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Mayor Scott Re-Appoints Commissioner Vernon Reid to School Board, Launches Search to Fill Three New Openings

(Thursday, June 17, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott today announced the re-appointment of Vernon Reid to a second, three-year term on the Baltimore City Board of School Commissioners. The Mayor also launched the search to fill three School Board vacancies created by the departures of outgoing Board Chair Linda Chinnia and Commissioners Martha James-Hassan and Michelle Harris Bondima, all who have served for five-plus years.
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Baltimore City Named as Finalist in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Global Mayors Challenge

(Thursday, June 17, 2021) — Baltimore is one of 50 Champion Cities selected earlier this week as finalists in the 2021 Global Mayors Challenge, a global innovation competition that identifies and accelerates the most ambitious ideas developed by cities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These 50 urban innovations rose to the top of a competitive pool of more than 630 applications from 99 countries, in the first-ever Global Mayors Challenge.
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Mayor, Health Department and Partners Celebrate Reduction of Infant Mortality Rate in Upton/Druid Heights Neighborhood Through Work of B’more for Healthy Babies

(Tuesday, June 15, 2021) — Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Baltimore City Health Commissioner Dr. Letitia Dzirasa, and community partners celebrated a record-low infant mortality rate for Black infants in the Upton/Druid Heights neighborhood. This outcome is directly tied to years of local investment, outreach, and education through the work of the B’more for Healthy Babies (BHB) program.
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Mayor Scott Announces Expanded Eviction Prevention Program for Tenants, Including Dedicated Fund for Security Deposit Assistance

(Thursday, June 10, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott is announcing an expansion of Baltimore City’s Eviction Prevention Program, as part of a continuing effort to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic through a lens of equity while investing in needed support for the city’s most vulnerable residents. The expansion will provide...
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Mayor Scott's Statement on Passage of FY 2022 Budget

(Tuesday, June 8, 2021) — After the City Council Ways and Means Committee unanimously passed the Mayor’s Fiscal 2022 budget on Monday, the Baltimore City Council unanimously voted to adopt the budget. Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement:. “You can determine a great deal about a city simply...
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Mayor Scott Updates Special Event Permits Guidance

(Tuesday, June 1, 2021) — Due to a recent guidance regarding events and gatherings, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Right of Way Division's Office of Special Events and the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ (BCRP) Special Events & Permits Office will begin to accept special event permit applications starting today, Tuesday, June 1, for events to be hosted after Monday, July 5.
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Mayor Scott's Statement on Weekend Violence

“The gun violence witnessed this weekend shows us that there are cowards among us who are willing to take a life, no matter how small or insignificant the beef. We must hold them accountable and rid our streets of the weapons they use to take our daughters and sons away from us. I will be meeting with Commissioner Harrison to discuss what changes need to happen for the Baltimore Police Department to have a greater immediate impact on this violence. I will also be determining what other agencies can bring to the table to bolster these efforts."
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Mayor Scott Announces $9.6 Million For Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS)

(Wednesday, May 26, 2021) — Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined several funders today to announce $9,650,000 in funding support to continue the Housing Upgrades to Benefit Seniors (HUBS) initiative. The initiative provides home modifications, repairs, and wraparound services for older adult homeowners. “The HUBS collaborative approach towards helping Baltimore homeowners...
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Mayor Scott Releases Statement One Year After Killing of George Floyd

(Tuesday, May 25, 2021) — As today marks one year since the killing of George Floyd, Mayor Brandon M. Scott released the following statement:. The murder of George Floyd last year provided a gut check for the nation and forced leaders to reimagine the future of public safety and policing. Since then, leaders have successfully made strides to improve transparency, integrity, and accountability, but there is much more work to accomplish. Accordingly, my administration is committed to approaching public safety as an urgent public health matter by working across city agencies to tackle the root cause of crime and widespread gun violence. And the Baltimore Police Department is addressing long-standing racial and gender disparities in their ranks by issuing a new strategic framework to advance equity later today.
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Mayor Scott Highlights Cross-Sector Collaboration Focused on Increasing Youth Economic Opportunity in Baltimore’s Tech Sector

(Monday, May 24, 2021) — Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined with students and partner organizations to highlight a new summer internship program for high school students focused on increasing youth economic opportunity and expanding access to technology careers. This pilot internship program is a collaboration between the Mayor’s Office...
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Baltimore City to Continue Outdoor Dining Street Closure and Seating Programs

(Wednesday, May 19, 2021) — Today, 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. Both initiatives were launched last year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to allow restaurants to request permission to offer outdoor dining accommodations in the City's public right-of-way.
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Mayor Announces Recommendations of 90-Day Work Group Tasked with Clarifying Travel and Notification Policy for City Officials

(Wednesday, May 19, 2021) — 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. The proposed guidelines, which reflect changes to the City’s administrative manual, will be considered by the Board of Estimates at an upcoming meeting.
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Mayor Brandon M. Scott Announces Second Round of Nonprofit Relief Fund Dollars to Support Baltimore Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

(Monday, May 17, 2021) — Today, 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. The Baltimore Nonprofit Relief Fund...