We formed our cabinet with Presidents and officers from all of the 5th district community associations from Howard Park to North Roland Park. The meetings throughout the year provided a great opportunity for collaboration and sharing best practices.
Sponsored crossing guards resolution and secured funding for substitute school crossing guards.
After countless years of spilled coffee on 5th district roads, we inventoried and filled hundreds of potholes. We also patched the most deteriorated and bumpy areas on Kelly Avenue and Cross Country Blvd. We also worked on having many other streets repaved.
Hosted Baltimore's first ever "CRIME LAB in the community" event.
Been on site and helped to expedite the fixing of 15+ water main breaks.
Developed and executed a plan to address the over grown grass and trash removal on vacant properties.
Worked with the city's permit office to streamline the home improvement permits process by making most permits obtainable instantly online. This helps to eliminate the need to come down town in person and wait in line.
Organized “Pothole Day”, filling 175 potholes in the first two days of the program.
After years of neglect and deterioration, we were able to rejuvenate the sidewalk on a stretch of Northern Parkway and several other streets making it safer for walking.
Testified in Annapolis in support of state legislation that would limit liquor store hours in Howard Park.
Rallied with the
to "fix-the-gap" and fully
supported all additional
funding for schools and
after school programs.
Co-sponsored MD Food Bank "Pantry on the Go" that delivered approximately 6000 pounds of fresh produce and high-quality nutritious food to 5th district residents.
Sponsored a resolution to call for the rejection of the sale of Baltimore Clayworks, a community non-profit serving at-risk children and under-served elderly through art. The resolution gave the organization the time needed to come up with an alternative plan that was able to save the organization from closing and continue on with their mission.
Sponsored a resolution in October for Anti-Bullying month and brought awareness to local middle schools. We presented to students and encouraged them to sign a pledge committing them to not bully or let others be bullied.
Fulfilled a campaign promise to place "Little Free Libraries" in areas of Park Heights where children didn't have easy access to public libraries.
Worked with Mayor Pugh to secure an ambulance for Hatzalah (volunteer medical services in the district).
Helped Secure funding for local youth programs including the Baltimore Terps and the Fallstaff Fire Explorers.
Worked on quickly repairing a bridge that was previously not scheduled for repair for several more years. The bridge had been deemed unsafe and was blocked off, forcing the many people who daily use the bridge to walk a significantly longer route.
Held our most recent 'CommUNITY Cabinet' meeting with presentations from PCDA staff members. The presentation mapped out how the process works and taught community leaders how to apply for funds. During this meeting we also discovered that some communities have received the majority of the past PCDA funds while others got very little. The bulk of the PCDA funds went to the Glen Neighborhood who received over $1,300,000 and the least amount went to the Cross Country neighborhood receiving just over $200,000.
Held our first annual "State of the District" address followed by a dessert reception at the Pimlico Race track.
We are looking forward to a productive and positive 2018. Please don't hesitate to reach out to the 5th district team, we are here to help!
Maxine, Shelley, Chaquetta, Yitzy
Councilman Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer | 5th District |410-396-4819 | email@example.com | www.yourcouncilman.com
The resource guide below is printed on magnets and are available at the 5th district office and at community meetings.