In September of 2018, Baltimore City Council passed the Equity Assessment Ordinance, which became part of the Baltimore City Code, Article 1 39-1.
1.) Establishes training for City agencies to conduct equity assessments beginning in the first year of implementation.
2.) Focuses on the development of a plan and codifies action and implementation.
3.) Mandates that each City Agency must identify an Equity Coordinator responsible for managing that agency's Equity Assessment
4.) Authorizes an assessment and review structure to track outcomes and effectiveness of policies, practices, and investments
5.) Requires the Director of Planning to conduct an Equity Assessment on any proposed capital budget.
6.) Mandates the creation of an Annual Equity Report on or before June 30 of each year.