BALTIMORE, MD – On Monday, November 1, 2010, at 5 p.m., the City Council's Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee will hold a hearing to explore the possibility of broadcasting proceedings from the Liquor Board, Board of Municipal Zoning Appeals and Board of Estimates, which represent three of the city’s most influential decision-making bodies.
Most citizens are kept in the dark about decisions made by these powerful boards – which rule on everything from zoning changes to the awarding of multi-million dollar construction contracts – because they are not currently televised, and the meetings often take place during the day when people are at work.
“My bill will continue to strengthen Baltimore’s communities and ensure that our citizens are able to follow government proceedings,” Council President Young said. “The Transparency and Accountability Bill is critically important and will help us build a stronger Baltimore.”
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young introduced the Transparency and Accountability Bill (TAB) on September 20, 2010, to determine the feasibility of televising these important proceedings. The hearing is open to the public and will be broadcast on TV25.
Location: Du Burns Council Chamber, 4th Floor, City Hall
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Date: Monday, Nov. 1, 2010