Community Meeting, June Minutes
Hey Neighbors, Read on to get the updates on Team 46, the Shapiro Development project, and Thiru Vignarajah's run for Baltimore Mayor in 2020. We had a great meeting on June 10--thanks to all who came out to contribute, and please keep in touch as you think of further questions/concerns.
Larry Nunley is the DPW liaison for the southeast district. DPW is hosting community meetings for input on rethinking our waste management future. Contact Larry to get involved at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Baltimore Police Monitoring Team is creating space for community engagement. Click here for more information, and upcoming dates.
From Greening Committee: Remember to water your trees, every few days! About five gallons of water for each of the new trees on your block.
From Transportation Committee: Working on traffic calming measures on the south side of Fayette. Contact email@example.com to get involved.
We are the only district in the state that have both a senator (Bill) and a delegate (Brooke) on the budget committee. Public safety, violence prevention, etc. are forthcoming budgetary initiatives.
Maryland is engaged with the Kirwan Commission on Innovation and Excellence in Education, prioritizing equity efforts for public schools. Baltimore schools will be beneficiaries of these efforts.
Luke is the chair of the judiciary committee. Working on making background checks mandatory for the suppliers of guns. Working on implementing a juvenile justice council.
Robbyn is on the health and government operations committee. Working on accountability measures for prescription drug affordability.
MDOT is working on a new transit plan.
Maryland was the first state to pass a Styrofoam ban.
Shapiro Development: Mark Shapiro, Developer, and Michael Burton, Architect
Working on the redevelopment project for Emmanuel Lutheran Church, located at 3127 E. Baltimore Street, aka, 'The Hamlet'
Focusing on rehabbing and preserving historic spaces; bringing life back to old buildings
Aiming to bring a mixed-use space with residence space, street-front retail, co-working space, and live-work space
Timeline: decisions forthcoming from the state in October/November for zoning and funding, federal decision in February, hopefully break ground in March, about a year for construction, eta about 1 year
Bringing local jobs to the area: Staff a café, building maintenance, small business owners, serve as a cornerstone in the neighborhood
Thiru Vignarajah, 2020 Baltimore Mayoral Candidate
Prioritizing investments in public service and public safety such as: create transparency in policing, focus on high-violence areas, use targeted law enforcement to prosecute crimes
Prioritizing investments in education such as: universal PK for 3 y/os and 4 y/os, community schools, university screening for lead exposure, mental health interventions, ocular and hearing, etc., free university education for graduates of Baltimore City high schools
Prioritizing investments in economic development such as: cybersecurity, biotechnology, small businesses, arts/film/music, cannabis, culinary arts, cancer research
Capitalize on the existing tools and resources in the Baltimore community