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City Council announces schedule for upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 budget hearings










City Council announces schedule for upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 budget hearings



BALTIMORE, MD – The City Council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee recently announced the public schedule for upcoming Fiscal Year 2018 budget hearings.


The hearings, unless otherwise noted, will be held at City Hall. The complete schedule can also be found online at



Fiscal Year 2018 City Council Budget Hearings Schedule


Tuesday, May 16

FY2017 3rd Quarter Budget Overview                                                      


FY2018 Budget Overview                                                                                             


Wednesday, May 17

Taxpayer’s Night for City Council                                                                              


Tuesday, May 30


Panel 1: Cleaning and Beautifying the City                                                           
9:00-10:30 am

  • DPW (Public Right-of-Way Cleaning, Waste Removal and Recycling, Waste Re-Use and Disposal, Environmental Inspection Services)
  • Environmental Control Board (Adjudication of Environmental Citations)
  • R&P (Horticulture)

Panel 2: Seniors                                                                                                               
10:30-11:30 am

  • Health (Health Services for Seniors)
  • Health/CARE (Senior Centers, Advocacy for Seniors, Community Services for Seniors, Direct Care and Support Planning)
  • R&P (Senior Recreation, Therapeutic Recreation)

11:30-12:00 pm

Panel 3: Public Health                                                                                                    
12:00-1:00 pm   

  • Health (Clinical Services, Chronic Disease Prevention, HIV Treatment Services for the Uninsured, Healthy Homes, Animal Services)

Panel 4: Homelessness                                                                                 
1:00-2:00 pm

  • MOHS (Homeless Prevention and Support Services for the Homeless, Outreach to the Homeless, Temporary Housing for the Homeless, Permanent Housing for the Homeless)


Tuesday, May 30 (continued)

2:00-2:15 pm


Panel 1: Finance                                                                                                              
2:15-3:15 pm

  • Finance (all services)
  • ERS (Administration, Employees’ Retirement Contribution)
  • FPERS (Administration, Employees’ Retirement Contribution)

Panel 2: Human Resource Management                                                               
3:15-4:00 pm

  • DHR (Benefits Management, Civil Service Management, COB University)

4:00-4:30 pm

Panel 3: Accountability and Transparency                                                            
4:30-6:30 pm

  • Cable and Communications (Media Production)
  • CitiStat (CitiStat Operations)
  • Legislative Reference (Archives and Records Management)
  • Comptroller (Audits)
  • Law (Inspector General, Controversies, Transactions)
  • MOIT (Enterprise Unified Call Center)

6:30-6:45 pm

Panel 4: Innovation                                                                                                        
6:45-7:45 pm     

  • Finance (Innovation Fund)
  • MOIT (Enterprise Innovation and Application Services, Enterprise IT Delivery Services)
  • Comptroller (MTE)

Panel 5: Elections                                                                                                            
7:45-8:45 pm

  • Board of Elections (Fair Conduct of Elections)

Wednesday, May 31


Panel 1: Housing                                                                                                              
9:00-10:30 am

  • HCD (Weatherization Services, Promote Homeownership, Housing Development Finance and Project Management, Housing Rehabilitation Services)
  • Planning (Comprehensive Planning and Resource Management)
  • Live Baltimore (Live Baltimore)



Wednesday, May 31 (continued)


Panel 2: Blight Elimination                                                                                           
10:30 – 12:30 pm

  • HCD (Housing Code Enforcement, Blight Elimination)
  • Planning (Historic Preservation)
  • DPW (Vacant/Abandoned Property Cleaning and Boarding)
  • Comptroller (Real Estate)

12:30-1:00 pm

Panel 3: Green Infrastructure                                                                                    
1:00-2:30 pm

  • R&P (Urban Forestry, Park Maintenance)
  • DPW (Surface Water Management)
  • Planning (Planning for a Sustainable Baltimore)
  • DOT (Public Right-of-Way Landscape Management)

2:30-2:45 pm

Panel 4: Water and Wastewater                                                                              
2:45 – 4:45 pm

  • DPW (Water and Wastewater Utility services)

4:45 – 5:15 pm

Panel 5: Transportation                                                                               
5:15 PM – 7:15 pm

  • DOT (Street Management, Bridge and Culvert Management, Traffic Management, Sustainable Transportation, Snow and Ice Control)

