The City Council is expected to pass a small change to the zoning code that activists hope will have a big impact on safety and the environment. The bill, #17-0150, would prevent the construction or expansion of crude oil terminals inside city limits, including in the Port of Baltimore, by making it a prohibited use in the zoning code.
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Baltimore’s City Council is pressuring state legislators and Gov. Larry Hogan to “protect the participation and planning process” for the nixed redevelopment proposal for the State Center government complex.
In an op-ed published in The Hill this morning, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen lauded a bill that would make healthy beverages like milk and water the default option on children’s menus instead of soda and sugary drinks.
The Baltimore City Council last night threw its support behind legislation in Annapolis that would bring the statewide minimum wage to the $15-an-hour mark by 2023.
Airbnb’s popularity among Maryland homeowners only continued to grow last year, and data indicate Baltimore led the way.
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.
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.
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.