To support the Builders of the Bay program, designed to launch a series of local roundtable task forces. These task forces will investigate existing building codes and ordinances and make recommendations to local county planning commissions designed to make building codes environmentally sensitive and economically feasible.
In support of the Environmental Crimes Unit Campaign Against Illegal Dumping, including prosecution of offenders and the establishment of a "tip line" to encourage citizens to report illegal dumping. This effort will target ten "hot spots" that have been identified as chronic dumping sites for commercial debris and illegal contaminants.
For the cost of developing a County Score Card, measuring efforts to abate sprawl, and publishing a guide to issues related to land-use legislation. This guide is being written for activists who are interested in familiarizing themselves with the political process and land use litigation.
For the Historic Communities Investment Fund, a matching grant program to create additional historic districts in Baltimore. These new and expanded districts will be eligible for the Maryland State Historic rehabilitation tax credit refund.
Two-year support of the Anchors of Hope initiative in the Greenmount Community for the rehabilitation of six vacant houses for resale.
Toward an initiative to clean streets and alleys in a 22-square-block area of the Patterson Park community.
For independent accounting services for a community development corporation experiencing extensive growth. Through housing acquisition, rehabilitations, sales and rentals, the corporation has been able to abate the deterioration of neighborhoods north and east of Patterson Park
For expenses related to Phase II of a land use and redevelopment plan for the east side neighborhood north of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The plan centers on a biomedical research facility and explores the feasibility of other economic, retail and residential uses.
Two-year support of the 2002 and 2003 Maryland Film Festival. This funding includes travel expenses to bring filmmakers to Baltimore during an annual spring festival as a marketing tool to encourage future film production in Baltimore and Maryland.
For additional support of the Live Near Your Work program, in partnership with Citizens Planning and Housing Association. The purpose of the program is to provide financial incentives for employees who purchase homes in neighborhoods near their workplace.