BALTIMORE CITY, MARYLAND

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ASSET MANAGEMENT
Under Police Dept., renamed Property Management Servics.

CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD FOR CHILDREN EASTERN REGION BOARD no. 3
Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms, Board was disbanded in Jan. 2017.

CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD FOR CHILDREN EASTERN REGION BOARD no. 4
Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms, Board was disbanded in Jan. 2017.

CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD FOR CHILDREN NORTHWEST REGION BOARD no. 7
Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms, Board was disbanded in Jan. 2017.

CITIZEN REVIEW BOARD FOR CHILDREN NORTHWEST REGION BOARD no. 9
Appointed by Governor to 4-year terms, Board was disbanded in Feb. 2017.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE COMPLIANCE & EXTERNAL AFFAIRS DIVISION
Under Police Dept., renamed Compliance, Accountability and External Affairs Division.

ECONOMIC & NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT
Responsible for advancement of Baltimore's businesses and communities, Economic and Neighborhood Development oversaw the Department of Human Resources, and six offices: Cable and Communications; Children, Youth, and Familes; Economic and Neighborhood Development; Minority and Women-Owned Business Development; Promotion and the Arts; and Research and Communications.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & PUBLIC SAFETY
Public Safety, Operations, and Citistat was restructured as Emergency Management and Public Safety in Sept. 2012.

Deputy Chief for Emergency Management and Public Safety was responsible for three offices: Criminal Justice; Emergency Management; and Information Technology.

FISCAL OPERATING COMMITTEE
Edward J. Gallagher, Director of Finance, Chair (chosen by Mayor)

Appointed by Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners: Ralph S. Tyler, Esq.

Appointed by Mayor: Matthew D. Gallagher

Ex officio: Mary E. Clapsaddle, designee of State Superintendent of Schools; Beatrice L. Tripps, designee of Baltimore City Council President.

Established March 17, 2004 by Mayor, City Council, and Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.

Committee completed its work on May 10, 2006.

FOOD POLICY TASK FORCE
In Nov. 2008, Food Policy Task Force was organized.

FORENSIC SERVICES DIVISION
Under Police Dept., renamed Forensic Science and Evidence Management Division.

HEALTH COMMITTEE
Under City Council, Health Committee originated as Health and Environment Committee, which had formed by 1992. It reorganized as Public Safety and Health Committee, and reformed as Health Committee in 2010. Discontinued in Dec. 2016.

HEROIN TREATMENT & PREVENTION TASK FORCE
Appointed by Mayor:
Samuel Ross, Chair
Kenneth Abrams; Michael T. Abrams; Jose Arbelaez; Robert K. Brooner, M.D.; Aruna Chandran, M.D.; Robert W. Curran; Vu T. Dang; Franklin Dyson; Jan Gryczynski; Lisa Hadley, M.D.; Zereana Jess-Huff; Kimberly A. Johnson; Jacquelyn Jones; Traci Kodeck; Keith D. Matthews; Scott Nolen; Amanda Owens; Daryl C. Plevy; Timothy Santoni; Robert P. Schwartz, M.D.; Judy Simmons; Ryan Smith; Crista Taylor; Reginald Thomas, Sr., D.Min.; L. Michelle Tuten, Ph.D.; G. Jay Unick, Ph.D.; Vickie L. Walters; Kathleen L. Westcoat; Michelle Wirzberger, Esq.; Christina Trenton; Mishka Terplan, M.D.

Mayor formed Heroin Treatment and Prevention Task Force in Oct. 2014. Task Force's four work groups focused on neighborhood engagement, practice standards, data collection, and access to care.

In July 2015, Task Force was to submit its report.

HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
Under City Council, merged with Urban Affairs and Aging Committee to form Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Dec. 2016.

INTELLIGENCE SECTION
Under Police Dept., reorganized as Homeland Security Division.

MAYORAL WORK GROUP ON HOMELESSNESS
Appointed by Mayor:
Tina Hike-Hubbard, Chair
Damien Haussling; Jeffrey K. Hettleman; Thomasina (Tomi) Hiers; Amy Kleine; Kevin Lindamood; Ingrid M. Lofgren; Janice Miller; Molly McGrath Tierney.

Mayor appointed Mayoral Work Group on Homelessness in May 2017 to develop policy recommendations to reduce homelessness.

Work Group submitted its report on June 30, 2017.

MAYOR'S ANTI-ANIMAL ABUSE TASK FORCE
Appointed by Mayor:
Caroline A. Griffin, Esq., Chair
Robert Anderson; Jennifer Etheridge, Esq.; Olivia D. Farrow, Esq.; Aileen Gabbey; Ann Gearhart; Sheryl Goldstein, Esq.; Rev Charles Goods; George Hurd; Robert Johnson; Randall Lockwood, Ph.D.; Kimberly McConkey; Jennifer Mead-Brause; Zoe Michal; Chris Muldowney; Karen Reese; Edward L. Reisinger; Lt. Col. Paul Sheppard.

