Release: Baltimore City Preliminary Budget Available to Review

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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 – In accordance with Article VI of the Baltimore City Charter, the Fiscal Year 2023 Preliminary Budget is now available for review. Visit the website of the Bureau of the Budget and Management Research (BBMR) to review or download a copy of the budget.

Every year, the City of Baltimore develops a budget for both the operating and capital budgets. The BBMR oversees the operating budget planning process and the Department of Planning oversees the capital budget planning process. The Department of Finance is charged with submitting the preliminary budget to the Board of Estimates. The BOE has thirty days to review and host a public hearing before voting on the proposed ordinance of estimates.

For questions about the Preliminary Budget please contact BBMR.

Taxpayers’ Night

Residents are invited 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.

Full details regarding participation and testimony for Taxpayers’ Night can be found on the website for the Bureau of the Budget and Management Research (BBMR).

Budget Calendar Fiscal 2023 Planning




Preliminary Budget at BOE

April 11, 2022

Transmittal of Department of Finance Recommendations to Board of Estimates

Special Meeting of the BOE

April 27, 2022

Presentation on the Fiscal 2023 budget with agency heads at 11am in person and via Webex

Taxpayer’s Night

April 27, 2022

Taxpayer’s Night, including a presentation on the Fiscal 2023 budget and public testimony, at 6pm in person and via Webex

Ordinance at BOE

May 11, 2022

Board of Estimates adopts proposed Ordinance of Estimates. This includes transmittal of the Executive Summary Budget Book

Publish Ordinance

May 16, 2022

Publication of a copy of proposed Ordinance of Estimates in two daily Baltimore City newspapers

Ordinance at City Council

May 16, 2022

Introduction of proposed Ordinance of Estimates to City Council

Agency Detail Book

May 16, 2022

Transmittal of the Agency Detail Budget Book to City Council

Ordinance Passage

no later than June 24, 2022

Passage of Ordinance of Estimates for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2023

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