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GBC’s Fry: Baltimore mayor needs to spend $670M stimulus ‘gift’ wisely

April 14, 2021

Mayor Brandon Scott is the fortunate recipient of a “once in a lifetime” opportunity that elected officials rarely enjoy. The recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act allocated $6.36 billion to the state of Maryland, $4 billion directed to state government and $2.3 billion to counties and municipalities. Of the $2.3 billion to be distributed in the next 60 days, Baltimore City will receive the largest portion of $670 million, largely to be spent at the discretion of the mayor.

Article Source: Baltimore Business Journal

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