Recent News

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Finalists For Design of New City Gateway Signage

Project will develop a set of design solutions and improvements that will ensure Baltimore’s gateways reflect the diversity and creativity found throughout the City.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces She Will Not Run for Reelection

Says campaign would distract from challenging decisions facing Baltimore.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Appointment of Members to Special Commission to Review Baltimore’s Confederate Statues

Special commission will conduct a thorough review of Confederate monuments on City-owned property and issue recommendations for their future.


Baltimore Confederate Statue

Baltimore City Office of Inspector General Releases Annual Report

Increased investment by Mayor Rawlings-Blake enables expanded investigations and recovery of more taxpayer dollars.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Introduces Bill to Ban Animal Fighting Paraphernalia

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake today announced the introduction of legislation to the Baltimore City Council that would create a criminal charge for the possession of animal fighting paraphernalia.

Baltimore City First Jurisdiction In Maryland To Mandate Naloxone Training For Drug Court Participants

Beginning today, in an effort spearheaded by Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Leana Wen, the Baltimore City Adult Drug Treatment Court (DTC) will be the first in Maryland to train participants on the use of naloxone while they are in court.  “Overdose deaths are a public health emergency,” said Dr. Wen.  “Last year, more people died from overdose than died from homicide.  The first step to recovery is staying alive. We need to get life-saving naloxone into the hands of people most at risk.” Individuals with a primary drug-related criminal offense are selected to participate in DTC as an alternative to more traditional legal settings.

Mayor Rawlings Blake Issues Statement on Status of City Contract with Psychology Consultants Associated

Company contract is currently under investigation by city law department and office of the inspector general.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Launch of Effort to Revitalize Major City Corridors

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the launch of the Leveraging Investments in Neighborhood Corridors strategy, an effort focusing on revitalizing the major corridors that connect Baltimore City’s neighborhoods and communities.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake and Commission on Disabilities Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

City reviews accomplishments and recognizes those for their efforts to improve the lives of local residents with disabilities.


"Heroin: A public health emergency" (Baltimore Sun) July 19, 2015

As an ER doctor, I have treated hundreds of patients who were dying of heroin overdose, and I know that it is a disease that claims lives. As a family member of loved ones who struggled with addiction, I have seen that heroin isn't just an individual disease; it's a family disease. As a public health official in Baltimore, where an estimated 19,000 of our residents use heroin, I have witnessed how heroin ties into the very fabric of our city; it's a community disease. Read more of Dr. Leana Wen's Baltimore Sun Op-Ed here.