Panel 6: Infrastructure Maintenance                                                                     
7:15 – 8:00 PM

  • DGS (Facilities Management, Fleet Management)
  • DOT (Conduits, Street Cuts Management)

8:00-8:15 pm



Panel 1: Tourism                                                                                                             
8:15 – 9:00 PM

  • Visit Baltimore (Convention Sales and Tourism Marketing)
  • Convention Center (Convention Center, Royal Farms Arena)


Thursday, June 1


Panel 2: Economic Development                                                                              
9:00-10:30 am

  • BDC (Retention, Expansion and Attraction of Business; Real Estate Development; Inner Harbor Coordination)
  • Planning (Development Oversight and Project Support)

Panel 3: Economic “Infrastructure”                                                                         
10:30-12:00 pm

  • PABC (Parking Management)
  • DOT (Parking Enforcement, Special Events, Dock Master, Inner Harbor Services-Transportation)
  • BDC (Inner Harbor Coordination, Convention Center Hotel)
  • Liquor Board (Liquor Licensing)
  • HCD (Building and Zoning Inspections and Permits)

12:00-12:30 pm

Panel 4: Small and Disadvantaged Businesses                                    
12:30-1:30 pm

  • BDC (Small Business Resource Center, Emerging Technology Center, Improve and Promote Retail Districts Beyond Downtown )
  • Law (Minority and Women’s Business Opportunity Office)

Panel 5: Workforce Development                                                                           
1:30-2:00 pm

  • MOED (Employment Enhancement Services for City Residents, Workforce Services for Baltimore Residents, Workforce Services for TANF Recipients)
  • MOHS (Community Action Partnership)
  • Office of Civil Rights (Wage Investigation and Enforcement; Discrimination Investigations, Resolutions and Conciliations)

2:00-2:15 pm

Panel 6: Art and Culture                                                                                               
2:15-3:15 pm

  • BOPA (Events, Art, Culture, and Film; Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower)
  • Baltimore Museum of Art (Art and Culture Grants)
  • Walters Art Gallery (Art and Culture Grants)
  • Maryland Zoo (Art and Culture Grants)
  • Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Art and Culture Grants)



Thursday, June 1 (continued)


Panel 1: Police Department Budget                                                                        
3:15-5:45 pm

  • BPD (all services)

5:45-6:15 pm     

Panel 2: Emergency Management and Response                                             
6:15-7:45 pm

  • Fire (all services)
  • HCD (Community Outreach Services)
  • BPD (SWAT/ESU, Homeland Security and Intelligence, Marine Unit)
  • Health (Emergency Services)

Panel 3: Traffic Safety                                                                                   
7:45-8:30 pm

  • DOT (Traffic Safety, Vehicle Impounding and Towing)


Friday, June 2


Panel 4: Crime Prevention                                                                                          
9:00-10:00 am

  • MOCJ (Crime Prevention, CitiWatch, Coordination of Public Safety Strategy)
  • Health (Substance Abuse and Mental Health)
  • MOED (Workforce Services for Ex-Offenders)
  • DOT (Street Lighting)
  • Liquor Board (Liquor License Compliance)

Panel 5: Adjudication                                                                                                    
10:00-11:15 am

  • Circuit Court
  • State’s Attorney
  • Sheriff

11:15-11:45 am



Friday, June 2 (continued)


Panel 1: College and Career Readiness/Adult Literacy                    
11:45am -12:45 pm

  • MOED (Youth Opportunity, YouthWorks)
  • Library (Information Services)

Panel 2: Youth Violence Prevention                                                                        
12:45-1:45 pm

  • Health (Youth Violence Prevention)
  • MOCJ (Juvenile Justice)

1:45-2:00 pm

Panel 3: Maternal and Child Health                                                                         
2:00-3:00 pm

  • Health (Maternal and Child Health)
  • FLBC Home Visiting
  • MOHS (Head Start)

Panel 4: Schools/Out of School Time                                                                      
3:00-4:30 pm

  • Baltimore City Public Schools – City Funding
  • Health (School Health Services)
  • HCD (Dawson Center, Summer Food Service)
  • Library (Information Services)
  • R&P (Community Recreation Centers, Aquatics, Youth & Adult Sports)
  • FLBC (Educational Grants)

4:30-5:00 pm

Panel 5: Baltimore City Public Schools                                                    
5:00-7:30 pm







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