COMMUNITY BENEFIT DISTRICTS
CBDs In the City of Baltimore
The districts are citizen run that provide security and sanitation services in their areas. Funding comes from the individual tax-payers in the community. The community hires private companies to provide sidewalk cleaning, alley maintenance, public space maintenance, safety patrols, snow plowing, and trash pick up. CBDs are created by a voter referendum that is enacted into legislation by the State of Maryland and City of Baltimore.
Livability, often low-income neighborhoods are the last to get trash pick up, snow plowed, street cleaning, and other basic community functions.
Community Benefit Districts allow communities to have control over the basic utilities that are needed within their neighborhoods.
Midtown Community Benefit District was founded in 1996 by a voter referendum and spans from Bolton Hill, Charles North, and Madison Park. They tax each resident a surcharge of $0.132 per $100.00 property value. This CBD provides sidewalk cleaning, alley maintenance, public space maintenance, and safety patrols.
Charles Village Community Benefit District was created in 1995 following the enactment od enabling legislation by the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore and a referendum of greater Charles Village residents. They tax each resident a surcharge of $0.12 per $100.00 assessed property value. It includes the neighborhoods of Abell, Charles Village, Harwood, and Old Goucher.