Press Releases

Mayor Young to Invest More than $15 Million to Help Tenants Pay Rent

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the launch of a Temporary Rent Support program to assist residents who are struggling to pay rent due to a COVID-19 related financial impact. 

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Eases Restrictions on Outdoor Mass Gatherings

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced that limits on mass, outdoor gatherings in Baltimore City will be lifted beginning at 5 p.m on Friday, June 26. Additionally, clarification has been provided for hotel ballrooms, banquet rooms, meeting halls, and other private indoor gathering spaces that are able to re-open at 50% capacity under Phase 2.

City of Baltimore and Baltimore County Lead $550 Million National Resolution of Environmental PCB Claims through Nationwide Class Settlement between Governmental Entities and Monsanto

The City of Baltimore and Baltimore County, along with eleven other governmental entities across the country, announced a proposed nationwide class action settlement with Monsanto Company, Pharmacia, LLC, and Solutia, Inc., for $550 million, resolving PCB water contamination claims for a proposed class of 2,528 governmental entities nationwide.
 

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Announces Baltimore City Will Enter Phase II of Reopening Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 19

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced Baltimore City would move into its second phase of reopening businesses and services.

Mayor's Statement on Juneteenth

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Mayor Young's Statement on Today's Supreme Court Ruling

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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Health Commissioner, Police Commissioner Urge Residents to Follow Social Distancing, Avoid Large Gatherings

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, and Police Commissioner Michael S. Harrison urged residents to continue following COVID-19 best practices, including practicing social distancing and avoiding large gatherings.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Announces Reopening of Retail Businesses

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced that nonessential retail businesses can reopen beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 12, with limits on capacity.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Announces Content Partnership with Wide Angle Youth Media for COVID-19 Public Service Campaign

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the launch of the “Back Up. Give Me 6” social distancing campaign,  developed for youth, by youth at Wide Angle Youth Media.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, Department of Transportation Announce Free Mooring at Inner Harbor City Piers

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) announced that beginning on Monday, June 15, 2020 free mooring will be offered at select Inner Harbor City Piers.

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