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Scott Creates Committees To Aid Transition

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Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott announced 10 new committees Friday to advise his transition team on what he called areas of pressing need in the city. 

Scott said the 10 committees will make Baltimore safer and more equitable. 

“Everything that every agency does is going to be assessed and reassessed,” Scott said. “If it's actually impacting the citizens the way it should, if it's actually being done through the lens of equity.” 

The committees focus on issues like public health and safety, housing and environment. They’re led by leaders of various local organizations who Scott says are well-respected throughout the city. Scott says he will pursue the proposals they create in his first term.

“This transition will not just be about my term,” Scott said. “This will be about how we're working throughout the city of Baltimore, setting a path for how we can work for Baltimore, for the future going forward.” 

The committees are accepting volunteers. Full memberships will be announced at a later date. 

 

Sarah Y. Kim is WYPR’s health and housing reporter. Kim is WYPR's Report for America corps member, and Anthony Brandon Fellow. Kim joined WYPR as a 2020-2021 corps member for Report for America, an initiative of The GroundTruth Project that pairs young journalists with local newsrooms. Now in her second year as an RFA corps member, Kim is based in Baltimore City.