You will not hear any candidate for Mayor of Baltimore ever speak against VEOLA----because they are establishment Baltimore Development Corporation/Johns Hopkins candidates who pose progressive when shouting talking points like STOP PRIVATIZING WATER-----FRESH FOOD, COMMUNITY GARDENS, TILIPIA FARMS.
The major issues in this Department of Sustainability is the ZONING, PERMITTING, massive real estate grabs, having an agency that actually wants to produce data showing pollution, contamination, public health harm and what global corporations and policies are causing this. Now, a global VEOLA ENVIRONMENT would never identify global Port of Baltimore----global UnderArmour----global Johns Hopkins as the source of bad environmental policy----they simply steer people to more and more temporary 'fixes' as they continue to install International Economic Zones.
Veolia in brief
Around the globe, Veolia helps cities and industries to manage, optimize and make the most of their resources. The company provides an array of solutions related to water, energy and materials – with a focus on waste recovery – to promote the transition toward a circular economy.
Veolia's 174,000 employees are tasked with contributing directly to the sustainability performance of customers in the public and private sectors, allowing them to pursue development while protecting the environment.
To this end, the company designs and deploys specialist solutions to provide, protect and replenish resources while increasing their efficiency from an environmental, economic and social standpoint. Such initiatives are all part of Veolia's ongoing campaign to resource the world.
Baltimore Office of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability is a resource, catalyst, and advocate for a sustainable and resilient Baltimore. The Office integrates the principles of environmental integrity, social equity, and economic prosperity into plans, practices, policies, and partnerships. Our goal is to provide innovative solutions to our City’s challenges while engaging, educating, and motivating all sectors of Baltimore.
Our WorkWe define sustainability as “meeting the environmental, social, and economic needs of Baltimore without compromising the ability of future generations to meet these needs”.
The Baltimore Office of Sustainability develops and advocates for programs, policies, and actions by government, citizens, businesses, and institutions that improve the long-term environmental, social, and economic viability of Baltimore City. In addition to overseeing and tracking the implementation of the Baltimore Sustainability Plan, the Office integrates sustainability into City government operations and collaborates with other individuals and organizations working to advance community health and vibrancy.
This website was created as a resource for the Baltimore community to learn more about the goals of the Sustainability Plan, as well as gain exposure to the many efforts underway to make Baltimore a sustainable, livable, vibrant community.
Citizens in US cities like Baltimore can see the current development has nothing to do with sustainability----they have watched for these few decades as fresh water from failure to rebuild water systems in cities like Baltimore flood into streets and out into the harbor----they watched as raw sewage spills follow along. They don't act because they have been using all revenue for GREEN purposes only to rebuild Enterprise Zone and downtown International Economic Zone infrastructure. Now, everyone knows making Port of Baltimore an international super-container global cargo ship port was not GREEN----IT IS NOT SUSTAINABLE-----IT WILL CHOKE AND KILL OUR CHESAPEAKE BAY-----but VEOLA ENVIRONMENT has the job of making sure no one has that data or knows these concerns----it simply PRETENDS they can mitigate all of those dangers like Port of Baltimore as EXPORT TERMINAL for crude oil, natural gas-----IT'S OK THEY SAY-----WE WILL MAKE SURE ALL THESE PRACTICES THAT FOR DECADES DEVASTATED OTHER NATIONS' ENVIRONMENT WILL NOT KILL US ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY!
I have gone into this Baltimore Office of Sustainability and all the folks there look like global VEOLA ENVIRONMENT folks----probably grads of Hopkins that embrace all these policies----often employees globally----SHHHHHHHH-------SHE KNOWS-----folks. This is what Cindy Walsh for Mayor of Baltimore means when she says TAKE ALL GLOBAL CORPORATIONS OUT OF OUR BALTIMORE CITY AGENCIES----and you know what? Many Johns Hopkins grads and employees want that as well because everyone knows how bad these policies are. When we talk of needing to change ZONING, PERMITTING, AND A CITY HALL THAT PASSES LAWS ALLOWING MASSIVE LAND GRABS----this is the agency which would lead that. They are the ones allowing global corporations kill all remaining fresh water capacity while telling us we have recycled waste water and desalination on the way.
