Mayor Scott, City Agencies Exceed 90-Day Sprint Goals, Announce Public Education Video Series

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Brandon M. Scott
Mayor,
Baltimore City
250 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-3835 - Fax: (410) 576-9425

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

DPW, DOT, BCRP Exceed 90-Day Goals, Administration Seeks to Build Upon Progress Made

BALTIMORE, MD (Tuesday, January 9, 2024) – Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott launched the first of a series of videos on social media, highlighting city services prioritized during his most recent #BuildBetterBMore 90-Day City Services Sprint. The Fall sprint started on October 2, 2023 and concluded with agencies exceeding their goals. The videos seek to shine a spotlight on the daily work of dedicated City government employees and to serve as a resource to educate the public on each service.

"Baltimoreans all want the same things—high quality, reliable city services,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I launched the city service sprint initiative to challenge city agencies to set bold, yet achievable goals that would increase the visibility of our crews’ daily work, help us find ways to improve our efforts each day, and foster some healthy competition among our agencies. Our hard-working city employees smashed their 90-day goals and continue deliver for our residents every day. With the launch of this video series, we want highlight city employees and their work and encourage residents to join us as we build a better Baltimore.” 

Over 90 days, the Department of Public Work, Baltimore City Department of Transportation, and Baltimore City Recreation & Parks set the goal to conduct more than 36,000 rat inspections and treatments, cut and clean 800 tree wells, install 90 speed humps to help with traffic calming, and address 900 abandoned vehicles. 

In total, agencies completed: 

  • 46,370 Rat Inspections and Treatments 
  • 1,008 Tree Well Inspections and Maintenance  
  • 182 Speed Humps Installations 
  • 945 Abandoned Vehicles Towed  

The next phase of the Scott Administration’s focus on improved city service delivery will feature a public education campaign focused on targeted areas included in the fall sprint, including strategies to reduce rat populations and options to address disabled vehicles. The campaign will educate residents on the processes for requesting rat abatement, tree well maintenance, and speed humps installation as well as reporting abandoned vehicles.

The first video, featuring the city’s rat abatement efforts, can be found here

Mayor Scott launched his first 90-Day City Service Sprints in the Spring of 2023, during which City agencies significantly exceeded their goal of repairing 9,000 potholes, removing 900 graffiti markings, resurfacing nine miles of city roads, and targeting illegal dumping hot spots throughout the city.

To learn more about the #BuildBetterBMore 90-Day City Services Sprint, visit Mayor Scott's Build Better Bmore Fall Service Sprint Dashboard

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