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2017 Maryland Legislation to Watch

HB0172 – Home Act of 2017 Stating that the Act seeks to deconcentrate poverty by providing additional opportunities for tenants utilizing public subsidies to live in neighborhoods other than the neighborhoods in which those individuals are currently and disproportionately residing; expanding the housing policy of the State regarding the provision of fair housing to include Read more about 2017 Maryland Legislation to Watch[…]

City Council Bill 12-0152 Transform Baltimore: SUPPORT

The City Council’s Land Use and Transportation Committee is reviewing and voting on the close to 1,000 amendments to Transform Baltimore, the new zoning code, which can be found here. After reviewing and voting on the text amendments, they will begin voting on the map amendments. Public hearings have been announced for the Land Use Read more about City Council Bill 12-0152 Transform Baltimore: SUPPORT[…]

Urge the City Council to Support Neighborhood Commercial Zoning

Picture your neighborhood full of vibrant shops, locally-owned restaurants, interesting galleries, and other great spaces within walking distance of your house. If you’re lucky enough to live in a neighborhood that already has these things — imagine what our city could look like if every neighborhood had the same great opportunities. Neighborhood Commercial zoning is Read more about Urge the City Council to Support Neighborhood Commercial Zoning[…]

Transform Baltimore: Public Hearings

In an attempt to modernize the city and streamline the development process, Baltimore City’s zoning code has been updated — for the first time in decades. Changes are coming — be informed: Attend a general information meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 5:00 PM, War Memorial Building. Read the legislation. (Link opens a PDF) Give Read more about Transform Baltimore: Public Hearings[…]

Link Roundup

Milton Tillman and his son have struck a plea deal with the feds, according to the Maryland Daily Record.  Tillman Jr. is throwing himself on the sacrificial altar so his son can plead to a simple misdemeanor and serve no jail time.  You can also read more about the Tillmans here, and in the Baltimore Read more about Link Roundup[…]