Board Members Present: Phong, Aaron, Pete, Shayna, Corey, Wynn
Staff member – Amanda
Total Attendees: 45
- Vote to affirm LUC’s vote for a letter of support.
- Beer Release Party
- Sponsored by Peabody Brewing
- Proceeds will go to GRIA
- Outdoor space for the release
- Sunday July 25th from 2-5pm, Free Admission
- Music provided by Superior Cling
- Traffic Calming and Development Updates
- 28th and 29th street, retiming the traffic lights
- Pursuing more structural changes to those roadways
- Applied to do an extension of the Big Jump to maryland ave.
- Traffic calming should be installed on Huntingdon and Sisson.
- Huntington and 26th 4-way stop is being proposed to become a traffic light
- 401 W. 26th street redevelopment is in process with the land use committee, currently re-reviewing their plan based on feedback.
- USPS Mail Delays
- Had a meeting with the regional and general director
- They apologized for delays and said the issues would
- The facility does not have stamps and hasn’t been kept up
- Informed delivery has suffered
- Gave an excuse for not having sorters
- Homeowners Tax Credit
- Homeowners tax credit may be filed for online https://onestop.md.gov/tags/5d28c76eb7039400faf44adb
- Upcoming Plastic Bag Ban
- Bag ban was pushed back to october 1st
- Reusable bags are being collected at the waverly farmers market
- DPW Q&A: Food Waste Pilot Program
- Food scraps will be collected at dropoff centers around the city
- Normal dropoff centers such as Sission Street
- DPW will also be performing workshops across the city
- Good Evening Everyone, I am your liaison for DPW
- If you have any questions or issues, please contact me at (443) 835-9084 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For further information regarding the Food Waste Pilot Program, the website is: https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/solid-waste/drop-off
- Certain corners are especially problematic for dumping
- DPW is currently doing walkthroughs of the neighborhood
- GRIA will email Germaine with 3 date/times to propose for walkthroughs
- Intro: State’s Attorney for Baltimore City
- Darnyle K. Wharton – Community Liaison for the Northern District for the State’s Attorney Office
- If you have comments for feedback for the office of the state’s attorney, please direct them to Darnyle
- If you have any questions about current, pending or past cases
- Any hotspots in the neighborhood
- The office is currently focused on public safety
- Community engagement
- Chat and chew – get all the community association leaders together to talk about shared issues in their neighborhoods.
- Mock trial – will be presenting
- Is the SA currently working on any restorative justice programs or alternatives to incarceration?
- Aim to Bmore program is one of the restorative justice
- Corey to get more data on the percentage of people offered this program
- Can you be more specific about a focus on public safety
- A focus on violent offenders and especially violent reoffenders
- Should local policing issues be forwarded to the SA community liaison?
- Most local police issues should still be forwarded to the police liaison
- Shouldn’t we fix the issues with our systems rather than the relying on liasons?
- Agreed, BPD current has 48 different incompatible systems.
- Consent decree was put in place to address these issues, and their implementation extends for years.
- What work will the city manager be doing to fix these constituent service issues?
- The mayor’s office could probably answer that question better
- Community Announcements
- R.House Community Kitchen
- 7/21, 5-7pm: Free meal for low income neighbors. Get the voucher for the free meal and more details at the Guardian Angel food pantry Wednesday morning.
- 8/4, 5-7pm: Free meal for low income neighbors. Get the voucher for the free meal and more details at the Guardian Angel food pantry Wednesday morning.
- Sidewalk popup markets in front of B.Williow
- Dumpster Day coming up 26th and Huntingdon, more info next month
- It will also involve a community cleanup
- R.House Community Kitchen