Local Control Advisory Board

Upcoming Meetings

The next Board of Finance meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 27, 2023.  Click here for more information.

The Local Control Advisory Board is a community-driven advisory board tasked with studying and making recommendations on issues related to the transition of control of the Baltimore Police Department from the State of Maryland to the City of Baltimore.

At the request of Mayor Scott, Maryland lawmakers passed SB0786 during the 2021 legislative session. The legislation established the Local Control Advisory Board to help guide the process and made final approval of the transition contingent on City voters through a charter amendment which must be put on the ballot.

The Board must submit an interim report to the City Council, General Assembly, and Governor by December 1, 2021, and a final report by December 1, 2022. The Mayor has set a goal of getting local control on the ballot in 2022.

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Membership Roster:

Organization Representative Designee
Mayor's Office Mayor Brandon M. Scott Marvin James, Chief of Staff
Maryland Senate Cory McCray  
Maryland House of Delegates Delegate Stephanie Smith  
Baltimore City Police Commissioner Richard Worley, Jr., Acting Police Commissioner Andy Smullian, Deputy Chief of Staff
Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Director of MONSE
Stefanie Mavronis, Chief of Staff
Jon Hoffman
Baltimore City Chief Equity Office Dana Petersen Moore, Chief Equity Officer  
City Council President Nick Mosby, President, Baltimore City Council Jeneffer Haslam
Aaron Degraffenreidt
City Solicitor Ebony Thompson, Acting City Solicitor  
Civilian Review Board Natalie Elise Novak Chair, Civilian Review Board  
Community Member Mark Washington, President, Coldstream Homestead Montebello Corp.  
Community Member Ray Kelly, Executive Director, Citizens policing Project  
Community Member Caylin Young  
Fraternal Order of Police Bobby Cherry, Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 3  
Vanguard Justice Society Natalie Preston  
No Boundaries Coalition Ashiah Parker, Chief Operating Officer

Serves as LCAB Co-Chair
NAACP Tre Murphy, Deputy Director of Community Organizing  
CASA Lydia Walther-Rodriguez, Baltimore and Central Maryland Regional Director  
Ex Officio Member
Citizens Advisory Commission for Public Safety
Tyler Adamson  

General Files

Topic File
Question H Flyer
(click here for transcription)
Question H Presentation Download
Interim Report - to City Council Download
Interim Report - to Maryland Governor Download
Interim Report - to Maryland General Assembly Download
Local Control Effect of Art. II, Sec. 27  Download
22-0248 - Charter Amendment - Baltimore City Police Department - Local Control - Establishment

Meeting Files

Local Control Advisory Board
Meeting File
July 13, 2023 Agenda
July 22, 2022 Minutes
June 24, 2022 Minutes
June 17, 2022 Agenda
June 10, 2022 Agenda
June 3, 2022 Agenda
April 29, 2022 Agenda
April 22, 2022 Minutes
April 8, 2022 Minutes
February 11, 2022 Agenda
January 14, 2022 Agenda
January 5, 2022 Agenda
December 15, 2021 Minutes
  Written Testimony in Support
of BPD Local Control Legislation
  Solicitor Presentation
November 30, 2021 Minutes
October 27, 2021 Agenda
November 08, 2021 Agenda
November 30, 2021 Agenda
Charter Review Committee
Meeting File
June 21, 2022 Minutes
June 14, 2022 Minutes
Outreach Committee
Meeting File
June 21, 2022 Minutes
June 14, 2022 Minutes