
– East Baltimore Midway
– Johnston Square
– Broadway East (Food Hub; East Baltimore Revitalization Plan)
- Partnership to pilot home ownership initiative for low- and moderate-income individuals & families
Unified Neighborhoods Initiative
- Partnerships to share community “best practices” to address public safety, as well as quality of life challenges