Review all the resolutions, bill and hearings before the Baltimore City Council this week.
City Council committees will be holding hearings this week reviewing ordinances and resolutions aimed at addressing a variety of issues from city auditing practices to the Vacants to Value Initiative. The times and dates for these events are reported on the City Council’s legislative calendar and are subject to change.
The bill would require certain contracts and projects to fill 51 percent of new jobs with city residents.
City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young will introduce a bill requiring at least 51 percent of new jobs created by a city contract of more than $300,000 or a project receiving $5 million in subsidies to be filled by city residents. The bill entitled the "Finance and Procurement—Local Hiring" will be introduced during the City Council’s hearing scheduled for 5 p.m., Monday at City Hall, according to a news release. "Baltimore must move beyond relying on the good faith efforts of contractors to ensure that residents have access to employment opportunities," Young said in the release. "City government must ensure that our residents, labor leaders and contractors join together to finally make local hiring a priority as we seek to grow …