Entries by Eric Costello

Stadium District Camera Expansion Project

UPDATE – STADIUM DISTRICT CAMERA EXPANSION PROJECT (impacting Federal Hill, Otterbein, Sharp Leadenhall, and South Baltimore) BACKGROUND Over the past four years community leaders in Federal Hill, Otterbein, and Sharp Leadenhall, led by Joe Levy, have been working with Senator Bill Ferguson, Councilman Eric Costello, Delegates Luke Clippinger, Brooke Lierman, and Robbyn Lewis, the Casino […]

Revised Executive Order and Face Covering Order

Mayor Young has issued a revised Executive Order which places additional restrictions in place in response to spikes in COVID-19. This goes into effect on Thursday, Nov 12, at 5pm. In addition, the Health Department has issued a Revised Face Covering Order, which has been effective since Friday, Nov 06. These documents are linked below […]

Pizza parties are easy, governing is harder

As an elected official, it’s easy to make promises people want to hear without considering what fulfilling those promises will take. It’s easy to look at the top line of an appropriation and decide – without reading it, without reviewing rules surrounding it – that you know how it should be spent. In essence, it’s […]

UPDATES – Recycling Collection Temporarily Suspended

Recycling service is suspended effective Monday, August 31 through December 15. While the Department and DPW’s workers have worked hard to maintain residential recycling collection throughout the pandemic and record-breaking heat while other cities have abandoned recycling all together,  modifying how DPW collects recycling is now necessary to stabilize and maintain trash collection for obvious […]

Mayor Young’s September 08 Executive Order

Mayor Young Announces Loosening of Restrictions on Indoor Dining, Recreational Facilities, Religious Facilities, and Retail Establishments – Change in restrictions will take effect on Tuesday, Sept. 8, and come after month of sustained improvements in COVID-19 indicators Mayor Young Executive Order 09.08.20 Health Department Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Liquor Board Guidance Health Department Infographic Press […]

Recycling Collection Temporarily Suspended

THIS POST HAS SINCE BEEN UPDATED, SEE HERE FOR REVISED VERSION: https://www.costelloforbaltimore.com/uncategorized/updates-recycling-collection-temporarily-suspended/ Recycling service is suspended effective Monday, August 31 through October 31. While the Department and DPW’s workers have worked hard to maintain residential recycling collection throughout the pandemic and record-breaking heat while other cities have abandoned recycling all together,  modifying how DPW collects […]

Executive Order: Partial Reopening of Restaurants and Bars for Indoor Dining and Restricting Outdoor Dining and Gatherings

Mayor Young’s update Executive Order dated Aug 07, 2020: Partial Reopening of Restaurants and Bars for Indoor Dining and Restricting Outdoor Dining and Gatherings: EO 8-7-2020 Mayor Young’s updated executive order includes the following: Indoor dining: Restaurant dining rooms must close at 10:00 p.m. A restaurant’s kitchen is permitted to remain open past 10:00 p.m. […]

CRITICAL DAILY UPDATES – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CRITICAL INFORMATION — COVID-19 (last updated Sunday, May 17, at 14:30) This communication includes critical information and guidance related to COVID-19 and will be updated at least daily as more information becomes available and / or as the situation evolves. If you have questions or suggestions, please email: eric.costello@baltimorecity.gov or call 410-396-4816. Information is organized […]

The 2020 Campaign Classroom – Part 3

The 2020 Campaign Classroom is back! Our Fellowship Program to engage young people interested in campaigns and local government remains in full swing. Today we turned the office back into a classroom and had industry experts share their professional experiences and answer questions. Today we were fortunate to have Bill Cole (recovering elected official, former […]