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Council President announces new committee assignments

MEDIA ADVISORY                                                         

Thursday, June 27, 2019

 

Council President announces new committee assignments

 

Baltimore, MD – City Council President Brandon M. Scott announced new committee assignments for members of the Baltimore City Council on Thursday.  

 

Recently, the Council has seen reorganization with President Scott replacing former President Bernard C. “Jack” Young, and the appointment of Councilmember Danielle McCray to represent the 2nd district.

The announcement is headlined by the restructuring of Committees that will create more standalone committees for the council to have a deeper focus on critical issues facing Baltimore.

 

The Council will again have a standalone Health Committee chaired by Councilman Kristerfer Burnett. The Committee will begin to look at the tremendous health issues facing Baltimore from substance abuse to mental health and trauma. It will also be responsible for others matters concerning residents’ health and environmental health including the regulation of public health related issues.

 

The Land Use and Transportation Committee will now be divided into separate committees with Land Use and Transportation each being standalone committees. The newly created Transportation Committee will be chaired by Councilman Ryan Dorsey. The Committee is charged with focusing on the severe transportation challenges facing our city and developing short- and long-term solutions to solve them.

 

Because of the ransomware attack, President Scott has formed a select committee, co-chaired by Councilman Eric Costello and Councilman Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, to examine the City's coordination of cybersecurity efforts, including the Administration's response to the cybersecurity attack and testimony from cybersecurity experts.

 

President Scott is also forming a separate Legislative Investigations Committee to better employ the Council’s investigative functions given to it by the charter. With the deep need for accountability and transparency within city government currently the creation of this committee Chaired by Councilman Burnett in accordance with the charter is critical.

 

 “The Chairs and Vice Chairs of these Council Committee are the leadership team that I believe is best suited to begin the critical changes needed to move Baltimore forward,” said Council President Scott. “In addition, I look forward to watching our senior members like Chairman Ed Reisinger and Vice President Sharon Middleton groom the next generation of leaders of their respective committees in Councilwomen Shannon Sneed and Danielle McCray. As I said on my first day as President the council will be focused on the issues most important for Baltimore and these committees set a structure that will allow for that to happen.”

 

A full list of committee assignments is as follows:

 

Budget & Appropriations

Eric Costello, Chair

Leon Pinkett, Vice Chair

Bill Henry

Danielle McCray

Sharon Green Middleton

Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer

Shannon Sneed

 

Cybersecurity & Emergency Preparedness

Eric Costello, Co-chair

Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Co-chair

Sharon Green Middleton

 

Education & Youth

Zeke Cohen, Chair

Mary Pat Clarke, Vice Chair

John Bullock

Kris Burnett

Leon Pinkett

 

Executive Appointments

Robert Stokes, Chair

Kris Burnett, Vice Chair

Mary Pat Clarke

Zeke Cohen

Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer

 

Health

Kris Burnett, Chair

Bill Henry, Vice Chair

Mary Pat Clarke

Ed Reisinger

Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer

 

Legislative Investigations

Kris Burnett, Chair

Danielle McCray, Vice Chair

Ryan Dorsey

Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer

Shannon Sneed

 

Public Safety

Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Chair

Kris Burnett, Vice Chair

Zeke Cohen

Danielle McCray

Leon Pinkett

Shannon Sneed

 

Taxation, Finance & Economic Development

Sharon Middleton, Chair

Danielle McCray, Vice Chair

Eric Costello

Ed Reisinger

Robert Stokes

           

Transportation

Ryan Dorsey, Chair

Leon Pinkett, Vice Chair

John Bullock

Housing & Urban Affairs

John Bullock, Chair

Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Vice Chair

Kris Burnett

Zeke Cohen

Ryan Dorsey

Bill Henry

Shannon Sneed

 

Judiciary

Eric Costello, Chair

Mary Pat Clarke, Vice Chair

John Bullock

Leon Pinkett

Ed Reisinger

Shannon Sneed

Robert Stokes

 

Labor

Shannon Sneed, Chair

Robert Stokes, Vice Chair

Mary Pat Clarke

Bill Henry

Danielle McCray

 

Land Use

Ed Reisinger, Chair

Shannon Sneed, Vice Chair

Mary Pat Clarke

Ryan Dorsey

Sharon Green Middleton

Leon Pinkett 

Robert Stokes

 

 

 

 

 

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