Tag: baltimore city council

City Council Unanimously Backs 50 Percent Renewable-Energy Plan for Md. by 2030

0

For what it’s worth, every one of Baltimore’s council members supports significantly boosting Maryland’s reliance on renewable energy in the next 13 years.

Greenlaurel: Baltimore To Consider ‘No Oil Bomb Train’ Legislation

0
The “no oil train” coalition protested during Artscape 2017 – a venue right in the potential oil blast zone.

A dedicated group of Baltimore’s faith leaders, communities and environmentalists have been working hard to put the kibosh on highly flammable “oil bomb trains” entering Baltimore City. The Baltimore City Council will soon consider a creative local zoning law designed to seriously limit dangerous oil trains’ terminal expansion. Here’s why you should care and also some simple actions you can take to make your voice heard.

Two Arrested After Scuffle, Shouting at City Hall During Hearing on Illegal Gun Possession Bill

0
Photo via Wikimedia Commons

A testy City Council committee hearing today regarding a new gun-crime sentencing bill yielded some collateral damage, along with a watered-down version of the original proposal.

Greenlaurel: Why Baltimore City Council’s Unanimous Climate Resolution is Important

0
Councilman Zeke Cohen surrounded by youth and environmental leaders in support of the city’s climate resolution.

At first glance, the Paris Climate Agreement resolution that the Baltimore City Council passed this week may seem perfunctory. After all, cities from Pittsburgh to Paris have voiced their opposition to President Trump’s anti-climate decision and pledged to support the global agreement.

Saying “NO” to State Center is Saying “NO” to Baltimore

4

Our community could only watch as Governor Hogan slipped a last-minute agenda item into the final Board of Public Works’ meeting of 2016, pulling the plug on the State Center Redevelopment Project. With little explanation and no public comment, the State of Maryland flushed a project down the drain, taking a lot more down with it than most realize.

City Council Wastes No Time in Condemning Trump

2
Councilman Ryan Dorsey proposes his resolution condemning Trump, Courtesy CharmTV

When Mayor Catherine Pugh gave her inaugural address this week, she told Gov. Larry Hogan she wanted to work with President-elect Donald Trump once he takes office. When the City Council met for their first session a day later, one of their first orders of business was to swiftly adopt a resolution denouncing him.

Record Turnout Continues to Climb as Early Voting Nears End in Maryland

0
Courtesy Baltimore City BOE
Courtesy Baltimore City BOE

Day one of early voting around Maryland was big, with around 125,000 people showing up, including just under 10,000 in Baltimore. Not much has changed in the days since, with the state raking in similar ballot tallies even a week later.

Development to be Restricted on Baltimore Country Club Property in Roland Park

0

roland-park-country-club

Roland Park residents have succeeded in their efforts to get the Baltimore City Council to restrict development on property owned by the Baltimore Country Club.