Midtown Community Benefit District
The Midtown Community Benefits District (MCBD) is an effort by four neighborhoods (Bolton Hill, Mount Vernon, Madison Park, and Charles North) to provide supplemental clean and safe services in the absence of adequate city services.
MCBD is a self-taxing “special benefits district” of 175 square blocks enabled by legislation adopted by the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore in 1996. Most of MCBD’s budget comes from the special benefits property surtax paid by all property owners in the district.
MCBD’s services include street sweeping, bulk trash removal, park maintenance, leaf removal and safety patrols.
Two annual Town Hall meetings are aimed at providing maximum citizen input. In the Spring meeting, the budget and service priorities are discussed.
In the Fall meeting, one at-large board member from each neighborhood is elected.
Bolton Hill is represented on the MCBD Board of Directors by three people: one elected at-large as noted above and two appointed by BHCA.
The MCBD Board meets the first Wednesday of each month (except December and August). All are welcome to attend. Check their website to confirm meeting time and location.