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§ I-11 Sustainability and related funds.

(a) Authorization.

By Ordinance, the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore may establish 1 or more continuing,
nonlapsing funds for purposes of promoting sustainability, maintaining and establishing parks
and other open spaces, and cleaning and preserving the natural environment within the City of
Baltimore, including:

(1)supporting the activities of a City office of sustainability and of other offices necessary or
appropriate for these purposes and goals;

(2)performing educational outreach on these purposes and goals;

(3)providing assistance by loan, grant, or otherwise to individuals and organizations
undertaking activities to further these purposes and goals; and

(4)conducting research to advance theses purposes and goals.

(b) Revenue sources.

A fund established under this section may comprise:

(1)money appropriated to the fund in the annual Ordinances of Estimates; and

(2)grants or donations made to the fund.
(c) Continuing nature of fund.

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Charter, unspent portions of a fund established under
this section:

(1) remain in the fund, to be used exclusively for their ordained purposes;

(2)do not revert to the general revenues of the City; and

(3)their appropriations do not lapse.
(Res. 10-021, ratified Nov. 2, 2010.)