Entries by Eric Costello

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 […]

FY2018 Budget Process

The following Fiscal Year 2018 budget publications are now available online: Fiscal 2018 Preliminary Budget Fiscal 2018 Executive Summary The City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee schedule for hearing the FY2018 budget is appended below and available for download here: Final Budget Schedule

UPCOMING SNOW STORM

CRITICAL UPDATES FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) – Schools open 2 hours late on Wednesday, March 15. District office opens on time. Staff: Check your email for reporting details., please follow BCPS on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

Opportunities to Engage on the FY2018 School Budget Deficit

There is a projected deficit of $130 Million in the FY2018 Baltimore City Public Schools budget. There are several opportunities for parents in the 11th District to get engaged on this issue, either Citywide, or with a specific school in the 11th District, in chronological order below. Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) – Districtwide Townhall […]

BIENNIAL AUDITS OVERSIGHT COMMISSION (BAOC)

The first meeting of the Biennial Audits Oversight Commission (BAOC) will be Wednesday, Feb 15, 5pm, at City Hall, in Council Chambers on the 4th Floor. More information on the 1st meeting is available below: BAOC – Draft Agenda – outlines the agenda for meeting and the four votes that will take place; BAOC – Charter Amendment – […]

COSTELLO INTRODUCES BILL TO KEEP CYCLISTS SAFE

Councilman Eric T. Costello introduced legislation aimed at keeping cyclists safe. The bill does two key things: 1) it increases the penalty for blocking a bike lane with a motor vehicle; and 2) makes this a towable offense. Bikemore, the premier cyclist advocacy group in Baltimore City has expressed their support for the legislation. You can learn […]