Baltimore Charter Decoded

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General Powers

This is Article II of the Baltimore City Charter, titled “General Powers.” It’s comprised of the following 72 sections.

§ II-1
Buildings.
§ II-2
Condemnation.
§ II-3
Federal grants and contracts.
§ II-4
Wage and hour requirements for public contracts.
§ II-4A
Contract disputes.
§ II-5
Entry on private property.
§ II-6
Ferries.
§ II-7
Fire.
§ II-8
Food.
§ II-9
Foreign trade zones.
§ II-10
Harbor, docks, and wharves.
§ II-11
Health and nuisances.
§ II-12
Hospitals, etc.
§ II-13
Jail.
§ II-14
Jones’ Falls.
§ II-15
Land development and redevelopment.
§ II-15A
Industrial and economic development.
§ II-16
Libraries, art galleries, and museums.
§ II-17
Licences.
§ II-18
Markets.
§ II-19
Municipal liens.
§ II-20
Parking facilities.
§ II-21
Parks, recreational facilities, etc.
§ II-22
of the Annotated Code, as amended, replaced or supplemented from time to time, and
§ II-23
Peddlers.
§ II-24
Pensions.
§ II-25
Pensions for school cafeteria employees.
§ II-26
Pensions for police and fire employees.
§ II-27
Police power.
§ II-28
Port development.
§ II-29
Railroads.
§ II-30
Schools.
§ II-31
Sewers.
§ II-32
Storm water courses and flood areas.
§ II-33
Stocks, loans, and finance.
§ II-34
Streets, bridges, and tunnels.
§ II-34A
Parking at intersections.
§ II-35
Streets, lanes, and alleys.
§ II-35A
Cable television franchises.
§ II-36
Public or private alley.
§ II-37
Sundays.
§ II-38
Surveyor.
§ II-39
Property taxes.
§ II-40
Additional taxing powers.
§ II-41
Theatrical and public amusements.
§ II-42
Traffic.
§ II-43
Vehicles.
§ II-44
Veterans.
§ II-45
Water.
§ II-46
Weights and measures.
§ II-47
General welfare.
§ II-48
Fines and penalties.
§ II-49
Constitutional and other powers.
§ II-50
Revenue bonds and obligations.
§ II-51
Residential mortgage loan program.
§ II-52
Owner-occupancy residential mortgage loan program.
§ II-53
Nonresident owners, notice of violation and appointment of receiver.
§ II-54
Nonresident owners, notice of code violation and appointment of receiver.
§ II-55
Municipal employee relations.
§ II-56
Volunteer workers.
§ II-57
Loans for industrial purposes.
§ II-58
Limitations on competition.
§ II-59
Loans and loan guarantees.
§ II-60
Reports of loans, loan guarantees, and loan insurance.
§ II-61
Downtown Commercial District Management Authority.
§ II-62
Tax increment financing.
§ II-62A
Special Tax Districts.
§ II-63
Community Benefits District Authorities.
§ II-64
“Child First” Authority.
§ II-65
Land Bank Authority.
§ II-66
Community Benefits District Authority – East Baltimore.
§ II-67
Investment in Our Youth (IO-YOUth) Pilot Program.