Entries by Eric Costello

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Mayor Scott’s May 14 Executive Order On May 14, Mayor Scott issues an Executive Order which rescinded previous City Executive Orders related to COVID-19 and defers to the State of Maryland moving forward.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 […]

Mayor Scott’s Jan 22 Executive Order

The new Executive Order from Mayor Brandon M. Scott is effective Friday, Jan 22 at 6am. Key Documents Executive Order: Signed Executive Order – 2021.01.22 Guidance From Health Department: Health Department Guidance – 2021.01.22 Guidance From Liquor Board: BLLC – General Guidance Document – Updated Permissions + Restrictions – 2-1-2021 Logs: Restaurant Contact Tracing Logs […]

BGE and Energy Company Scams

IN PROGRESS- PLEASE CHECK BACK LATER There has been an uptick in reports of BGE and energy company scams across Baltimore City. Please see the following press release from BGE and the Maryland Public Services Commission (PSC) outlining the nature of the scams including helpful tips on how to avoid being a victim: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18h048F_7co3MVgbJIZoBv7oJrsGu7cZF/view?usp=sharing These […]

Mayor Scott’s Dec 09 Executive Order

Mayor Brandon Scott issued a new Executive Order which goes into effect on Friday, December 11, at 5pm. Notable restrictions in the Executive Order include the following: restaurants closed for indoor and outdoor dining (only takeout and delivery will be permitted) indoor gatherings limited to 10 people outdoor gatherings limited to 25 people religious facilities […]

Stadium District Camera Expansion Project

UPDATE – STADIUM DISTRICT CAMERA EXPANSION PROJECT (impacting Federal Hill, Otterbein, Sharp Leadenhall, and South Baltimore) BACKGROUND Over the past four years community leaders in Federal Hill, Otterbein, and Sharp Leadenhall, led by Joe Levy, have been working with Senator Bill Ferguson, Councilman Eric Costello, Delegates Luke Clippinger, Brooke Lierman, and Robbyn Lewis, the Casino […]

Revised Executive Order and Face Covering Order

Mayor Young has issued a revised Executive Order which places additional restrictions in place in response to spikes in COVID-19. This goes into effect on Thursday, Nov 12, at 5pm. In addition, the Health Department has issued a Revised Face Covering Order, which has been effective since Friday, Nov 06. These documents are linked below […]

Pizza parties are easy, governing is harder

As an elected official, it’s easy to make promises people want to hear without considering what fulfilling those promises will take. It’s easy to look at the top line of an appropriation and decide – without reading it, without reviewing rules surrounding it – that you know how it should be spent. In essence, it’s […]