Entries by Eric Costello

Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse – Critical Updates

On March 26 at approximately 1:30am, a container vessel (the Dali) was outgoing from the Port of Baltimore and struck a support column of the Francis Scott Key Bridge resulting in the catastrophic collapse of the bridge. As of 11:00am extensive search and rescue efforts remained underway. A Maryland DOT construction crew of eight was […]

Campaign Event Moved to August 9th

This past weekend, our community experienced an unspeakable tragedy. No community should ever be subjected to such unconscionable acts of horror, and as elected officials, we must hold ourselves and our government agencies to account to try to prevent future tragedies. While we cannot change the hurt, pain, and devastation that has wreaked havoc on […]

FY2023 Budget Passes Unanimously

Today, after the City Council’s Ways & Means Committee held 83 hours of hearings covering 45 different agencies, the City Council concluded Baltimore City’s FY2023 budget hearing process, unanimously approving the City’s $4.11 billion budget ($3.32 billion operating and $793 million capital). I would like to acknowledge the hard work and partnership of my colleagues […]

Public Safety Announcement – Budget Hearings

The City Council’s Ways & Means Committee is preparing to hold FY2023 budget hearings during the week of May 31 – June 07, 2022. Baltimore City is on a record pace for homicides this year. I intend to ensure this issue is treated with the same sense of urgency that our communities demand and expect […]

BGE / MTA Natural Gas Main Installation to Begin in Riverside

BGE / MTA Natural Gas Main Installation to Begin in Riverside SUMMARY: At the request of the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA), BGE will soon begin a multiple-month long project to install a new natural gas main to service the MTA’s MARC Train Yard located on the south side of the community (directly south of Riverside […]

DPW Solid Waste Curbside Collection Modifications

DPW is launching a new recycling schedule to ensure predictable collections as they deal with staffing issues under this most recent surge in COVID. The new schedule will be bi-weekly: south of North Ave (which is the entire 11th District) will have curbside recycling collection on the normally scheduled day of the week during the […]

Aug 09th Mask Order

The Baltimore City Health Department announced a new mask order, effective Monday, August 09, at 9:00am. Press Release Executive Order Infographic FAQ – Mask Mandate Liquor Board Guidance An FAQ with additional details will be released shortly. As soon as available, it will be posted here. In the meantime, one question that continues to be […]

Mayor Scott’s May 14 Executive Order

Mayor Scott’s May 14 Executive Order On May 14, Mayor Scott issues an Executive Order which rescinded previous City Executive Orders related to COVID-19 and defers to the State of Maryland moving forward. This removes all restrictions on gatherings and businesses, such as the number of people permitted in one place at an event at […]

Mayor Scott’s February 22 Executive Order

The new Executive Order from Mayor Brandon M. Scott is effective Monday, Feb 22 at 6am. Key Documents Signed Executive Order: Executive Order – 2021.02.22 Guidance From Health Department: Health Department Guidance – 2021.02.22 Guidance From Liquor Board: Liquor Board Guidance – 2021.02.22 Restaurant Contact Tracing Logs: Restaurant Contact Tracing Logs Key Changes Indoor Gatherings […]

Senior Housing Buildings – COVID-19 Vaccinations

With 15 senior housing buildings in the 11th District, I have been working closely with the Baltimore City Health Department to clarify and communicate the vaccination plan for senior buildings. The Health Department’s Mobile Vaccination Clinic has started the necessary work of vaccinating our seniors in the easiest possible way. While some senior buildings have […]