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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
Costello and Hayes: Don’t give up on State Center The Sun hit the nail on the head in its editorial last month bemoaning the effect on the city of Gov. Larry Hogan‘s decision to cancel Maryland’s contracts for the renovation of the State Center office complex on Baltimore’s West Side. We share The Sun’s view, […]
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 – […]
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 […]