Recent News

Mayor to Allocate Additional Funding for Gun Tip and Homicide Hotline Rewards

On November 3, 2021, the Board of Estimates (BOE) approved the request submitted by Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE) Shantay Jackson to allocate more funding towards Metro Crime Stoppers Gun Tip and Homicide Hotline Rewards with the goal of encouraging residents to come forward with information that will help police solve crimes.


Mayor's Statement on Shootings of Two DPW Workers

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a statement on the two separate shootings of Department of Public Works employees, which occurred over the past two weeks.


Mayor's Statement on Shooting of Police Officer

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a statement on the shooting of a police officer, which occurred early December 16, 2021.


Bloomberg Philanthropies Recognizes Baltimore for Using Data and Evidence to Improve Residents’ Lives

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is proud to share that Baltimore is one of 10 new cities to have achieved What Works Cities Certification, in recognition of their exceptional use of data to guide their decision-making and improve residents’ lives.


Mayor Removes Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Screenings for City Jobs

The Board of Estimates (BOE) approved Administrative Manual Policy 205-8, which removes the requirement for a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening for prospective employees in non-safety sensitive positions.


Mayor’s Office Partners with Baltimore Universities to Support Equity and Efficiency in American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing that the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs is partnering with the University of Baltimore (UB) and Morgan State University (MSU) to leverage their research and program evaluation expertise for initiatives funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).


Mayor, DPW, and South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announce Plan to Leverage Funds for Climate Resiliency and Environmental Health Projects

The City of Baltimore’s Board of Estimates approved $5.1 million in funds to be administered by the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP), in partnership with City government, toward creating new “constructed wetlands” within the Middle Branch of the Patapsco.


Mayor’s Office to Hold Community Brainstorm Sessions on Group Violence Reduction Strategy

Starting Sunday, December 12, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE), the Baltimore Police Department, and the State Attorney's Office will host public brainstorm sessions to garner feedback to shape the City’s Group Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS) — a key part of Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan. 


On One Year Anniversary, Mayor Scott Outlines Ambitious Action Plan for Term Ahead

On December 8th 2021, the one-year anniversary of his inauguration as Mayor of the City of Baltimore, Mayor Brandon M. Scott outlined his Action Plan for the term ahead and beyond.


City Announces Vaccine Incentive for Government Employees

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott and City Administrator Christopher Shorter announced that the City has authorized a one-time payment of $1,000 to fully vaccinated municipal employees. Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will be used to pay for the incentive program.