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District 13 Spotlight - Jan 2024


Happy New Year, District 13 !


As your District’s Councilman, I am excited to embark on another year of progress, unity, and positive change. Let's build a brighter future together in 2024!'




Introducing my District 13 team !


As we embark on a new year, change is in the air, and I'm thrilled to formally introduce the fresh faces shaping our team. In December 2023, Team 13 welcomed Chief of Staff Michelle Lee, Community Liaison Daryl Thorpe, and Office Assistant Jamaal Muhammad. Each member brings a wealth of knowledge as well as ties and relationships within East Baltimore, particularly in the heart of the 13th district




Councilman In the News


As illegal dumping becomes a growing concern within the City of Baltimore, my office remains dedicated to combating this issue, as it severely impacts the health and well-being of our community here in the 13th district.


“We want to bring back the charm to Baltimore City.” - Councilman Antonio Glover

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Baltimore’s Crime Rate is Down a historic 21%


As we enter a new year, Baltimore City has experienced a historically significant crime drop of 21%. This accomplishment has been achieved in collaboration with members from Safe Streets, MONSE, and the City Council as a whole.


On January 3, 2024, I Joined Mayor Brandon Scott, Council President Nick Mosby, Councilman James Torrance, and several Baltimore City political, civic and community leaders for a press conference to share this historic news.


Public safety is a top priority in my office, and we are committed to continuing our collaboration with the City Council to develop more hands-on strategies to combat the persistent threat to public safety in the City of Baltimore.


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2024 Annual Vigil of Remembrance


As we enter the new year, we take a moment to reflect on the lives lost due to unfortunate circumstances. Mayor Brandon Scott hosted his 2024 Vigil of Remembrance to honor the lives of Baltimore City residents that we lost in the year 2023.


Although it was a somber evening, there were messages of inspiration and hope shared.

Captioned above, Chaplain Michelle Lee, who is also my Chief of Staff, is praying and speaking on behalf of the first responders.


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On behalf of Councilman Antonio Glover and the District 13 family,

we extend our heartfelt appreciation for your dedicated service to the City of Baltimore. It was an honor for our staff to attend the First Responders Appreciation Gathering and present you with a well-deserved citation.


Your hard work and commitment to East Baltimore has not gone unnoticed, and we are grateful for your contributions to our community. Thank you, Lieutenant Antwann Davis.




 Councilman In the News


It saddens me to continue witnessing senseless violence in our district. In my recent interview with Fox 45, I centered the conversation around preventing youth crime.


              “Our community shouldn't have to deal with this type of violence.”


. For the full story, please visit the. LINK



City Hall Updates


As the Baltimore City Council has commenced its 101st year, we’re ready for action!

Stay involved by keeping an eye on City Hall meetings through Legistar and actively participating in person or online to ensure your voice is heard.\


Your engagement is not only valuable to district 13, but also contributes to the well-being of Baltimore City as a whole. LINK



A change of guard!


Let’s give a warm District 13 welcome to our new Police Commanders! In the Eastern District our new, fearless leader is Major Jai Etwaroo, Team 300 of the Northeastern District is now headed by Major Dwayne Swinton, and our dream team is rounded out by Southeast District Major Alberto Colon. 




Councilman Turns 46 Years Young


Capricorn season is the B.E.S.T Season! A special shoutout to my fellow Capricorns


In City News



Former Baltimore City Council Woman Agnes Welch of [District 9] Dies at age 99.

 

Maryland General Assembly Back in Session on January 10th, 2024.

 

Baltimore City States Attorney Ivan Bates Introduces Legislative Priorities before upcoming General Assembly Session.


GO RAVENS !!

                                                                                                               https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/press-release-ravens-afc-championship-week-festivities-fan-event-schedule



Become an energy assistance expert


The Office of People's Counsel will be offering two short webinars on how to get help with your energy bills during the month of January. The Director of the Office of Home Energy Programs will be co-hosting these sessions, so don't miss out on this opportunity.


Keep Your Lights On!January 16, NoonJanuary 23, 6 p.m.Keep your lights on! Learn what to do if you fall behind on your utility bill. We will talk about how to lower and get help paying your gas and electric bill in 3 steps and give you tips on how to prevent a termination during these colder months.

 


January 18, Noon


Join OPC and the Director of the Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) for a deep dive into the OHEP energy assistance application. Together, we will review the application and documents you will need to turn in a successful application the first time. If you help people fill out energy applications, this is the session for you!





IRS creates a "get ready" guide.


With the nation's tax season rapidly approaching, the Internal Revenue Service is reminding taxpayers there are important steps they can take now to help "get ready" to file their 2023 federal tax return.


A little advance work now can help people have the paperwork and information ready to file their tax returns quickly and accurately. As part of this education effort, the IRS has a special page outlining items taxpayers can look into now to get ready to file their 2023 tax returns.

 



New report details how MD will achieve its climate goals.


In 2022, the Maryland General Assembly passed the Climate Solutions Now Act, establishing the most ambitious Green House Gas (GHG) reduction goals of any U.S. state. Maryland is now required to reduce statewide GHG emissions 60% from 2006 levels by 2031 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2045 while creating jobs and net economic benefits.  


The Maryland Department of the Environment just recently released a report, The Climate Pollution Reduction Plan, which outlines how Maryland can meet these goals. The policies in the plan, if fully implemented, are projected to achieve the 2031 goal and put Maryland on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2045. The policies will nearly put an end to the fossil fuel era and accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy. In turn, the state will experience improved air quality, health, wealth, and the prospect of keeping our planet habitable for future generations.

 



The Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) provides bill assistance to income-eligible households in the State of Maryland to make their energy costs more affordable and to help with the prevention of loss and the restoration of home energy service. The Office of People's Counsel encourages anyone who is behind on their utility bills to not wait to receive a turn-off notice and apply for assistance.


The Office of Home Energy Programs in partnership with the Maryland Energy Advocates Coalition put together an insider's guide on how to submit an energy assistance application completely and correctly. 


Youth Works applications are open.


Deadline is March 22nd!! LINK




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Best,



Baltimore City Council

City Hall, Suite 516

100 North Holliday St., Baltimore, MD 21202

(410) 396-4829; fax: (410) 347-0534

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