Baltimore City Council

The city has 15,000 vacant properties and the city owns 1,246 of them. 

This comes after protestors tore down the statue of Columbus in Little Italy and tossed in the Inner Harbor this summer.

The current plan diverts recycling crews to full-time trash collection in an effort to make up for route delays caused by staffing shortages and illness.

Baltimore City Council President Brandon Scott is concerned the city is not ready for November’s general election. He is calling on the state Board of Elections to mail an absentee ballot to every eligible voter. Earlier this month, Gov. Larry Hogan requested all eligible voters be mailed an application to request an absentee ballot, but […]

Baltimore is following in the footsteps of several cities across the country. On Monday, the city council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee approved measures to defund portions of the Baltimore Police Department. Remember you can always take WOLB 1010 with you wherever you go by listening live online or via our app. A motion to defund […]

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The Baltimore City Council gave final approval Monday to a bill which would prohibit retail stores from giving customers plastic bags at checkout. The measure has been debated before the council for more than ten years and has faced strong opposition from the Maryland Retailers’ Association. Sign Up For Our Newsletter! For The Latest News: […]

Baltimore City Council members voted on a plan Monday night that would change the water system in the city. Under the plan, the city could not cut off water service or put a lien on a property during an appeals process. They’re also looking to offer payment plans, create a discount program for those struggling to […]

Baltimore City Council President wants the Mayor to spend the city’s $34 million budget surplus on heating and cooling systems for Baltimore City Public Schools. According to Baltimore City Schools data, 60 percent of school buildings in the city lack air conditioning and over the last month alone 49 schools had to be closed for […]

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Lawmakers are considering banning plastic bags in Baltimore and on Tuesday, the Baltimore City Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the proposed comprehensive bag ban legislation. The measure was first introduced in 2006 but is moving closer to becoming reality. The Baltimore City Health Department, the Department of Public Works and the National Aquarium all […]

Baltimore’s City Council hosted a public hearing Tuesday to discuss banning plastic bags. The bill would ban bags in corner grocery stores and supermarkets. Retailers who choose not to comply could face up to six months in jail. In addition, store owners could face a $1,000 fine. It’s a debate that’s nearly 10 years in the […]