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Baltimore City Council met December 6

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | Dec 22, 2018

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Baltimore City Council met Dec. 6.

Here is the agenda provided by the council:

Call to Order

Invocation

Reverend Donald Wright, Gethsemane Baptist Church

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll Call

Showcase Baltimore

Jeffrey Zwillenberg, Executive Director, Reading Partners Baltimore

Approval of the Journal

December 3, 2018

Communications from the Mayor

Bills Signed by the Mayor

December 3, 2018

17-0102 Complete Streets

For the purpose of requiring the Transportation Department to construct and operate a comprehensive Complete Streets Transportation System; creating a Complete Streets Coordinating Council to make certain recommendations and oversee certain activities regarding the Complete Streets Transportation System; establishing certain design standards and requiring the Transportation Department to use the latest and best design standards in constructing and operating the Complete Streets Transportation System; requiring the Transportation Department, in consultation with the Coordinating Council and after public notice and a public comment period, to adopt a Complete Streets Manual to carry out this Ordinance; requiring that the Transportation Director, in consultation with the Coordinating Council, to prepare an Annual Complete Streets Report, assessing the status of the Complete Streets Transportation System, and to conduct public meetings and other community engagement and outreach activities to present the Complete Streets Annual Report to the public and to solicit input; specifying that the requirements of this Ordinance apply to all project phases undertaken by, under the authority of, or subject to the supervision of the Transportation Department for the improvement of any street, subject to certain exceptions; defining certain terms; providing for special effective dates; and generally relating to the construction and operation of a transportation system, accommodating all travel modes, that ensures the safety, security, comfort, and convenience of all users.

Sponsors: Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Sharon Green Middleton, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke, Shannon Sneed

18-0230 Ethics Code - Transparency in Lobbying Act

For the purpose of requiring quarterly rather than annual lobbying reports from lobbyists; requiring the Ethics Board to post lobbying reports online within 30 days of their receipt; requiring that lobbyists affirmatively identify themselves and their clients when engaging in lobbying activities; allowing the Ethics Board to prohibit a person found to have violated the lobbying provisions of the Ethics Code from lobbying City public servants for up to 3 years; clarifying and conforming related provisions; and generally relating to the regulation of lobbyists.

Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke, Bill Henry, President Young, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Brandon M. Scott, Shannon Sneed, Edward Reisinger, Sharon Green Middleton, Robert Stokes, Sr., Kristerfer Burnett

Executive Nominations

EA18-0210 David Bowers

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 9

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0211 Tisha Guthrie, MSW, LGSW

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 11

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0212 Damien Haussling

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 12

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0213 Charles M. Hill

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 4

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0214 Alan R. Ingraham

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0215 Iletha Joynes

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 5

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0216 Vernadine Kimball

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 8

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0217 Shannon E. Snow

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 14

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0218 Cynthia Plavier Truitt

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 5

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0219 Ernst Valery

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 5

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0220 Tiara N. Watkins

Member - Affordable Housing Trust Fund Commission - District 13

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

EA18-0222 Dr. Joel F. Fitzgerald, PH.D.

Commissioner - Baltimore Police Department

EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE

Bills Introduced

18-0309 Sale of Property - 732 West Lexington Street

For the purpose of authorizing the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore to sell, at either public or private sale, all its interest in certain property known as 732 West Lexington Street (Block 0586, Lot 002) and no longer needed for public use; and providing for a special effective date.

Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)

ORDINANCE At the request of: Department of Housing and Community Development 

TAXATION, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

18-0310 City Property - Renaming the Oliver Pool to the John D. Murdock Pool

For the purpose of changing the name of the Oliver Pool, located at 1641 North Spring Street, to the John D. Murdock Pool.

Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., President Young, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen

ORDINANCE JUDICIARY AND LEGISLATIVE INVESTIGATIONS

18-0311 Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products - Sale and Distribution

For the purpose of requiring certain retailers to sell nicotine replacement therapy products; mandating certain retail display and packaging requirements; requiring certain employers and facilities to offer nicotine replacement therapy products at no cost; defining certain terms; providing for a special effective date; establishing certain penalties; and generally relating to the sale and distribution of nicotine replacement therapy products.

Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, Brandon M. Scott, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke

ORDINANCE TAXATION, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

18-0312 Required Retail Tobacco Health Warnings and Smoking Cessation Information 

For the purpose of requiring the Health Commissioner to create and distribute to retailers of tobacco products signs that contain certain tobacco health warnings and smoking cessation information; requiring retailers of tobacco products to prominently place the signs distributed by the Health Commissioner in their places of business; providing for a special effective date; and imposing certain civil penalties for violations.

Sponsors: John T. Bullock, Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke

ORDINANCE TAXATION, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

18-0313 Electronic Smoking Devices

For the purpose of broadening the definition of smoking devices to encompass all electronic smoking devices; regulating flavored e-liquids; creating specific sanitation standards for the manufacture and sale of e-liquids; defining certain terms; imposing certain penalties; and providing for special effective dates.

Sponsors: Leon F. Pinkett, III, Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Zeke Cohen, Mary Pat Clarke

ORDINANCE TAXATION, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

18-0314 Repeal of Ordinance 87-1171 - The Wyman Park Medical Center Joint Use Facility with The Johns Hopkins University Planned Unit Development For the purpose of repealing Ordinance 87-1171, which designated certain property as a Residential Planned Unit Development known as the Wyman Park Medical Center Joint Use Facility with The Johns Hopkins University; and providing for a special effective date.

Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Robert Stokes, Sr.

ORDINANCE LAND USE AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

Resolutions Introduced

18-0119R Request for State Action - Police Redistricting

For the purpose of calling on the Baltimore City Delegation to the 2019 Maryland General Assembly to secure enactment of legislation requiring that the Baltimore City Police Department review and adjust police district boundaries after the information from each decennial census becomes available to ensure that Baltimore’s security resources are allocated as efficiently as possible.

Sponsors: Bill Henry, Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Zeke Cohen, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed

RESOLUTION IMMEDIATE ADOPTION

18-0120R Request for State Action - Strengthening Penalties for Straw Purchases and Trafficking Hand Guns in Maryland For the purpose of calling on the Maryland General Assembly to enact, and the Governor to sign, legislation that strengthens the penalties for straw purchases and gun trafficking in Maryland, from a misdemeanor to a felony with increased fines.

Sponsors: Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Ryan Dorsey, Shannon Sneed, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleife 

RESOLUTION IMMEDIATE ADOPTION

18-0121R Calling for Support of the BMORE Invested Campaign for Year-Round Youth Jobs Program 

For the purpose of requesting that the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, Baltimore City Public School System, Baltimore City Foundation, and business leaders support and work with the Community Law in Action’s BMORE Invested Campaign to expand YouthWorks from two 5-week summer sessions into a year-long program that is closely aligned with Career and Technical Education.

Sponsors: Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Brandon M. Scott, Kristerfer Burnett, John T. Bullock, Bill Henry, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Shannon Sneed, Edward Reisinger, Mary Pat Clarke, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Ryan Dorsey

RESOLUTION IMMEDIATE ADOPTION

Consent Calendar

(See Section A at back of Agenda)

2R Second Reader

Executive Appointments

EA18-0197 Sarah Matthews

Member - Adult Public Guardianship Review Board - District 6

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0198 Molly J. Timko

Member - Adult Public Guardianship Review Board - District 6

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0199 Brandon Clayton

Member - Baltimore City Youth Commission - District 8

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0201 Xaviera Geisen

Member - Baltimore City Youth Commission - District 5

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0202 Matthew Johnson

Member - Baltimore City Youth Commission - District 9

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0203 Saratu Kehinde

Member - Baltimore City Youth Commission - District 14

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0204 William F. Ariano, Jr.

Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 4

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0205 Ivy Dench-Carter

Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 5

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0206 Johndre Jennings

Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 8

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0207 Glenard S. Middleton, Sr.

Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 6

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

EA18-0209 Henry M. Smart

Member - Inclusionary Housing Board - District 11

RECOMMEND CONFIRMATION

3R Third Reader

Third Reader (for final passage)

18-0278 City Streets - Opening - Dillon Street

For the purpose of condemning and opening Dillon Street, extending from the east side of CSX Transportation Inc. Railroad easterly 201.24 feet to the west side of South Macon Street, as shown on Plat 307-A-21 in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.

Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)

18-0279 City Streets - Closing - Dillon Street

For the purpose of condemning and closing Dillon Street, extending from the east side of CSX Transportation Inc. Railroad easterly 201.24 feet to the west side of South Macon Street, as shown on Plat 307-A-21A in the Office of the Department of Transportation; and providing for a special effective date.

Sponsors: City Council President (Administration)

18-0289 Planned Unit Development - Designation - Mt. Vernon Mill

For the purpose of repealing the existing Development Plan for the Mt. Vernon Mill Planned Unit Development; approving a new Development Plan for the Mt. Vernon Mill Planned Unit Development; and providing for a special effective date.

Sponsors: Mary Pat Clarke, Leon F. Pinkett, III

18-0296 Licensing and Regulation - National Human Trafficking Resource Center

Hotline Information Sign Posting For the purpose of requiring certain businesses to post a National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline information sign in designated areas; requiring certain reports; defining certain terms; and establishing certain penalties.

Sponsors: Kristerfer Burnett, President Young, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Brandon M. Scott, Eric T. Costello, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, Zeke Cohen, Robert Stokes, Sr., Shannon Sneed, Edward Reisinger, Mary Pat Clarke, John T. Bullock, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer

Enrolled Third Reader (for final passage)

18-0189 Short-Term Residential Rentals - Regulation and Taxation

For the purpose of extending the hotel tax to certain transactions facilitated by hosting platforms; requiring the licensing of short-term residential rental units; defining certain terms; providing for the denial, suspension, or revocation of short-term residential rental licenses under certain circumstances; providing for judicial and appellate review of administrative decisions relating to the licensing of short-term residential rental units; imposing certain penalties; clarifying and conforming related provisions; providing for a special effective date; and generally relating to the regulation and taxation of short-term residential rentals.

Sponsors: Eric T. Costello, President Young, Brandon M. Scott, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Ryan Dorsey, John T. Bullock, Robert Stokes, Sr., Edward Reisinger, Sharon Green Middleton, Shannon Sneed

Clearing of the Bill Status

17-0169, 18-0180, 18-0190, 18-0220

Committee Announcements

Announcements

Adjournment

https://baltimore.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

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