Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

The Board of Estimates has developed a set of regulations to govern the operations of the Board and provide clear standards for Board members, staff, and the public. They cover the following topics:

  • Meetings & Quorum
  • Officer duties
  • Resolutions
  • Preparation of the Agenda
  • Agenda Submission Procedures
  • Procedures for Walks-On Items
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Opening Statements
  • Routine Agenda
  • Non-routine Agenda
  • Withdrawals and Deferrals Processes
  • Votes
  • Protests
  • Statements of Oppositions
  • Recordings

On October 27, 2021, the Board approved a draft version of the regulations (formally known as “Rules”). On November 15, 2021, the draft Rules were posted for public comment for 30 days, as required by the City’s Administrative Procedure Act. In January 2022, the BOE approved the final rules.

Board of Estimates Rules & Regulations

The Board of Estimates' complete regulations on procurement, protests, Minority, and Women-owned Business Enterprises, and Debarment/Suspension.

For questions regarding the rules & regulations please contact the Clerk to the Board of Estimates.

Other Policies

Voting Abstentions

Board members are required to submit a dated memo to the Comptroller’s Office the day before the scheduled Board meeting date.   The memo will note the page number of the members abstention, the item, and the reason for the abstention. These memos are posted with the materials for each meeting. Review the policy.