#263 Map Baltimore City Sewage Backup Data Public Safety
Baltimore's aging sewer system is a source of pollution and home destruction in the city. In fact, the city is currently under fire for failing to reimburse Baltimore citizens who have had sewage backups damage their basements (source: https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2019/09/25/amid-continued-basement-sewage-backups-baltimore-still-rejecting-most-requests-for-reimbursement/).
#264 Using Tech to Prevent Erroneous Water Bill Debt Health & Wellness
The Department of Public Works (DPW) BaltiMeter Billing program has erroneously charged Baltimoreans amounts as high as $81,000 for their water bills, when they really only owed several hundred dollars. This is often the result of a public water main breaking or leaking and a homeowner being charged for this problem. Sources: https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-1026-water-bill-issues-20171024-story.html
#266 Baltimore Police Accountability Portal Public Safety
Police violence is an enormous issue in Baltimore, and systemic racism and transmisogyny are two of the most dangerous and deeply rooted forms of bias that permeate our police force. But, like most police departments in the US, an insular culture and a lack of transparency can make it difficult to understand the true scope of the problem.
#267 Lead Testing Data Health & Wellness
Though elevated blood levels of lead in children are on the decline, only a little more than half of children between 1 and 2 are getting tested for lead poisoning. (source: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/new-push-to-eliminate-lead-poisoning-in-baltimore/29234579)
#269 MTA MobilityLink App Transportation
MTA's MobilityLink program provides people with disabilities who can't use the MTA fixed route system with specialized transit services. However, the program has some serious problems: 22% of 160,000 drivers were late in March of 2019, and residents have been stranded for over four hours waiting for late drivers. Sources: https://www.mta.maryland.gov/mobility https://www.baltimoresun.com/health/bs-md-mta-mobility-rides-20190404-story.html