Community Law Center

Lawyers for Neighborhoods & Nonprofits

2014 Urban Agriculture Law Conference

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Community Law Center is excited to be organizing the 2014 Urban Agriculture Law Conference with the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law!  Click here for registration information and more!  The full conference schedule is now available!

 

Free download! Community Law Center’s newest publication:

 

The Community Associations's Grocess in Baltimore City coverThe Community Association’s Guide to the Development Process in Baltimore City.

This is free for download or you can purchase a printed version here.

New development can bring all sorts of things to a community – new housing, commercial or retail space, industrial or manufacturing uses, schools, and parks. Sometimes these are resources the residents of the community need, and at other times, residents do not see their needs reflected in the proposed development. Sometimes a community may seek simple, minor changes to the development plans. Other times, a community may seek major changes to development plans, based on concerns about construction noise, traffic disruption, damage to their homes, local hiring, environmental pollution, and other impacts on quality of life. Regardless of whether the community supports or opposes the planned development, community organizations need a voice in the decision-making process from the outset.

This manual provides a basic overview of the development process in Baltimore City and advises community leaders about ways to insert themselves into the process. Community organizations should contact Community Law Center as soon as possible when development related issues arise, as legal representation is often highly advisable and every situation requires advice specific to the circumstances involved.

Best-of-Baltimore-2013

Community Law Center’s Booze News Blog Received Best of Baltimore from the City Paper and from Baltimore Magazine!

In March 2013, an audit of the Baltimore City Liquor Board was released. The 89-page audit specifically addressed four components of Liquor Board operation (Licensing, Inspections, Disciplinary Procedures, and Management Oversight), finding that “in each area…comprehensive written policies and procedures were lacking.”

Booze News, in a no frills, just-the-facts, manner has been following the goings-on at the Liquor Board. The Baltimore Brew has also been following Booze News and providing investigative reporting to help figure out what it all means.

 

 

 

 

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