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Recent News

City of Baltimore Files a First of its Kind Lawsuit Against Tobacco Companies for Cigarette Filter Waste

The City of Baltimore and Mayor Brandon Scott announced the joint filing of a lawsuit to hold cigarette manufacturers accountable for cleanup costs associated with tobacco product litter.


Baltimore Files Lawsuit to Combat PFAS Chemicals

The City of Baltimore announced the filing of a lawsuit against over 20 manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) and certain "forever chemicals" used in those products.


Recent News

Disparity Study Press Release Statement

The Baltimore City Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) is thrilled to announce the release of the latest Disparity Study analyzing the utilization of minority and women-owned businesses in the City. The Study demonstrated the need for the Minority and Women’s Business Program to continue.

MWBOO Launches B2G Diversity Management System

Baltimore City, MD (August 23, 2022): The Baltimore City Minority & Women’s Business Opportunity Office (MWBOO) is ecstatic to announce that it is now utilizing the new B2G Diversity Management System!  The system is now the home of the MWBOO certified minority business enterprise (MBE) and women’s business enterprise (WBE) Directory, new and renewal application submission, requests to update business contact information, and requests to expand certified services.  Additionally, MWBOO now has the capabilities to conduct targeted outreach to active primes, M/WBEs, or to particular NAICS service codes where there has been a historical lack of available certified M/WBEs.  These outreach efforts will lead to greater availability and limit the need for waivers due to the lack of certified M/WBEs.   

The Department of Law is a department of the City established by the City Charter. The head of the Department is the City Solicitor, who is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Under the City Charter, the City Solicitor is the legal adviser and representative of the City and its several departments, officers, commissions, boards, and authorities, and has general supervision and direction of the legal business of the City.

In addition to overseeing the Department of Law, the City Solicitor is a member of the Board of Estimates. The Board of Estimates formulates and executes the fiscal policy of the City. The Board holds formal hearings and approves operating and capital budget requests, and is responsible for awarding contracts and supervising all purchasing by the City. The City Solicitor serves on the Board of Estimates with the Mayor, the President of the City Council, the Comptroller, and the Director of the Department of Public Works.

Request Public Records

For Public Information Act Requests for Documents in Custody of the City’s Law Department:

Email: D’ereka Bolden
City Hall, Room 101
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 396-3934

Minority & Women's Business Opportunity Office
City Hall, Room 101
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Office: 410-396-4355
Mobile: 410-913-2250

Office of Legal Affairs
C/O City Hall, Room 101
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Office: 410-396-2496

Inspector General's Office
City Hall, Room 635
100 North Holliday St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
Hotline: (800) 417-0430
Office: (443) 984-3690
Fax: (410) 837-1033
Email Us

If you do not receive a response from the desired number listed above, please contact the front desk for additional assistance. 

Front Desk 
City Hall, Room 101
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 396-3297