• PPNA

Community Meeting, May Minutes

Hey Neighbors,  Wanted to fill you in on what we covered last week (May 13), including what we heard from the Consent Decree Monitoring Team, BPD, and City Councilman for District 1, Zeke Cohen.


Announcements:

  • The tech systems for Baltimore City got hacked recently. For DOT or DPW concerns, etc., affecting our area, contact Larry Nunley by phone or text, 443-534-0574. To contact Zeke's team, send an email to zcdistrict1@gmail.com, and include your phone number, for a call back. 

  • Check us out on Instagram! Please LIKE or SHARE as widely as you are able! 

  • What suggestions do you have for PPNA on communications and marketing? Email your ideas to marketing@pattersonparkneighbors.org

  • Giveback Night at Kisling's Tavern: Dine at Kisling's Tavern on May 21, between 12n-11p, and mentioned PPNA to donate 15% of your check back to the organization. 

  • BLOCKENSTEIN: a MONSTER of a yard sale! (Ha!) Hosted by the Highlandtown Community Association on June 1 from 8:00a-1:00p, on Bank Street between Ellwood Ave. and East Ave. 

  • Community Picnic in the Park: Join Delegate Brooke Lierman and all of Team 46, City Council members, elected officials, and fellow neighbors for this free event, featuring BBQ, face painting, and more! June 2 from 2p-4p.

  • From Transportation Committee: Head over to Linwood Ave. and Baltimore St. to view the ROW art project installation--great work! Paint touch-ups are forthcoming. 


MAY GUESTS


Magdalena Tsiongas, Consent Decree Monitoring Team, Southeast District Neighborhood Liaison

  • Community participation in the reform process is vital. The Monitoring Team seeks input from the community to monitor and support BPD reform through involvement with police misconduct trial boards, quarterly meetings, policy revisions, etc. 

  • Learn more and get involved at Community participation in the reform process is vital. The Monitoring Team seeks input from the community to monitor and support BPD reform through involvement with police misconduct trial boards, quarterly meetings, policy revisions, etc. Learn more and get involved at www.bpdmonitor.com. Contact Magdalena at magztsiong@gmail.com or info@bpdmonitor.com

Sgt. Christopher Merino, Baltimore Police Department, Southeast Neighborhood Services Unit

  • Neighborhood Services Unit serves s the bridge between the southeast district and BPD, prioritizing community involvement through cop walks, facilitated discussions, meeting neighbors, etc. 

  • Contact Christopher at christopher.merino@baltimorepolice.org, 410-396-2422 or 443-915-3187.

Zeke Cohen, City Councilman, District 1

  • Safety: Patterson Park is involved in the Southeast Baltimore Public Safety Task force. Patterson Park was selected along with two other Baltimore neighborhoods to pilot micro-community policing initiatives, allowing community members to have a voice in determining our community's relationship with law enforcement, and contributing to what policing should look like in our area. 

  • Legislation: There is upcoming legislation for all single-stall public restrooms to be gender-inclusive; stay tuned for more information on this around Pride Week. 

  • Shift in City government: Former Mayor Pugh resigned on May 2. Acting Mayor Jack Young is in place, and Brandon Scott was unanimously elected as President of the City Council. 

  • Ransomware attack: The tech systems for Baltimore City got hacked recently in a ransomware attack. Please continue to log your concerns by calling 311; you need a Service Receipt number to receive services!