Baltimore Mayor's Office Statement on Cancellation of Today's Opioid Hearing

Crest of the City of Baltimore

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

BALTIMORE, MD (Wednesday, July 10, 2024) – Today, the Baltimore Mayor’s Office release the following statement regarding the cancellation of today’s City Council hearing on efforts to combat the opioid overdose crisis.

"Councilman Conway’s statement regarding this cancellation is categorically false. Private briefings were offered to the Councilman in lieu of a public hearing, which can only serve to endanger the litigation that we have been fighting on for more than six years and are now poised to win at trial later this year. The Councilman reneged on that agreement and opted for a wildly inaccurate statement. It is clear the Councilman cares more about his personal profile than doing what is best for Baltimore’s residents. Our administration is handling this case with the diligence and care it deserves, and have repeatedly communicated our position publicly and directly to the Councilman. We will avoid doing anything that endangers this case – because winning this case is what’s best for our residents.”

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