FY22-27 Program - Get Involved

Fiscal Years 2022-2027 Capital Improvement Program (Fiscal Year 2022 Capital Budget)

The process to develop the Capital Improvement Program starts with agencies, so one of the best ways to get involved is to engage directly with agencies.  This can take many forms.  Agencies frequently engage the public in planning processes to identify priorities. Agencies also engage stakeholders through plans focused on particular neighborhoods, such as INSPIRE plans and LINCs plans.  In addition to engaging stakeholders through planning processes, agencies value input from residents about failing infrastructure, whether through 311 or direct outreach.  Residents can also work directly with agency representatives on particular project ideas.

Once agencies have submitted their capital requests there is an extensive process of public hearings related to the development of the capital budget. The Planning Commission, Board of Estimates, and City Council votes all include opportunity for public comment. Stakeholders are encouraged to attend and participate in these hearings. Stakeholders can also communicate support for a particular project or priority by sending a letter to the Planning Commission, care of the Director of Planning.

The process kicks off in the fall each year. See the table below for dates of important events or milestones for the FY22-27 process. This table will be updated with dates, times, and locations as they become available.

Date

Location

Event/Milestone

August 11, 2020
6pm

Webex

Public Information & Listening Session with Planning Staff and Commissioners (View Slides from the Event)

October 1, 2020

Webex (link available here two weeks before meeting)

Planning Commission Review of City Schools' FY22-27 CIP Request

December 2020

 

N/A

Agency project requests due to Planning

January 14 & 21, 2021 

Webex (link available below)

Agencies brief Planning Commission (see below for detailed schedule)

February 25, 2021 

Webex (link available here two weeks before meeting)

Planning Commission Work Session

March 11, 2021

Webex (link available here two weeks before meeting)

Planning Commission Vote

April 21, 2021

TBD

BOE Taxpayers' Night

April 26, 2021

Contact Bureau of Treasury for more information

Board of Finance Review

May 2020 (TBD)

TBD

Board of Estimates Vote

May 2020 (TBD)

TBD

City Council Taxpayer Night

June 2020 (TBD)

TBD

City Council Budget Hearings and Vote

Exact times for voting sessions will be updated as they become available and are subject to change. Sign up for the Planning Commission listserv here to get email updates with official Planning Commission agendas, or follow us on Facebook for updates. Check the Board of Finance, Board of Estimates, and City Hall schedules to confirm times for hearing and/or votes.

Schedule for Agency Presentations to Planning Commission 
Each year, capital budget agencies present their capital project requests and priorities to the Planning Commission in an hour-long presentation. This year, presentations will take place via Webex. Staff will monitor the Webex chat for questions and comments. Questions and comments will be read to the agency following its presentation and questions by the Commissioners, as time permits. The schedule for agency presentations is below: 

January 14, 2021

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Department of Finance FY22 Budget Outlook 
  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm – Department of Planning CIP Overview and Planning/Mayoralty Requests
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Department of Public Works – Water, Wastewater, & Stormwater Utilities
  • 3:45pm – 4:45pm – Department of Public Works – Solid Waste 

Webex information for January 14:
You may join by computer or smartphone at:
https://bmore.webex.com/bmore/onstage/g.php?MTID=e037955302e5acaf4b5bbc1255af872c2
Meeting number: 179 764 3087  Event password: Planning

You may join by telephone at: +1-408-418-9388  Access code: 179 764 3087

January 21, 2021

  • 9:00am – 10:00am – Baltimore City Information Technology   
  • 10:15am – 11:15am - Department of Housing and Community Development
  • 11:30 – 12:30 – Baltimore Development Corporation
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm -  Department of Transportation
  • 2:15pm – 3:15pm – Department of General Services 
  • 3:30pm – 4:30pm – Baltimore City Recreation and Parks 

Webex information for January 21
You may join by computer or smartphone at: https://bmore.webex.com/bmore/onstage/g.php?MTID=eed20a5065c0f4d2f3f80af7aaf99731d
Meeting number: 179 727 7211  Event password: Planning
You may join by telephone at +1-408-418-9388 Access code: 179 727 7211

Check our Reports and Resources page for updated reports and other resources as the Capital Improvement Program planning process moves forward.

More Information
We welcome the opportunity to come speak to your organization or community group about the capital budget.  Please get in touch with [email protected] to schedule a time for a presentation and discussion on the CIP.

You can also review all of our reports and other resources from previous years’ Capital Improvement Programs on the Reports and Resources tab.