COUNCILWOMAN MARY PAT CLARKE'S BUS WORKGROUP 14 RELEASES ITS REPORT IN RESPONSE TO DRAFT 3 OF MTA'S BALTIMORELINK PLAN:
Please CLICK HERE to read the attached Report of Bus Workgroup 14 and submit your own comments on or before MTA's COMMENT DEADLINE of TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2017 with a copy to Councilwoman Clarke at MaryPat.Clarke@baltimorecity.gov and to Bus Workgroup 14 at email@example.com so that we can keep track of the comments and add you to our update email list .
MTA Planning Staff has reported to us at Public Meetings that they review all comments and make future decisions based upon the number of comments received. Therefore, it is very important that you LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! CLICK HERE to comment directly on the MTA website.
Mary Pat sponsors new $15/hr minimum wage bill. The bill would increase the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, while allowing businesses with fewer than 50 employees to do so by 2026. The bill would also allow employers to pay those younger than 21 and working entry level jobs at the state's minimum wage amount, and allow some businesses more time to comply.
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Looks as if a cold snap is heading our way. If so, please AVOID FROZEN PIPES by going to the lowest faucet in the house (usually in the cellar) and running a constant trickle of water until the cold snap passes. It should keep the pipes from freezing. In case of power OUTAGES or other BGE emergences, please call 1-877-778-2222 or visit www.BGE.com. The more calls received from a neighborhood, the better BGE can pinpoint the problem. As many affected neighbors as possible should call. Please also call our 14th district city hall office at 410-396-4814 to let us know of the problems reported so we can follow-up on your behalf. Even if after hours or on weekends, we will access these office calls remotely. Finally, please call or email me: 443-676-6187 cell and firstname.lastname@example.org. Be safe.
Stay warm. Check-in on elderly and frail neighbors. Thanks, Mary Pat
MTA Update & Local Hearing
Stay in the Loop! Come to our community's official Public Hearing regarding the changes to the MTA that will be taking effect in 2017. There are scheduled hearings all over MD throughout January, click here for the full schedule. The one in our district will be at the Waverly Library on Wednesday, January 18th from 5-7pm.
Oyster shell recycling program off to a good start! Click here to read more about Sisson Street's new oyster recycling center.
Read more about the Oyster Recovery Partnership HERE.
Baltimore City Water Bill Update & Resources
Starting in October of 2016, the Department of Public Works switched to monthly billing and started using a new water billing system which includes a new water bill layout and other rate structure changes. These improvements include a new online customer portal. This password-protected website allows customers to see their hourly water usage and other account information.
Contacting the DPW Customer Support and Services Division:
For water billing inquiries, customers may contact the Customer Support and Services Division:
Online Inquiry Form: http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/Water-Billing-Questions
Phone: (410) 396-5398 or 311
For information about water bill assistance programs and to access or submit an application electronically:
Phone: (410) 396-5398 or 311
The Homepage of their Updated Website: http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/waterbilling
Public Works announces new LEAK ADJUSTMENT POLICY:
Please save and use this information if experiencing water billing spikes.
IMPORTANT Information for Homeowners whose City Tax Liens were Purchased at the Annual Tax Sale.
If you or someone you know had a tax bill, water bill, or other City citation that resulted in their tax lien being sold at the City’s May 16 tax sale, CLICK HERE for important information on how to proceed.
Interested to know where Mary Pat stands on the latest issues?
- Greater Baltimore Board of Realtors
- City Council Candidates Forum: “Leadership for Improving Transportation”
- Laborers' International Union of North America
- Maryland League of Conservation Voters: Environmental Issues
- Maryland Working Families
- Metropolitan Baltimore Council AFL-CIO Unions
- AFT-Maryland, the Baltimore Teachers Union, and the City Union of Baltimore
- The Baltimore Sun
- Tubman City News
- Hampden Community Council
- Emerging Leaders
MUCH THANKS to these Official Endorsers of Mary Pat in her 2016 re-election campaign:
Thanks to so many of you for the wonderful kickoff to my 2016 re-election campaign! I am honored to continue to represent you! So much work ahead together in living-up to One Baltimore’s resolve to make Baltimore the land of opportunity to which we aspire for all residents, especially the children.
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Mary Pat Clarke
Andrew Dunn on August 1, 2016
Lorraine Mirabella and Natalie Sherman on April 18, 2016