Beginning in June of 2015, CPHA held seven forums discussing issues of importance to the Baltimore region. After each forum we compiled a report about what we discussed and recommendations on what should be done next. Each of these reports can be viewed below.
This report sums up what we learned in our forums and contains recommendations for the new Mayor, City Council, and citizens of Baltimore on how we can make Baltimore the best city it can be.
This forum was held in June of 2015, shortly after the Baltimore Uprising. Our panel featured community activists, elected officials, and prominent regional leaders. We also held breakout sessions on Health and Food Access, Job Creation and Workforce Development, Equitable Development, and how to coordinate the efforts of those working on these issues.
Held in September of 2015 in the wake of Governor Larry Hogan’s unprecedented cancellation of the Red Line light rail project, our summit discussed the current political landscape surrounding transit in the Baltimore region and the next steps advocates should take when it comes to advocating for better transit.
Our forum on Tax Increment Financing (TIF) was held in April of 2016 as part of our 75th Anniversary Forum Series. We held a discussion on what TIF’s are and our panel discussed how TIFs can be properly used to incentivize development.
The second of CPHA’s 75th Anniversary forums, our forum on improving the city’s inclusionary housing law was held at the end of Baltimore Data Day. We had a lively discussion with developers and affordable housing advocates on the shortcomings of Baltimore’s current inclusionary housing law and ways to improve it.
Gameplan for Revitalization in Baltimore: Linking Vacants to Value, CORE, and the Baltimore Green Network Plan
The third forum in our 75th Anniversary Forum Series, this forum discussed how the programs mentioned above can work together to attract investment to disinvested communities throughout Baltimore City.
The fourth forum in our 75th Anniversary Series, we discussed the practice of “stating” programs like CitiStat, StateStat, and PrinceGeorge’s CountyStat how they can improve delivery of government services. Our report also contains a number of recommendations for Mayor Pugh on how to improve CitiStat.
This was the fifth and final of our 75th Anniversary Forums. It was held in November and featured a lively discussion on the merits of the BaltimoreLink bus system redesign and the Maryland Open Transportation Decisions Act.
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