Press Releases

Baltimore City to Continue Outdoor Dining Street Closure and Seating Programs

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Councilman Eric T. Costello, and Downtown Partnership president Shelonda Stokes announced the extension of Baltimore City’s Outdoor Dining Street Closure and Outdoor Seating Relief programs.

 

Mayor Announces Recommendations of 90-Day Work Group Tasked with Clarifying Travel and Notification Policy for City Officials

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing the recommendations of a 90-day work group that conducted a comprehensive review of the Baltimore City administrative manual in order to develop clear, consistent guidance for travel taken by elected officials.

 

Mayor Scott Holds First Youth Summit, Giving Youth a Seat at the Table on Issues Impacting Them Most

Mayor Brandon M. Scott will hold his first youth summit to engage in dialogue with Baltimore youth. The Mayor’s Youth Summit will span three days, both in-person and virtually, from Thursday, May 20 to Saturday, May 22. 

 

Mayor Scott Vetoes City Council Bill 21-0022 - Security Deposit Alternatives

On Monday May 17 2021, after careful consideration, Mayor Brandon M. Scott issued a veto of City Council Bill 21-0022 - Security Deposit Alternatives and made a statement.

 

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces Second Round of Nonprofit Relief Fund Dollars to Support Baltimore Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

On May 17 2021, in partnership with the Baltimore Civic Fund, Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that nonprofit organizations located in Baltimore City will be eligible for up to $50,000 in grant funding to help address the ongoing negative financial impacts of COVID-19. 

 

Baltimore City Capacity Restrictions to Align with State, Effective Tomorrow

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Health Commissioner Letitia Dzirasa, MD released a joint statement on Governor Hogan’s decision this evening to lift the state indoor mask mandate, effective 05/15/21.

 

Office of Mayor Brandon M. Scott Statement Following Meeting with the Governor

Communications Director for Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Calvin Harris released a statement after the Mayor's meeting with Governor Larry Hogan.

 

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa announced that Baltimore City will ease its COVID-19 mandates following consultation with public health partners, increased vaccination rates and downward trends in new case rates, deaths, and hospitalizations.

 

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Taking Steps to Restart Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC)

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is taking steps to independently restart the Baltimore City Criminal Justice Coordinating Council (CJCC) as a way to immediately strengthen coordination and communication across federal, state, and local public safety agencies in the fight against violent crime. 

 

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Names Irene Agustin Homeless Services Director

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing the appointment of the two leaders to the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services (MOHS) who will be responsible for implementing an anti-homeless strategy for Baltimore: Irene Agustin, who will serve as Director, and William Wells, who will serve as Deputy Director. They will assume their roles in June.

 

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