Press Releases

Mayor and Health Department Distribute Free At-Home Test Kits to the Community

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and the Baltimore City Health Department will partner with the Enoch Pratt Free Library to distribute free at-home test kits to Baltimore City residents. 

 

Mayor Scott and Baltimore Corps Launch $30M Campaign to Expand Service Opportunities in Baltimore

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore Corps, joined by more than a dozen local and national program and philanthropic partners, announced the Campaign for Citywide Service: a three-year, $30 million campaign to create thousands of full-time service opportunities in Baltimore City. 

 

Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces that Baltimore City will Waive Towing Fees for Victims of Auto Theft

Mayor Brandon M. Scott was joined by Councilman Ryan Dorsey, Councilwoman Odette Ramos, Councilman James Torrence, and Baltimore City Department of Transportation Director Steve Sharkey to announce that the City of Baltimore will no longer charge towing fees for stolen vehicles.

 

Mayor and Health Department to Launch Baltimore Vs. COVID PSA Commercial

As part of the Baltimore Vs. COVID Campaign, the Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD), in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and the Office of Performance and Innovation (OPI), will air a vaccine awareness PSA on cable and broadcast television beginning today, January 10, 2022. 

 

Mayor Scott Makes Staffing Announcements

Baltimore Mayor Brandon M. Scott announced that Adam Abadir will serve as the Deputy Director of State Affairs in the Mayor's Office of Government Relations and Stefanie Mavronis will serve as Chief of Staff for the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement. 

 

Mayor to Allocate Additional Funding for Gun Tip and Homicide Hotline Rewards

On November 3, 2021, the Board of Estimates (BOE) approved the request submitted by Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Safety and Engagement (MONSE) Shantay Jackson to allocate more funding towards Metro Crime Stoppers Gun Tip and Homicide Hotline Rewards with the goal of encouraging residents to come forward with information that will help police solve crimes.

 

Mayor's Statement on Shootings of Two DPW Workers

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a statement on the two separate shootings of Department of Public Works employees, which occurred over the past two weeks.

 

Mayor's Statement on Shooting of Police Officer

Mayor Brandon M. Scott released a statement on the shooting of a police officer, which occurred early December 16, 2021.

 

Bloomberg Philanthropies Recognizes Baltimore for Using Data and Evidence to Improve Residents’ Lives

Mayor Brandon M. Scott is proud to share that Baltimore is one of 10 new cities to have achieved What Works Cities Certification, in recognition of their exceptional use of data to guide their decision-making and improve residents’ lives.

 

Mayor Removes Pre-Employment Drug and Alcohol Screenings for City Jobs

The Board of Estimates (BOE) approved Administrative Manual Policy 205-8, which removes the requirement for a pre-employment drug and alcohol screening for prospective employees in non-safety sensitive positions.

 

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