Release: Board of Estimates to Host Annual Taxpayers’ Night

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Bill Henry
Baltimore City
204 City Hall - Baltimore Maryland 21202
(410) 396-5410


Geoff Shannon, Public Relations Officer
(410) 387-5704


Baltimore, MD – Baltimore City’s Board of Estimates (BOE) is inviting residents to learn more about the Mayor’s proposed budget at the annual Taxpayers’ Night. This special meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 17th at 6pm in Baltimore City Hall and via Webex. It will include a presentation on the Fiscal 2025 Preliminary Budget from Bureau of Budget and Management Research (BBMR) Director Laura Larson. After the presentation, residents are invited to give testimony on their budget priorities. 

In addition to visiting City Hall, members of the public can attend virtually via Webex or watch on Channel 25/


Residents can share testimony with the Board of Estimates the following ways: 

  • In person. Sign up at Taxpayers’ Night on the second floor of City Hall, outside of the BOE room. 
  • Virtual. Sign up at to testify remotely. Sign up closes at 5pm on April 16.
  • Digital. Submit written testimony on BBMR’s website: 
  • Telephone. Call at 410-396-7073 and leave a message by April 19.  


  • In person. BOE meetings are held on the second floor of City Hall in the Hyman Pressman Board Room. The public is encouraged to arrive early to allow time for health and security screenings. There is a maximum capacity of 74 persons in the Board of Estimates room. 

All residents are strongly encouraged to sign up online if there are attending, even if they aren't giving testimony.

The Fiscal 2025 Preliminary Budget will be available on April 1. To learn more about Baltimore’s budget process, visit BBMR's website: 

To learn more about Taxpayers’ Night, visit the

Budget Pop Up  

BBMR will host a Budget Pop-Up, where residents will gather at City Hall with agency representatives before giving testimony to the Board of Estimates. Representatives will be available with resources and to answer questions for 1 hour before the Board of Estimates meeting.  This event will take place in the Curran Room, located on the 4th floor of City Hall. The Curran Room also will serve as overflow in case the BOE Room is at full capacity for the Taxpayers’ Night meeting.  


Pool video access will be provided by CharmTV. Due to the limited capacity, members of the media are asked to notify Geoff Shannon if you plan to attend in person. Accommodation will be made for a media overflow room if necessary. 


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