Press Releases

Statement on Mayor's Positive COVID-19 Test

BALTIMORE, MD (Monday, October 4, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott's Director of Communications Cal Harris released a statement.

 

Mayor Scott Calls On Residents to Register for Annual Fall Cleanup

Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced details for his annual Fall Cleanup: Clean Where You Live event. Residents are encouraged to join Mayor Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell on Saturday, October 23, 2021, to participate in the Mayor’s Fall Cleanup by putting on a mask and picking up a broom to clean up loose litter around their properties, alleyways, and curbsides.

 

Mayor Scott Appoints Alice Kennedy Housing Commissioner

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing the appointment of longtime Baltimore City public servant and housing policy expert Alice Kennedy to lead the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) as permanent Commissioner and chief executive.

 

Baltimore City Takes Steps to Improve Acquisition and Disposition of Property with Data Management Enhancements

The Baltimore City Board of Estimates approved a contract agreement with Tolemi Software sought by the Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD). 

 

Mayor, DPW Announce Details of Recycling Cart Distribution, To Begin September 28

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Department of Public Works (DPW) announced the plan to begin distribution of new recycling carts to more than 190,000 City households beginning Tuesday, September 28.

 

Mayor Announces Plan to Comprehensively Reform Tax Sale Process

Following up on his May action to remove new owner-occupied property liens from the tax sale, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced the City’s short- and long-term strategy for reforming Baltimore’s tax lien certificate sale process, with a focus on providing relief to homeowners facing liens on their properties.

 

Baltimore City Receives $2 Million in U.S. Department of Commerce Funding for Minority-Owned Business Development

In August, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) awarded $2,000,000 to the Mayor’s Office of Small, Minority and Women Business to operate the Mid-Atlantic Region Minority Business Development Agency Advanced Manufacturing Center.

 

Mayor, DPW Announce Resumption of Bulk Trash, White Goods Collections

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced that bulk trash and white goods collection services for residents will resume on Saturday, October 2, 2021, with a modified schedule. 

 

Mayor Announces Details of Baltimore City Pandemic Rent Court Program, Focused on Preventing Evictions

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing the details of a program starting today that will connect people and families facing eviction with resources and support at the courthouse.

 

Mayor Reaffirms Commitment to Distribution of $641 Million ARPA Investment Through Lens of Equity

In a virtual address Monday morning, Mayor Brandon M. Scott provided an update on the $641 million Baltimore City will receive as part of the 2021 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

 

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