Mayor Scott Outlines Additional Steps Being Taken by the City of Baltimore to Respond to Key Bridge Collapse

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Brandon M. Scott
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BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, April 10, 2024) - Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced additional steps that the City of Baltimore is taking to respond to the Key Bridge Collapse. In a new Action Plan document released today, Mayor Scott outlined ongoing efforts being done in partnership with federal, state, and local partners, new support for impacted port workers, and included lists of resources available for both businesses and workers.

The Action Plan will continue to evolve and expand as the bridge collapse response continues and the community’s needs change.

“We have worked consistently since day one to offer every resource at our disposal to support both the families who lost loved ones in this unthinkable tragedy, and to the families who rely on the port to support themselves and their loved ones,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “From President Biden and our federal partners to Governor Moore and every state agency to my counterparts in Baltimore County and Anne Arundel County – we have all worked in partnership to put forward a comprehensive, collaborative, and effective response to the Key Bridge collapse. The action plan we’re releasing today is about compiling the ongoing work, expanding the areas within the City of Baltimore’s purview, and making it as accessible as possible for impacted residents. We will continue to confront this crisis, and whatever it brings, the same way we’ve done from the beginning – by doing it together.”

In addition to the ongoing support outlined in the action plan like the Maryland Tough Baltimore Strong Fund, which was announced by Governor Wes Moore last week and includes Mayor Scott as a co-chair – this action plan outlines additional steps being taken by the City of Baltimore.

Notably, the Action Plan outlines additional support for residents impacted by the port closure by offering utility bill and rental assistance. An additional $500,000 has been slated for rental assistance.

The full action plan can be found here.

El plan de acción completo en español se puede encontrar aquí.

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