All GREEN funding and GREEN tax breaks these several years of Obama and Wall Street global corporate neo-liberal Congress have gone to these global corporations-------all geared to keep our minds off what International Economic Zone policies will look like----and act as if they are the ones to mitigate all the devastation. Meanwhile, Baltimore and US cities have NO LOCAL ECONOMY to do all this in a real way.
This is for whom Joshua Harris as an Obama Wall Street global corporate neo-liberals is now working while he poses Green Party because----they are both the same----
Industries now need to rise to a combination of major environmental, regulatory, social, economic and operational challenges. As a result, they have begun to look beyond simple service solutions in search of a truly creative partner able to innovate. This is the kind of ongoing challenge at which Veolia excels.
Veolia specializes in treatment and monitoring solutions that span the entire water cycle, from initial source withdrawal to subsequent discharge into the natural environment. It is continuously developing innovative solutions to reduce source withdrawal and reuse water.
Governed by Section 17 of the Baltimore City Charter, the Bureau of Purchases consists of four divisions—Administrative, Procurement, Surplus Property, and Printing & Reprographic Service—all of which report directly to the City Purchasing Agent. Our goal is providing superior customer service while obtaining the best value for the commodities and services that the City of Baltimore needs to function efficiently. We define the “best value” according to public procurement best practices: delivering the right good or service, at the right time, to the right place, from the right source, and at the right price.
We produce quality results through CitiBuy (External Link), our online marketplace for doing business with the City of Baltimore. We use CitiBuy to post all new procurement requests, and all vendors interested in participating should register (External Link) . Members of the public can also view our most recent list of bidding opportunities without registering (External Link).
Vendors can also refer to the list of existing contracts (XLSX File) in order to prepare for upcoming bids and so that potential prime contractors and subcontractors can develop partnerships on bids with MBE/WBE participation goals. For more information on the Minority and Women's Business Opportunity Office and its role at the Bureau of Purchases, please contact Colles Corprew at (410)396-3424 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (Email Link).
VEOLA Environment is just one global corporation having control of Baltimore City Public Works. All of outsourcing of our public works department----which started a few decades with local contractors always having the goal of moving all outsourcing to global corporations----is now filled with city contract awards to national and global corporations which then subcontract to subcontractors and more and more these subcontracting are going to immigrant businesses that will soon morph into FOREIGN GLOBAL CORPORATIONS RECEIVING ALL THESE CONTRACTS.
See how Greater Baltimore and Baltimore Urban League is tied to selling these policies? The last event I highlighted CALLED EQUAL OPPORTUNITY=====posed progressive in making it seem very Bernie Sanders and all of our social Democratic Equal Protection and Opportunity----but this EQUAL OPPORTUNITY is only tied to Baltimore as an International Economic Zone with Trans Pacific Trade Pact bringing the world's businesses as equal opportunity they mean global free-market. It simply continues to kill any ability to build a REAL small business economy and will only make that small percentage of each population group====and that includes black citizens richer. Wall Street gave Ben Jealous a global investment firm and Ben now makes it clear he can decide who, when, where, how businesses for black citizens will look. So, Ben funds a global business in Nigeria or South Africa and Baltimore needs to allow a foreign business from these nations operate in Baltimore. Hopkins has a global corporation in China and it then makes sure a FOREIGN Chinese corporation operates in Baltimore mostly having merged in a multi-national corporate designation.
The point here is this: Baltimore Public Works is the agency pushing for global corporate policies around real estate and land grabs and it is where zoning and permitting policies around that come. We must REBUILD our Baltimore Public Works as a public agency----building it out to each community where we hire citizens from each community to be public employees doing our public works like water and sewage. Then we allow local, small business contracting businesses to augment this construction and VOILA----we have a public works filled with Baltimore citizens, listening to the needs of citizens in each community, creating tens of thousands of jobs for our local economy.
Below you see where Maryland gives Baltimore Sustainability as award-----my organization shouted out for years that all these GREEN subsidies and tax credits where going to downtown global corporate campuses to subsidize their lighting. When you see 53 buildings----this does not tell you where-----we may feel safe in assuming that rec centers and libraries in Enterprise Zones may indeed received benefit.
