Baltimore City Council's Land Use and Transportation Committee will be hearing the very controversial Mary Pat Clarke-sponsored legislation, 14-0397 Residential Permit Parking Hampden
This is for the new Residential Parking Permit scheme introduced by Mary Pat Clarke in 2014 that will convert a number of blocks around the Rotunda and JHU building on Keswick into 1 hour only, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week parking, unless you are a resident who lives within a certain zone who is eligible for, can afford to, and has taken the time to purchase a permit.
I have attended a number of community meetings about this, and from what I've seen, this proposal is overwhelmingly unpopular. These parking restrictions are not only some of the most severe in Baltimore, they are the most restrictive in the Hampden area. These restrictions will not solve a parking problem, it will just create worse parking problems for neighboring blocks to don't have these restrictions.
Both the Hampden Community Council and the Hampden Village Merchants Association oppose this legislation.
Regardless, Councilperson Clarke is continuing to press it forward at the request of a small handful of residents.
For more context and the history of this issue, please read our previous reporting on this issue here:
Report from the Hampden Parking Fiasco
As these things go, of course the timing is very inconvenient, but if you can, please attend and testify.
Also, please email your comments regarding this RPP legislation to the following committee members:
To email all at once, just copy and past these addresses:
Edward.Reisinger@baltimorecity.gov; James.Kraft@baltimorecity.gov; Warren.Branch@baltimorecity.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; Sharon.Middleton@baltimorecity.gov; firstname.lastname@example.org
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