Councilman James Torrence: Community Update

Happy Monday! Here are some updates and resources to be aware of this week.
Baltimore City Council Meeting (Tonight at 5pm)
Tonight, we will introduce an ordinance designating The Reed Calloway House, (1316 N. Carey St) as a Baltimore City historic landmark. The designation of the home at 1316 N. Carey Street is one way to honor not just Cab and Blanche Calloway’s legacy, but also honor and celebrate the talents and legacy of the family that helped raise the Calloway children, giving them their musical education, and serving the greater Baltimore community.

You can tune into the City Council meeting this evening at 5pm.

Dial In: +1-408-418-9388, Access Code: 179 169 4825
WebEx Link, Passcode: Baltimore

Remember to mark your calendars for Thursday, February 18th at 6:00pm for the first part of our Listening Tour Series featuring DPW. This will be a great opportunity to hear from DPW representatives regarding various projects and initiatives in District 7.We will hear from the following speakers:

  • Acting Director, Matthew Garbark
  • Water and Waste Water Bureau Head, Yosef Kebede
  • Solid Waste Bureau Head, John Chalmers
  • Water Billing Chief, Anita Taylor
  • Equity and Environmental Justice Chief, Linda Batts
  • Office of Communications and Strategic Alliance Chief, Yolanda Winkler

You may register for this event here.

The Baltimore Police Department is pleased to announce a two-part virtual Community Policing Training Workshop aimed at getting the most community input as possible around the Community Policing training modules, which are currently open for public comment. Read more here.
BPD District Meetings

Central District:
Tuesday, February 9 at 7pm
ZOOM Link, Passcode: 675753

Northwest District:
Thursday, February 11 at 7pm
ZOOM Link, Passcode: 118483

To apply and for more information about grant funding for restaurants and taverns you may go online here.
Comcast just released enhancements to its Internet Essentials product: increasing speed and keeping the same low price of $9.95 for eligible low-income individuals. You can read the entire press release here.
Go online here for continued updates regarding testing sites, vaccine distribution, and more.
As always please feel free to reach out to my office should you have any questions or concerns.


James Torrence
Baltimore City Councilman, District 7