Baltimore Public Works Contract Administration
100 Holliday St, Baltimore, MD
DPW to Receive Honor for Energy AccomplishmentsTuesday Jan 6th, 2015
The word in the Baltimore Board of Estimates was that Wall Street was sending down all kinds of GREEN subsidy and tax credits for global investment firms and developers to use via Baltimore Development and contract awards.
DPW to Receive Honor for Energy Accomplishments
January 6, 2015 (BALTIMORE, MD)—Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today announced that the agency’s Office of Sustainable Energy has been slated to receive the Maryland Smart Energy Communities (MSEC) Award. The agency will be recognized for participation in MSEC as well as for its accomplishments and energy projects.
Recent energy projects include this summer’s installation of 63 energy upgrades in 54 City buildings located in neighborhoods from Curtis Bay to Belair-Edison to Park Heights. Lighting upgrades were made in other City buildings, including 33 Recreation and Parks buildings and 11 libraries. Energy efficient lighting improves the quality of the light, providing a better environment for children and families, while at the same time saving valuable taxpayer dollars.
“The Office of Sustainable Energy is a proactive, environmental and financial leader we can all be proud of,” said Director Chow. “The cleanest energy is energy we don’t use in the first place, and this award shows how important these energy upgrades are for all of us.”
In addition to Baltimore City, seven Maryland counties will also receive the MSEC award. They are Anne Arundel, Prince George's, Garrett, Talbot, Montgomery, Harford, and Frederick Counties. Awards will be presented on Wednesday, January 7, in a ceremony at the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Winter Conference in Cambridge, Maryland.
Baltimore City’s energy projects are led by DPW’s Office of Sustainable Energy. Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) is a non-profit and non-partisan organization that serves Maryland’s counties by articulating the needs of local government to the Maryland General Assembly.
I went as a citizen into Baltimore's Planning Commission simply because I wanted to do a small development project and needed city real estate stats to do it. The first thing you see are people very nervous about giving any information out to someone not tied to Johns Hopkins and its Baltimore Development Corporation organizations. Citizens are sent to these Hopkins branch offices for their grants-----all needing to be approved by what are Baltimore Development. This is where all the Master Plan as development comes and arrives in our communities already completely drafted and citizens are told they can ADD SOMETHING TO THIS DEVELOPMENT PLAN----usually they ask you what kind of tree do you want.
When you restructure Baltimore Development Corporation from the Wall Street and global corporate capture to one that is filled with representatives from each community-----community banks, community businesses, public schools, community organizations-----and building a MUNICIPAL building in each community because you are building each Baltimore City agency out into the community-----these offices will be included and listening to WE THE PEOPLE.
This is where all the zoning legislation comes----all of the permitting rules and as you see they look several years into the future. If citizens are not in that future-----you will not be needed for a voice now would you?
THESE ARE WHERE THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUES OF FRESH FOOD, FRESH WATER, AND ALL THAT INFRASTRUCTURE COMES. THIS IS WHERE RESTRUCTURING TAKES CONTROL BACK TO EACH COMMUNITY AND ALL GREEN SUBSIDY, TAX BREAKS COME TO SMALL BUSINESSES AND OUR HOUSES.
In all the talk of changing the Baltimore City Charter one never hears from Baltimore Development pols changes like this.
Welcome to Planning CommissionThe Planning Commission in its current form dates back to a revision of the City Charter in 1947. At that time, the Charter stipulated that the Commission would be a nine-member board composed of: six citizens appointed by the Mayor, the Director of the Department of Public Works or his designee, a member of the City Council, and the Mayor or his representative.
The Charter also defined the key responsibilities of the Commission as:
- Preparing and updating plans showing the physical development of the City;
- Developing a capital budget and six-year capital development program for consideration of the Board of Estimates;
- Developing and maintaining a Comprehensive Master Plan for the City;
- Reviewing all proposals for the subdivision of land within the City for conformance to specified standards; and
- Reviewing all proposed amendments to the City's Zoning Ordinance and making recommendations to the City Council.
The Planning Commission adopted a revised set of Rules and Regulations in their public meeting of August 7, 2014, click here to view the document.