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Mayor Pugh Updates Baltimore City Council President Young and Council Members on City's Interventions to Address BCPS Infrastructure Issues
On Friday January 8, 2017 Mayor Catherine E. Pugh sent the attached letter to Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young and members of the Baltimore City Council to provide an update on the City of Baltimore's interventions to address Baltimore City Public School's (BCPS) infrastructure issues within 48 hours. Learn More.
Mayor Catherine E. Pugh's Year-End, Year-Ahead Message
Violence Reduction is of the highest priority, as well as regaining confidence in our Police Department, which is why earlier this year we forged ahead with the Consent Decree that will help us hire, reform and train our police officers, update technology and increase the number of officers on our force who live in our city. Learn More.
Mayor Pugh's Call to Action
Mayor Pugh's Call to Action invites everyday people to be a part of the solution in reducing violence and strengthening communities in Baltimore City. The Call to Action prioritizes public safety and unites City residents, businesses, organization and agencies through community-based programming, including a work group that meets bi-weekly, listening tours, and community resource fairs.
Testimony by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh on Violence Reduction at the Judicial Proceedings Committee Hearing
Crime, particularly violent crime, is the biggest issue facing the City of Baltimore. Every loss of life in Baltimore due to gun violence is tragic, and the impacts on the community are devastating. Crime impacts more than the victim. The aftermath of violent crime impacts the victim’s family, friends, and community members.
Crime holds us back, standing in the way of much needed investment in some of Baltimore’s most blighted neighborhoods. Violence impacts our children, and far too many children have become normalized to it. The resulting trauma can have negative impacts on children for their entire lives, thus perpetuating the cycle of violence. As such, violence reduction is the top priority of my Administration.
Mayor Pugh Announces Launch of Mayor Scholars Program In Partnership With Baltimore City Community College, and Baltimore City Public Schools
Through the Mayor’s Scholars Program, you can attend Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) tuition-free if you are a 2018 Baltimore City public high school graduate.