Recent News

Mayor, MONSE Director Issue Statement on Fatal Shooting of Outreach Worker

Mayor Brandon M. Scott  and Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement Director Shantay Jackson have issued statements in response to the Safe Streets Cherry Hill outreach worker Kenyell Wilson, who was fatally shot the evening of July 1, 2021.


Mayor Scott Establishes the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs to Manage Historic American Rescue Plan Investment

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is establishing the office that will manage a historic $640 million in investment to Baltimore City through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and appointing the leadership team that will lead that office. 


City Solicitor to Convene Inspector General Advisory Board in July

City Solicitor Jim Shea has assembled an advisory board to provide the City Inspector General with a performance review, pursuant to Article X of the Baltimore City Charter.


City Outlines Outreach and Implementation Strategy for Baltimore’s Plastic Bag Ban

As Baltimore continues to navigate the health and economic impacts of the pandemic, the Mayor announced on June 18, 2021 that business owners and residents will have additional time to comply with the City’s upcoming plastic bag ban.


Mayor Scott Closes Baltimore City in Observance of Juneteenth

In observance of Juneteenth National Independence Day, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that city offices will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021.


Mayor Scott Re-Appoints Commissioner Vernon Reid to School Board, Launches Search to Fill Three New Openings

Mayor Brandon M. Scott today announced the re-appointment of Vernon Reid to a second, three-year term on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners.


Baltimore City Named as Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge

Baltimore is one of 50 Champion Cities selected earlier this week as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mayor Scott Assembles Multi-Agency Task Force to Address Baltimore’s Past ADA Noncompliance

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is responding to a new class action lawsuit filed in United States District Court for the District of Maryland on Thursday regarding Baltimore’s past noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 


Mayor Scott Announces Expanded Eviction Prevention Program for Tenants, Including Dedicated Fund for Security Deposit Assistance

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing an expansion of Baltimore City’s Eviction Prevention Program, as part of a continuing effort to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic through a lens of equity while investing in needed support for the city’s most vulnerable residents.