The Baltimore City Council’s budget committee on Monday unanimously rejected a request to transfer $21 million to cover police overtime spending that ran over-budget last year — a move seen as a strong statement on the overtime issue.
City transportation director Michelle Pourciau endured more than an hour of criticism from the City Council Wednesday evening on her agency’s role in exacerbating the already bad congestion in downtown Baltimore.
Baltimore’s City Council on Monday cast unanimous voters in favor of three charter amendments that would go before voters in the November general election, including the public financing of campaigns, the creation of a racial equity fund, and making the inspector general independent of the mayor.
The Baltimore City Council on Wednesday issued city agencies an ultimatum: make “demonstrable progress” on roughly 20 to 25 stalled developments and a handful of bike lanes by Monday, or the council will strip a section from the fire code that the Fire Department has been citing to hold them up.
A Baltimore City Council committee delayed a vote Tuesday on whether to stop adhering to a section of the International Fire Code that requires certain road widths and building access requirements, and instead amend city ordinance to follow more flexible guidelines.
Finding nothing they disliked in Mayor Catherine Pugh's budget enough to change after 51 hours and 30 minutes of hearings, the Baltimore City Council approved the annual spending package and property tax rate without any amendments on Thursday.
Members of the Baltimore City Council grilled officials at a budget hearing Wednesday over a proposal to raise $55 million by leasing publicly owned garages and turn it over to a private investment fund.
The Baltimore City Council has the power to give the police commissioner the authority to place civilians on disciplinary hearing boards and to eliminate the four-by-10 shift schedule. The problem lies with the council’s reluctance to act, not with the union’s intransigence.
The Baltimore City Council will hear public testimony Wednesday on Councilman Ryan Dorsey's "Complete Streets" bill, which would require the city Department of Transportation to design streets "in a way that considers the needs of all users and enables equitable and safe access."
Baltimore City Councilman Ryan Dorsey has submitted legislation to make the city’s inspector general independent from the mayor's office to try to alleviate concerns that the current system protects high-ranking administration officials.
For years now, we’ve heard much about the “two Baltimores,” with the dividing line between them typically identified as race or income. But there is another schism in the city that separates a privileged class from the rest of us: property taxes, and who doesn't have to pay them.
The fastest way for us to better coordinate engaged citizens is to recharge the Baltimore City delegation of the Democratic State Central Committee, which has a mandate to: bolster voter turnout and support grassroots organizing.
Baltimore City Council voted decisively Monday to support a ban on foam containers for carryout food and drinks, the last step before final approval. Mayor Catherine Pugh says she supports the measure.
Darryl De Sousa became Baltimore’s new police commissioner Monday after a vote by the City Council. The 53-year-old career cop had enjoyed widespread support and breezed through the confirmation process since he was nominated last month by Mayor Catherine Pugh.
Reversing previous opposition, Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced his support for banning stores and restaurants from using the plastic foam containers commonly known as Styrofoam.
The Baltimore City Council is set to take up a bill imposing strict rules on short term rentals made through Airbnb and other sites, sharply limiting people's ability to rent out anything other than their home.
The chair of the Baltimore City Council’s public safety committee, a close ally of new Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa, on Friday called for the removal of the police department’s internal affairs chief after claims made during the ongoing federal trial of a corrupt gun unit.
The City Council on Wednesday called on the Baltimore Police to provide more transparency around the seizure of guns, drugs, cash and dirt bikes, including by providing updated data on those seizures, and to establish new protocols for civilian oversight of the items’ disposal or reallocation.