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Budget Director Kleine at Urban Institute Panel Discussion

On April 17, 2017, then-current Baltimore Budget Director Andrew Kleine took part in a panel discussion at the Urban Institute in Washington DC titled, "Housing Crisis Effects on City Finances." Th

City Council Hearings on Fiscal 2019 Budget

On Thursday, May 17th, the Finance Department will provide an overview of the Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Projections from 1:00-2:00PM.  This will be followed by a presentation of the Fiscal 2019 Bud

Executive Summary for the Fiscal 2019 Recommended Budget Available Now

The Fiscal 2019 Preliminary Budget Plan recommended by the Department of Finance reflects the priorities of Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and responds to the ongoing fiscal challenges of the City. The budget totals $3.5 billion, including $2.82 billion for operating expenses and $680.9 million for capital investment. The General Fund budget totals $1.88 billion, a 2.4% increase from the Fiscal 2018 Adopted Budget.

Good Government Book Club with the Honorable Michael A. Nutter, Former Mayor of Philadelphia

BBMR's monthly Good Government Book Club will return on May 4th from 12:00-1:15PM in the Curran Room on the 4th floor of City Hall with a book talk from the Honorable Michael A.

Results For America Highlights Baltimore's Outcome Budgeting System as National Best Practice

Results for America featured Baltimore's Outcome Budgeting system as a national best practice included in their January newsletter, "4 Ways Local Governments Are Solving Problems (Steal These

Results for America Case Study

Seattle and Baltimore: Peer City Exchange on Outcome Budgeting & Racial Equity

As part of Results for America’s Local Government Fellowship Program, the Cities of Baltimore and Seattle recently conve

Intercity exchange

Good Government Book Club Presents: Nudge by Richard Thaler

The Good Government Book Club meets every few months to discuss books pertaining to best practices and innovation in government.

Nudge, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

City Council Briefed by BBMR on Projected Fiscal 2018 Spending & Revenues

Each quarter of the Fiscal Year, the Budget Director briefs City Council on how the City's actual finances compare to budgeted projections.   The first Fiscal 2018 Quarterly Briefing for the City C

Baltimore City Council Fiscal 2018 First Quarter Budget Briefing

Fiscal 2018 Community Guide to the Budget Published

Learn more about Mayor Catherine Pugh's Fiscal 2018 budget in the City's Community Guide.

Innovation Fund Helps Improve Outcomes in Baltimore's Crime Lab

In honor of National Forensic Science Week, Steve O'Dell - Chief of Forensics with the Baltimore City Police Department - explains how he leveraged the City's Innovation Fund to improve outcomes and quality of work in the Crime Lab.

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