Press Releases

Mayor’s Office Partners with Baltimore Universities to Support Equity and Efficiency in American Rescue Plan Act Funding

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing that the Mayor’s Office of Recovery Programs is partnering with the University of Baltimore (UB) and Morgan State University (MSU) to leverage their research and program evaluation expertise for initiatives funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).


Mayor, DPW, and South Baltimore Gateway Partnership Announce Plan to Leverage Funds for Climate Resiliency and Environmental Health Projects

The City of Baltimore’s Board of Estimates approved $5.1 million in funds to be administered by the South Baltimore Gateway Partnership (SBGP), in partnership with City government, toward creating new “constructed wetlands” within the Middle Branch of the Patapsco.


Mayor’s Office to Hold Community Brainstorm Sessions on Group Violence Reduction Strategy

Starting Sunday, December 12, the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE), the Baltimore Police Department, and the State Attorney's Office will host public brainstorm sessions to garner feedback to shape the City’s Group Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS) — a key part of Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Comprehensive Violence Prevention Plan. 


On One Year Anniversary, Mayor Scott Outlines Ambitious Action Plan for Term Ahead

On December 8th 2021, the one-year anniversary of his inauguration as Mayor of the City of Baltimore, Mayor Brandon M. Scott outlined his Action Plan for the term ahead and beyond.


City Announces Vaccine Incentive for Government Employees

Baltimore City Mayor Brandon M. Scott and City Administrator Christopher Shorter announced that the City has authorized a one-time payment of $1,000 to fully vaccinated municipal employees. Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) will be used to pay for the incentive program.


Inspector General Advisory Board Delivers Annual Performance Review, As Required By Charter

After holding two in-depth meetings and reviewing a number of materials for the purpose of conducting an annual performance review, the Inspector General Advisory Board delivered its inaugural performance review to Inspector General Isabel Mercedes Cumming on Wednesday, November 24, 2021.


Mayor Scott Announces $35 Million Investment to Kickstart Efforts to Close the Digital Divide

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing Baltimore’s latest investment with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) dollars: $35 million focused on the administration’s efforts to close the digital divide.


Mayor Scott Revamps Squeegee Outreach Efforts with Focus on Supporting Disconnected Youth and Improving Public Safety

Mayor Brandon M. Scott, along with the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success (MOCFS) and the Mayor’s Office of African American Male Engagement (MOAAME), announced a 90 Day Squeegee Action Plan to connect youth with employment opportunities, improve traffic safety, and develop the City’s long-term strategic plan for supporting disconnected young men and boys.  


Mayor Brandon M. Scott’s Statement on Baltimore’s 300th Homicide

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a statement on the recording of Baltimore City’s 300th homicide of 2021.


$50 Million Investment in Transportation Enhancements Announced for Baltimore’s East-West Corridor

Faster, easier, more reliable transit trips, stronger multi-modal connections and safer pedestrian access planned to enhance access to