Entries by Eric Costello

Baltimore City Councils Unanimously Urges State Lawmakers to Adopt Criteria for State Center Development

BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTS RESOLUTION URGING STATE LAWMAKERS TO ADOPT CRITERIA FOR STATE CENTER REDEVELOPMENT March 1, 2018, Baltimore, MD— After a year of dimming prospects for State Center redevelopment, a step forward took place this week. The Baltimore City Council unanimously adopted City Council Resolution 18-0069R supporting the redevelopment of the State Center […]

Costello and Reisinger Secure DOT Commitment to Make Immediate Repairs to VVM Bridge on S Hanover St

Councilman Eric Costello and Councilman Ed Reisinger (10th District) met with the Director of DOT on Feb 26th to discuss the details of DOT’s commitment to repair the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Bridge on S Hanover St and make the road surface safe again. There is a three phase plan which includes the following: 1- IMMEDIATE […]

South Baltimore Parking Study

The South Baltimore Parking Study, commissioned with Casino Impact Aid, covering the neighborhoods of Federal Hill, Federal Hill South, Otterbein, Riverside, Sharp Leadenhall, and South Baltimore is now available online here: South Baltimore Parking Study – Nov 13, 2017

Councilman Costello’s Testimony to the Kirwan Commission

TESTIMONY TO THE COMMISSION ON INNOVATION & EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2017 Mr. Chairman and Members of the Commission on Innovation & Excellence in Education, My name is Eric Costello and I am the Councilman for Baltimore City’s 11th District, which includes the Central Business District, Downtown’s Westside, Central West Baltimore, Midtown, and […]

Costello and CP Young Introduce Public Safety Officer’s Property Tax Credit

Council to introduce legislation to help boost number of public safety officers living in Baltimore City Legislation, co-sponsored by Councilman Costello and President Young, would offer housing tax credits to safety officials who reside in Baltimore BALTIMORE, MD – President Bernard C. “Jack” Young and Chairman Eric T. Costello will introduce legislation at tonight’s City […]

Request for Legal Opinion on Confederate Monuments

In light of yesterday’s tragic events, I have sent a letter to the City Solicitor requesting his opinion on the legal requirements that must be addressed in order to remove, relocate, or reinterpret existing confederate monuments as well as the Roger B. Taney Monument. You may view the entire letter here: 2017.08.13 – Legal Clarification on […]

City Council Ordinance 17-0111 – Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly

INFORMATION ON CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE 17-0111 – Weapons – Prohibiting Handguns Near Places of Public Assembly. I have given this issue a great deal of thought after extensive research and discussions and have put together the information below that includes: 1) legal background on this issue; 2) details on the proposed ordinance; 3) why I believe the ordinance […]

Grand Reopening of Crispus Attucks Rec Center

Every Baltimore Child Deserves This June 26, 2017    |   By Mary T. Phelan Children in the West Baltimore neighborhood of Madison Park will have a special place to play this summer and all the seasons ahead after the Crispus Attucks Recreation Center reopened June 19, thanks in large part to the University of Maryland […]

Costello Leads Effort to Reach Budget Agreement

After 49 1/2 hours of Committee hearings and dozens of hours of negotiations, Council President Jack Young and Councilman Eric Costello, Chair of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, publicly announced an agreement with Mayor Pugh’s Administration on the FY2018 budget. This budget articulates both of the City Council’s and the Mayor’s shared priorities for additional […]