February Monthly Newsletter
With the end of January, there have been several updates and changes made both in my office and general city hall services.
The Baltimore Police Department, in its efforts to incorporate transparency in its policies, opened up their Second Year Monitoring Plan and their Office of Professional Responsibility and the Civilian Review Board’s Protocol for public comment.
These comment periods ended on January 24th and January 28th, respectively. Although the public feedback periods have ended, the policies can still be viewed. View the Second Year Monitoring Plan here: https://www.bpdmonitor.com/second-year-monitoring-plan.
View the Office of Professional Responsibility and the Civilian Review Board’s Protocol here: https://www.baltimorepolice.org/0oprcrb1-draft-oprcrb-protocol-intake-and-classification.
The Budget and Appropriations Committee held a legislative oversight hearing to discuss the Baltimore Children and Youth Fund. The hearing served to share with the public an overview and update of the work the Fund has completed, share key application trends from the 2018 grant cycle, and provide tips and information to help prospective applicants prepare for the grant opportunities in 2019.
The Department of Public Works has been developing an interactive sewer overflow map, which was debuted at the Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree meeting January 23rd. The map details sewer overflows In the city from most recent reports to those reported up to four months beforehand, regardless of size. The map can be accessed on the Department of Public Works’ website here: https://baltimoredpw.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=a0fccbcf78264aab91df8b6cf1466c32
Lastly, the City of Baltimore has recently announced a new emergency notification system BMORE ALERT. This service is provided by OnSolve through the CodeRED platform and will be used by the city to send emergency alerts to residents, businesses, and visitors across the city. You can sign up for this service here: emergency.baltimorecity.gov/bmore-alert.
Thank you for continuing to support me as your District 7 Councilman and I look forward to all the positive changes we shall make this year.
For more information on the legislation currently under review along with meeting dates, please go to:
February is the month we celebrate the history of great African Americans who fought for our rights; our right to vote, our right to exist as free citizens, our right to participate in society. Happy National Black History Month and check out the link below to find events in Maryland that will help you in learning more about this month's significance.
February City Council Meetings
February Community Events
1st-Heroes Helping Heroes, 3p – 4p, Woodhome Recreation Center
2nd-Feeding Time with Live Animals, 12:30p – 1:30p, Carrie Murray Nature Center
3rd-Plants & People Program Series, 1:30p – 3:30p, Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory
5th-Wheelchair Basketball Open Gym, 6p – 8p, Farring Baybrook Recreation Center
16th-Winter Youth Basketball League, 9a-6p
20th-Angels in Disguise, 4p-5:30p, DeWees Recreation Center
25th- Hip Hop Aerobics, 10a-11a, Farring-Baybrook Recreation Center
For more community events or more information about the ones above, check out Baltimore City's Recreation and Parks website here