FY23-28 Program - Get Involved

Fiscal Years 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Program (Fiscal Year 2023 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 FY23-28 process. This table will be updated with dates, times, and locations as they become available.

Date

Location

Event/Milestone

August 25, 2021
7pm
Public Information & Listening Session with Planning Staff and Commissioners (View Slides from the Event)
October 7, 2021
Webex (link available here two weeks before meeting)
Planning Commission Review of City Schools' FY23-28 CIP Request
November 18, 2021
Webex (link available here two weeks before meeting)
Planning Commission Vote on 2022 Loan Authorization (FY24 & FY25 General Obligation Bonds)
December 2021
 
N/A
Agency project requests due to Planning
January 6, 2022
Agencies brief Planning Commission (detailed schedule)
January 13, 2022 Webex Agencies brief Planning Commission (detailed schedule)
March 3, 2022 
Webex (link available here two weeks before meeting)
Planning Commission Work Session
March 17, 2022
Webex (link available here two weeks before meeting)
Planning Commission Vote
TBD
TBD
BOE Taxpayers' Night
TBD
Contact Bureau of Treasury for more information
Board of Finance Review
 May 2022
TBD
Board of Estimates Vote
May 2022 (TBD)
TBD
City Council Taxpayer Night
June 2022 (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.

Agency Presentations to Planning Commission
On January 6 and 13, 2022, the major capital budget agencies will present their FY23-28 CIP requests and priorities to Planning Commission. The presentations will take place on Webex at the following times:

   January 6, 2022  -  Log into Webex
   9:00am-10:00am: Department of Finance and Planning – FY23 Overview and Outlook 
   10:15am-11:15am: Department of Public Works – Solid Waste 
   11:30am-12:30pm: Department of Public Works – Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Utilities 
   1:00pm-2:00pm: Baltimore City Recreation and Parks 
   2:15pm-3:15pm: Department of General Services 
   3:30pm-4:30pm: Baltimore Development Corporation 

   January 13, 2022 - Log into Webex
   12:00pm-1:00pm: Department of Transportation 
   1:15pm-2:15pm: Department of Housing and Community Development 
   2:30pm-3:30pm: Baltimore City Information Technology 

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.