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City of Baltimore Joins Settlement in Walmart Opioid Suits

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that the City of Baltimore has signed onto a statewide settlement with Walmart to resolve claims regarding its role in the opioid crisis.


City of Baltimore Reaches Settlement in Polymer80

Secures Strictest Injunctive Terms of Any Jurisdiction In Comparable Suits Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that Baltimore City has reached a settlement in its lawsuit against Polymer80, the leading manufacturer of ghost gun kits in the United States.


City of Baltimore Reaches Deal to Acquire Two Hotels in Response to Housing Crisis

The Mayor's Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) announced a deal to acquire two hotel properties with funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) as part of the City's response to the nationwide housing crisis and the subsequent rise in homelessness.


Baltimore City Outlines Next Steps for Group Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS) Expansion

Mayor Brandon M. Scott was joined by MONSE Director Stefanie Mavronis, Baltimore Police Commissioner Richard Worley, Deputy State's Attorney Thomas M. Donnelly, Dr. Aaron Chalfin, Associate Professor of Criminology, University of Pennsylvania, representatives from YAP and Roca, Inc., and community leaders to highlight the role of the City's Group Violence Reduction Strategy, including the recent expansion into the Central District.


Mayor Scott's Statement on Gov. Moore's State of the State Address

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement in reaction to Governor Wes Moore's 2024 State of the State Address.


Mayor Scott Releases Procurement Transformation Plan to Improve the City's Purchasing System

Ecommendations Aim to Ensure an Ethical, Efficient, Transparent, and Equitable Procurement Process Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a plan to revolutionize the city's nearly $1 billion annual purchasing system, doubling down on his administration's commitment to modernizing city government in order to provide responsible stewardship of city resources.


Mayor Scott Signs Bills Enshrining Baltimore Police Department into City's Charter and Code

Mayor Brandon M. Scott was joined by members of the City Council, Baltimore Police Department (BPD) leadership, the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Safety & Engagement (MONSE), the Office of Equity and Civil Rights, and the Local Control Advisory Board (LCAB) to sign City Council Bills 23-0445 and 23-0449 into law which embeds BPD into the City's Charter and Code.


Ebony Thompson Confirmed as City Solicitor By Baltimore City Council

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement after the Baltimore City Council officially confirmed Ebony Thompson as Baltimore's City Solicitor, the first woman to be confirmed to serve in the role and the first openly gay City Solicitor to serve.


Mayor Scott Signs Inclusionary Housing Bills Into Law

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, alongside Council President Nick Mosby and Councilman Odette Ramos, and surrounded by dozens of housing advocates and community partners, signed two historic inclusionary housing bills into law.


Baltimore Mayor's Office: Midday Update on Winter Storm Management

Mayor Brandon M. Scott issued the following midday update regarding the winter storm that has caused significant snow accumulation, icy conditions, and freezing temperatures across Baltimore.