Entries by Eric Costello

The 2020 Campaign Classroom

When we launched our 2020 campaign, we began a fellowship program to engage young people interested in local government. We’ve built an incredible team of passionate people from local universities. Every chance we get, we turn our campaign office into a classroom to give them opportunities to learn from some of the best in the […]

Electronic Scooters And Bicycles Pilot Program – Update

BACKGROUND Baltimore City and the Department of Transportation (DOT) engaged in a 6 ½ month pilot period with both Bird and Lime for the use of dockless vehicles (electric scooters and bicycles), on August 15, 2018, which expires on February 28, 2019. DOT has stated that the purpose of this pilot project is to allow […]

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 […]

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 […]