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Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott to deliver first State of the City address Thursday

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott will deliver his first State of the City address Thursday night to mark his 100th day in office.

The speech, which will be the first in two years thanks to a coronavirus-related cancellation by then-Democratic Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young in 2020, will be delivered virtually due to the ongoing pandemic.

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Scott plans to reflect upon his first weeks leading Baltimore, as well as the city’s coronavirus response over the last year, according to a news release from his office.

Scott, also a Democrat, took the oath of office in December and immediately pledged to bolster public safety, make the city more equitable and rebuild public trust, among other goals.

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However, the pandemic has occupied many of Scott’s first days in office. He made a controversial decision to ban all indoor and outdoor dining in the city during his first week on the job. And last week, he pushed back against Republican Gov. Larry Hogan and opted to keep the city’s tight coronavirus restrictions in place in spite of surrounding counties’ decision to follow the governor’s lead.

Democratic City Council President Nick Mosby will deliver opening remarks ahead of the State of the City address.

Viewers can watch the address on CharmTV’s website.

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