Policies: A New Way Forward
ADDRESSING VIOLENCE AND CRIME
Building Public Safety:
Holistic, Proven Strategy to Fight Violence
The violence our city continues to experience is what motivated me to become a public servant as a young man from Park Heights.
We cannot arrest or prosecute our way out of this problem. We must stay grounded in the immediate steps we can take today — getting repeat violent offenders off the streets, implementing a group violence reduction strategy, and stopping the flow of illegal guns — while also addressing the root causes of crime.
BUILDING A 21st CENTURY GOVERNMENT
Transparency and Accountability: Restoring Trust in City Government
In recent years, two Mayors have resigned following revelations of criminal conduct while in office. Public officials should meet the highest ethical standards and set an example for honesty and integrity.
Part of our city’s comeback story must be rebuilding the public trust. As Mayor, I will introduce concrete and measurable initiatives aimed at restoring faith between the city and its leaders. This is the most effective way to run a city.
ENSURING AN EQUITABLE RECOVERY
Supporting Baltimore During and After
As Council President, I have led the way on communicating critical public health information about the coronavirus and introducing legislation related to the state of emergency.
I created a Baltimore COVID-19 Asset Map so residents can locate food sites, grocery store hours, and health care clinics near them. It was recognized by the Harvard Kennedy School as a best practice in local government response to the global public health pandemic.
INCREASING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
Inclusive, Equitable Economy
I am committed to equitable economic and community development. For too long, leadership has allowed the few to prosper while the many see none of the gains. Changing this status quo will take someone who knows how to wield the reins of city government.
My primary guiding principle for economic and community development is equity. It is why I passed the Equity Assessment Ordinance, and intend to fully fund the Equity Assistance Program.
Brandon Scott is the Democratic nominee for Baltimore Mayor and serves as Baltimore City Council President. Growing up in Park Heights, Brandon watched as gun violence and drugs tore his city and friendships apart. His mother told him that if he wanted change, he had to do it himself, so Scott took on the job of City Council President. Now, Scott is running for mayor because the status quo just won’t work. He is fighting to end gun violence, restore the public’s trust in government, and change Baltimore for the better.