Recent News

Baltimore City Announces Liberal Leave for Monday, Parking Restrictions and Free Parking in Low-Lying Areas

Today, the City of Baltimore announced that liberal leave will be in effect for non-essential employees tomorrow, Monday, October 29, 2012. Essential employees and employees designated as emergency essential for the current incident must report to work or remain at work as scheduled. Baltimore City Public Schools are closed tomorrow.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Activates Emergency Operations Center for Storm Response & Recovery Operations

Today at 7:00 a.m., Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake activated Baltimore’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to coordinate storm response and recovery operations between city agencies. At the Mayor Rawlings-Blake’s direction, police officers and emergency responders will be deployed throughout the city and are able to respond to any incident, and forestry and public works response crews are on stand-by. 911 and 311 are fully operational. Use 911 for emergencies only.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Mobilizes All City Agencies to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake convened all City agency heads to immediately begin preparedness operations for Hurricane Sandy. Mayor Rawlings-Blake and City agencies are coordinating efforts to ensure that all necessary emergency response vehicles are in-service and fully fueled, and that adequate police, fire, EMS, public works, and forestry staffing plans are in place, going into the expected storm period.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Announces Winner of First Attendance Competition

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore City Public Schools CEO Dr. Andrés Alonso announced the winners of the first Mayor’s Attendance Campaign competition. The pre-K and kindergarten students at Westside Elementary have won by increasing their average daily attendance for the first month of school from 89 percent last year to 95 percent this year.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Names Former Long Beach, Oakland Police Chief as Baltimore Police Commissioner

Today, following a rigorous national search process, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake named Dr. Anthony W. Batts, D.P.A. commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department effective September 27, 2012

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake celebrates the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Accomplishments of the Commission on Disabilities

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and the Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities met for the Annual Accomplishment meeting, while celebrating the 22nd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Creates Advisory Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake announced the creation of the Mayor’s Council on Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake, Department of Justice Announce Settlement with Wells Fargo to Resolve Fair Lending Claims

City filed suit against Wells Fargo Bank in 2008; agreement sets aside funds for borrowers and potential homebuyers.

Today, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was joined by Thomas Perez, assis

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Provides Update on Ongoing City Storm Recovery Efforts

Information on emergency ice distribution, Code Red cooling centers, and emergency shelters. City crews continue to clear downed trees, restore traffic signals.

Mayor Rawlings-Blake Provides Update on Storm Recovery

Information on Emergency Ice Distribution and Code Red Cooling Centers. City crews continue to clear downed trees, prepare for morning commute.