From the Baltimore Department of Planning:
We’re very lucky to have strong ties with Baltimore’s communities through the Baltimore Commission on Sustainability and various other forums and partnerships. But we know that one of the best ways to connect with people and learn what they’re doing and what they need is to empower experts and leaders from those communities to take the lead. They are the ones best placed to spread the word and listen to what their friends and neighbors have to say.
Our priority in this process and for the plan is equity. We want to make sure every story and every voice truly counts. We will focus on our most vulnerable, historically disinvested neighborhoods by leveraging new and existing initiatives and funding sources to help improve conditions where the most severe racial inequities exist. We will address the many facets of racial inequity across the city as well as class, disability, and age discrimination. We will aim to institutionalize issues of equity into the core workings of city government planning and implementation. Not only will this improve improve sustainable land use, biodiversity, energy efficiency, resiliency, and the overall economic climate of the city, it’s also simply the right thing to do.
This is your opportunity to share with the City what you love and don’t love about your community. Please take the survey — you don’t have to give them your name or other contact information, unless you want to. It’s important that the City hears your voice and your concerns.