MACo Associate Director Les Knapp along with Mary Pat Fannon from the Mayor’s Office of Governmental Relations, Elaine Garven (Finance) and Ken Unitas (DOT Traffic Safety) from Baltimore City testified in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in favor of Senate Bill 301 on February 15. The bill that would authorize a local government to create an administrative system for the issuance and adjudication of parking citations. According to MACo’s testimony, the legislation, if passed, would improve parking citation enforcement and reduce time and resources spent on contested cases in District Court, while still preserving a person’s right of appeal and due process.
The House crossfile, HB 577 was heard in the House Environmental Matters on Tuesday, February 22. MACo Associate Director Andrea Mansfield joined the panel to testify in support on this day.