Recent News

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Taking Steps to Restart Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is taking steps to independently restart the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) as a way to immediately strengthen coordination and communication across federal, state, and local public safety agencies in the fight against violent crime. 


Mayor Brandon M. Scott Names Irene Agustin Homeless Services Director

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing the appointment of the two leaders to the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) who will be responsible for implementing an anti-homeless strategy for Baltimore: Irene Agustin, who will serve as Director, and William Wells, who will serve as Deputy Director. They will assume their roles in June.


Mayor Scott, Federal, State and Regional Leaders Officially Open Newly Completed Headworks Project

Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford, U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Christopher J. Van Hollen, Jr., Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski, Jr., Waterfront Partnership Board Member Michael Hankin, and Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Jason W. Mitchell to officially cut the ribbon on the Headworks Project at the Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant. 


Mayor Scott to Implement Cutting-Edge 9-1-1 Diversion Pilot Program by Early June

Joined by clinical partners and behavioral health specialists, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced the details of a clinical-governmental partnership that will begin diverting appropriate calls for service away from police response.


Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces Additional $2 Million Funding for Baltimore City Caterers, Restaurants and Taverns

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced today that Baltimore City will issue over $2 million in additional grant funding to caterers, restaurants and taverns.


Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces Removal of New Owner-Occupied Property Liens from the 2021 Tax Sale

Affirming his commitment to protecting homeowners during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing the removal of all first-time owner-occupied tax sale liens from going to the upcoming tax sale and additional resources for at-risk homeowners.


Mayor Scott’s Statement on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a statement on Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which is commemorated in the month of May.


Mayor Scott, Health Commissioner Announce Updated Guidelines for Face Coverings and Graduation Ceremonies

Baltimore City enacted a new mask Health Order that eases some restrictions on mask wearing outdoors.


Mayor's Statement on Updated CDC Guidance on Mask Wearing for Fully Vaccinated People

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Health Department released a joint statement on updated Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidance, which relaxes mask wearing for people who are fully vaccinated under certain conditions:.


Mayor Scott, Health Department Announce Partnership with Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Focused on Safe Worship During COVID-19

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, the Baltimore City Health Department, and Johns Hopkins University and Medicine announced a partnership that will advise houses of worship on how to reopen safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.