Baltimore City Council

Baltimore Council passes bills on affordable housing, transportation and diaper changing facilities

Baltimore Council passes bills on affordable housing, transportation and diaper changing facilities

The Baltimore City Council passed a trio of bills Monday night that would shape transportation policy, raise taxes to pay for affordable housing and help ensure men and women alike have somewhere to change a child’s dirty diapers.

Councilman Ryan Dorsey, the sponsor of the transportation legislation, thanked supporters who sat behind him in the council chamber wearing matching black and yellow shirts bearing the bill’s name, “complete streets.”

The bill, which like the others was approved without a roll-call vote, requires the city transportation department to create roads that are usable by private cars, buses, and cyclists alike and to prioritize the needs of pedestrians. It...

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