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Council Committee to Hear Racial Profiling Resolution

City Council committees will give hearings to four bills this week.

City Council committees will give hearings to four pieces of legislation this week, including a resolution asking the Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City Public Schools to abandon the practice of racial profiling,

Tuesday:

The Judiciary and Legislative Investigations Committee will hold a hearing on updating and adopting various building codes, including adopting updated Maryland Building Performance Standards.

Sponsor: City Council President at the request of the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Time: 9:30 a.m.

Where: City Hall, Clarence H. Du Burns Council Chamber.

Wednesday:

The Land Use and Transportation Committee will consider legislation creating a planned unit development for BCP Investors on Lot 6505 aka Canton Crossing designated a business planned unit development. This would amend a planned unit development previously approved by the mayor and city council, according to the bill.

Sponsor: Councilman James Kraft

Time: 1 p.m.

Where: City Hall, Clarence H. Du Burns Council Chamber

The Public Safety Committee will hold a hearing on a resolution calling on the Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City Public Schools to discuss elimination the practice of racial profiling.

"Racial profiling targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin has undermined relations between law enforcement agencies and communities for far too long. According to ACLU reports, it remains prevalent throughout our nation and contributes to man unwarranted detentions, deaths, and other abuses every year," the bill reads. 

Sponsors: The entire City Council

When: 5 p.m.

Where: City Hall, Clarence H. Du Burns Council Chamber

Thursday:

The Urban Affairs and Aging Committee will give a hearing to legislation amending the Carroll Camden urban renewal plan to allow for a change in restrictions on the disposition of certain lots along the Gwynn Falls Trail.

Sponsor: City Council President at the request of the Department of Housing and Community Development.

When: 4 p.m.

Where: City Hall, Clarence H. Du Burns Council Chamber

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