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 on the bridge at the time of the impact, one was rescued from the water and is in a local area hospital, one ran off the bridge prior to impact and was uninjured, and rescue teams are searching for the other six. Authorities believe five vehicles may have been on the bridge at the time of impact. There is no credible evidence to suggest a terrorist attack. The investigation is extensive and ongoing.

State of Emergency Issued By Governor Moore: Statement

Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) Traffic Detours and Truck Restrictions: Update from 03/26 at 7:10am

Cruise Terminal: information forthcoming

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 the Brooklyn community, we can work to learn from what happened to bring answers to grieving families and the community. My prayers are with the victims and their families and I’d ask that you keep them in your thoughts as we navigate through this tragedy.

On Thursday, July 13th, the Baltimore City Council will be holding a public hearing to focus on the failures within our public safety infrastructure that betrayed our City at this year’s Brooklyn Day celebration. This is our priority as a community and as a City government.

I have spent my elected career working to improve the accountability and oversight of public safety in this City and I won’t stop now when we are so close to seeing real results for families and communities. My focus now is on supporting my Council colleagues and ensuring accountability from the BPD. I will be postponing my July 13th campaign event until Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 6-8PM at Maximón, at 200 International Dr.

Finally, if you have any information, camera footage or other relevant material relating to this horrific event, please contact the Baltimore City Police Department. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Metro Crime Stopper at 1-866-7LOCKUP. We must work together to bring justice to the victims affected by this cowardly act of violence. As always, please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

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 on the Ways & Means Committee and members of the City Council at-large, as well as the Administration. Over the past few  months I have been adamant about my desire to reorient this budget process back towards addressing the prime concerns of our residents: restoring core city services, addressing waste at the agency level, and confronting the violent crime plaguing our streets.

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