Release: Board of Estimates Agenda for 5/11

Crest of the City of Baltimore

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


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


Baltimore, MD - The Board of Estimates agenda for the special meeting on May 11th is now available. It can be found on the Comptroller’s website under the Board of Estimates tab.


The Board of Estimates must take a vote on the below items before the City Council can being their budget deliberations.

  • Page 1, Bureau of the Budget and – Annual Ordinance of Estimates FY 2023
    Management Research. The Ordinance of Estimates totals $4,109,379,946, including $3,316,818,946 in operating expenses and $792,561,000 in capital expenses.
  • Page 2, Bureau of the Budget and Management Research – Annual Property Tax Ordinance FY 2023. The Real Property Tax rate is proposed to remain at $2.248 per $100 of assessed value. The Personal Property Tax rate is 2.5 times the Real Property Tax rate per State Law. 
  • Pages 3-6, Department of Planning – Fiscal Year 2023 – 2028 Capital Budget and Capital Improvement Program.
  • Page 7, Board of Finance – Six Year Capital Improvement Program.
  • Page 8, Board of Finance – Six Year Capital Improvement Program.



To attend the meeting:

In person. Join us on the second floor of City Hall in the Hyman Pressman Board Room, 100 N. Holliday St.

Streaming. All meetings are streamed live on Charm TV and posted after on Charm TV's Youtube channel.

Listen in. Members of the public can call in via Webex by dialing (408)-418-9388; access code: 2343 738 2004.

Watch on television. Watch Charm TV, channel 25.

To address the board:

Procedures for addressing the Board have changed. New rules for submitting Protests and Statements of Opposition are available at the Comptroller's Website. Protests (written challenges to the award of a bid) must be received by noon on the Monday prior to the Board of Estimates meeting. 

Members of the public can submit Statements of Opposition. Statements must be received by noon on the Tuesday prior to the Board of Estimates meeting. 

Protests and Statements of Opposition must be submitted to, cc: or by mail or hand delivery to Attn: Clerk, Board of Estimates Room 204, City Hall, 100 N. Holliday Street. 

The complete regulations on procurement, protests, minority and women-owned business enterprises, and debarment/suspensions can be found on the Comptroller's website.


The Board meets regularly on the first and third Wednesday of each month, with the exception of June and December. Please see the Comptroller’s website for a detailed BOE meeting schedule and associated submission deadlines.

Bid openings:

The Office of the Baltimore City Comptroller is accepting public comments on proposed amendments to certain provisions of the City’s Procurement Regulations. The proposed amendments Regulations would affect the process by which the Board of Estimates receives and opens bid submissions and publicizes the results of bid openings.  The overall goal of these changes is to modernize and streamline the bid opening process.

The full text of the proposed Regulations can be found online at the Comptroller’s website and at the Department of Law’s website. Information on how to leave comments can be found at the Comptroller’s website.

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