Release: Board of Estimates to Host Annual Taxpayers’ Night

Crest of the City of Baltimore

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

geoff.shannon@baltimorecity.gov

 

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 27th at 6pm in Baltimore City Hall and via Webex. It will include a presentation on the Fiscal 2023 Preliminary Budget from Budget Director Bob Cenname. 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/charmtvbaltimore.com/live-stream.

Testimony

Due to public health restrictions, Taxpayers’ Night has been held virtually for the last two budget cycles. This year it will be conducted in a hybrid format. 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 online: https://bit.ly/BaltFY23signup to testify remotely. Sign up closes at 5pm on April 27th.
  • Digital. Submit written testimony on BBMR’s website: https://bit.ly/BaltFY23submit by April 29th.
  • Telephone. Call us at 410-396-7073 and leave a message by April 29th.

Participation

  • 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. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, is required to wear a mask at Taxpayers’ Night.
  • Virtual. To join virtually, follow the Webex link: https://bit.ly/FY23BOE.
  • Telephone. Call +1-408-418-9388 or +1-646-992-2010. Access code: 233 893 62051

Materials

The Fiscal 2023 Preliminary Budget will be available on April 11th. To learn more about Baltimore’s budget process, visit BBMR's website: https://bbmr.baltimorecity.gov/budget-process.

To learn more about Taxpayers’ Night, visit the event page: https://bit.ly/BaltFY23.

Press

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

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