Scott Signs Bill Establishing Baltimore City Police Accountability BoardMayor Brandon Scott on Thursday signed into law a bill establishing a police accountability board as part of his administration's effort to restore trust between the community and the Baltimore Police Department.
Baltimore City Council Passes Annual Budget, Steers $57 Million To SchoolsThe Baltimore City Council has passed the fiscal year 2023 budget, according to lawmakers.
Baltimore City Council Grills Police Commissioner Harrison On Crime PlanMembers of the Baltimore City Council called on Police Commissioner Michael Harrison to question his plan to stop crime in the city as gun violence surges in Baltimore.
Baltimore State's Attorney's Office, Mayor's Safety Office Budget Review Underway As Crime RisesThere have been growing concerns over staffing issues in the State’s Attorney’s Office, while MONSE, which works to prevent violence, is being questioned on whether its unique work is making a difference.
Commissioner Harrison Releases Summer Deployment Plan Targeting Areas Prone To ViolenceIn anticipation of an uptick in crime during the summer months, Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison released a short-term deployment strategy Friday focusing patrols on small areas in the city's nine police districts that historically have seen high rates of violence.
War Of The Words: Governor Hogan And Mayor Scott Spar Over Baltimore CrimeOnce again, Gov. Larry Hogan and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott are sparring about crime in the city and who's doing enough work to get the problem under control.
With City Council's Ear, Baltimore Residents Urge Cuts To Police Budget Ahead Of VoteBaltimore City residents called for funding cuts to police Thursday during Taxpayer's Night, where citizens can weigh in with the City Council on how their money is being spent.
Council Members Call On BPD To Deliver Short-Term Crime Plan Responding To Recent ViolenceIn the face of several high-profile homicides and an "unacceptable" level of violence, members of the Baltimore City Council's budgeting committee called on the Baltimore Police Department to deliver a short-term crime plan and deploy more officers into neighborhoods.
City Council Adopts Resolution Calling For Public Fund Supporting Local Reproductive Health OrganizationsTwo council members will introduce a resolution calling on Mayor Brandon Scott and the council to create a public fund supporting local reproductive health organizations.
Baltimore Lawmakers Ask City Council President Nick Mosby To Return Donations That Violate Ethics LawA group of Baltimore city council members is asking Council President Nick Mosby to return the money collected by a fund that was created to cover his legal expenses, according to the Baltimore Banner.
Council President Mosby Apologizes After Heated Hearing On His Dollar House Bill"Unfortunately, there were the actions of some that was completely disrespectful to the institution of the city council," Mosby said.
Scott Signs Bill Directing City Government To Reach Net-Zero Emissions By 2045Mayor Brandon Scott signed a bill into law Friday directing the city government to reach net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045.
New City Budget Would Pay For Civilian Investigators To Help Baltimore PoliceMayor Brandon Scott has unveiled a city budget plan for the fiscal year 2023 that will cover the cost of 35 civilian investigators.
Baltimore City Hall Reopens To The Public, Resumes In-Person MeetingsBaltimore City has come under pressure for being one of the last jurisdictions to re-open. The mayor has said he's been following scientific guidance.
City Councilmember Introduces Bill To Establish New Safety Restrictions For FirefightersNearly a month after three Baltimore firefighters were killed and a fourth injured in the partial collapse of a vacant rowhouse, a councilmember has introduced legislation that would establish new safety restrictions.