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#246 Safe Drinking Water in Public Schools Education

As of 2018, ~170 Baltimore City Public Schools were still relying on bottled drinking water due to lead-tainted plumbing. https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/investigations/bs-md-ci-safe-water-20180905-story.html

#247 Smarter Sewer System Public Safety

A single manhole in Herring Run Park has leaked 26.5 million gallons of sewage since December 2018, and massive overflows have even blown off the manhole cover. This isn't an isolated problem - Baltimore's sewer system is susceptible to overflows due to excessive rainwater and aging infrastructure (source: https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2019/08/27/an-obscure-manhole-is-an-outsized-source-of-sewage-pollution-in-baltimore/).

#248 Tech to Support Squeegee Alternative Plan Workforce Development

The "Squeegee Kids" who offer windshield cleaning in exchange for money on Baltimore street corners are a symptom of larger problems of poverty and absenteeism among Baltimore youth. They are also often in unsafe situations and can be a source of tension for other Baltimore residents. For example, a squeegee kid reported having a gun drawn on him, and property owners near the corner of President and Lombard wrote the mayor to vent their frustrations with the squeegee kids (source: https://www.wbaltv.com/article/plan-to-help-kids-get-off-of-corners-in-baltimore-city/29070688).

#250 Rethinking Waste Management in Baltimore Health & Wellness

Baltimore produces over 1.2 million tons of trash each year. Roughly 10,000 tons of this garbage ends up on the City's streets. Unfortunately, one of the main ways that we deal with this problem currently is through criminalization, and residents caught illegally dumping trash can be fined any amount from $50 - $30,000 and even incarcerated. Sources: https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/04/25/baltimore-waste-incinerator-garbage https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-illegal-dumping-20190620-story.html

#251 Voter Registration and Participation Portal Education

In 2018, Baltimore City had 387,188 registered voters. Only 167,741 (43%) voted in the 2018 midterm elections. https://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/maryland-sees-modest-bump-in-voter-turnout-amid-contentious-midterm/65-611898699 While this is a 6% increase from the last midterm in 2014, it's still not enough.

#252 Make Jury Duty more Streamlined Workforce Development

Jury duty can be costly for both governments and citizens. The city generally pays people for showing up to jury duty, and citizens called in for duty often have to pay for things like child care and parking. Furthermore, it's often the case that excessive numbers of people are called in for duty who could have been eliminated by scheduling conflicts.