Created in July 2009 in response to burning death of a dog named Phoenix, Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Task Force was to make recommendations on ending animal cruelty and dogfighting in Baltimore.

In its final report of July 30, 2010, Task Force recommended creation of a commission to carry on its work. In September 2010, the Mayor's Anti-Animal Abuse Advisory Commission was established.

MAYOR'S COUNCIL ON MINORITY & WOMEN-OWNED BUSINESS ENTERPRISES
Robert L. Wallace, Chair

Established by Mayor on July 18, 2012, Advisory Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises reviewed and evaluated practices of Office of Minority and Women-Owned Business Development, and made recommendations to Mayor and Office for improvements.

Appointed by Mayor, twenty-three members served on Council.

By Jan. 15, 2013, Council was to report its findings to Mayor.

MAYOR'S WORKING GROUP ON THE USE & IMPLEMENTATION OF [POLICE] BODY-WORN CAMERAS
Staff: Stephanie J. Robinson, Esq. (410) 396-4950
web:
http://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/programs/body-camera-working-group

Appointed by Mayor:
James R. Benjamin, Jr., Esq., Co-Chair
Rev. Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant, Co-Chair
Curtis L. Anderson; Jacqueline Caldwell; Col. Garnell W. Green; Michael L. Marshall; L. Jerome Mullen; Andrew J. Nebus; David E. Ralph, Esq.; David R. Rocah, Esq.; Jerry Rodriguez; Gene Ryan; Suzanne Sangree, Esq.; Brandon M. Scott; Kirsten Silveira; Mark Washington.

Mayor's Working Group on the Use and Implementation of [Police] Body-Worn Cameras was initiated by Mayor in Oc. 2014. Working Group considered benefits and risks of body-camera use, including cost, privacy, video storage, and appropriate scope of such a program for Baltimore.

On April 3, 2015, Working Group submitted its report to Mayor.

NEW AMERICANS TASK FORCE
Appointed by Mayor

Mayor established New Americans Task Force in 2013 to develop a plan to retain and attract immigrants to Baltimore.

OFFICE OF PUBLIC HEALTH PREPAREDNESS REPSONSE
Under Dept. of Health, renamed Office of Emergency Preparedness.

RECREATION & PARKS COMMITTEE
Under City Council and formerly a subcommittee of Public Safety Committee, reorganized as Recreation and Parks Committee in 2011. Discontinued in Dec. 2016.

SPECIAL COMMISSION TO REVIEW BALTIMORE'S PUBLIC CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS
web:
http://baltimoreplanning.wix.com/monumentcommission

Appointed by Mayor:
Aaron Bryant, Ph.D., Chair
Elissa Blount-Moorhead; Donna A. Cypress; Mary J. Demory; Larry S. Gibson, J.D.; Elford D. Jackson; Elizabeth M. Nix, Ph.D.

Mayor's Staff representative: Casey Brent

In June 2015, Mayor created Special Commission to Review Baltimore's Public Confederate Monuments. Commission focused on the four Confederate monuments on City property: Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument; Confederate Women of Maryland Monument; Roger B. Taney Monument; and Lee and Jackson Monument.

In Aug. 2016, Commission submitted its report to Mayor.

The four Confederate monuments were removed Aug. 16, 2017.

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
Under Police Dept., reformed as Strategic Services Bureau.

TASK FORCE ON BALTIMORE CITY PUBLIC/PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT FINANCING EFFORTS
Appointed by City Council:
Wendy Blair, Co-Chair
Calman J. (Buddy) Zamoski, Jr., Co-Chair
Peter G. Angelos; Paul Bernard; Robert C. Embry, Jr.; Andrew B. Frank; Ronald M. Kreitner; Joseph T. (Jody) Landers; Linda Loubert, Ph.D.; Robert Manekin; Jonathan Melnick; Gary D. Rodwell, Ph.D.; Mark Sissman; Mark L. Wasserman; Maria Welch.

City Council staff: Carl Stokes

In Jan. 2011, Task Force on Baltimore City Public/Private Development Financing Efforts was convened by City Council member Carl Stokes. Task Force charge was to review Baltimore's process for awarding and then monitoring tax increment financing (fits) and payment in lieu of taxes (pilots). Task Force also was to consider whether these "tifs" and "pilots" were being committed at expense of neighborhood priorities.

Report submitted Oct. 2011.

URBAN AFFAIRS & AGING COMMITTEE
Under City Council, Urban Affairs and Aging Committee began by 1994 as Urban and Governmental Affairs Committee. By 2005, it was renamed Urban and Aging Committee. It merged with Housing and Community Development Committee to form Housing and Urban Affairs Committee in Dec. 2016.

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