City Government Update


Hearing on School Enrollment Task Force

The City Council held a hearing on Tuesday, May 8, to find out to why the schools would put together a task force to look into negative enrollment that didn’t include equitable representation from the Latinx and African American communities, which collectively comprise the overwhelming majority of students in the system. During the hearing, Dr. Santelises pledged to have the conversation around school enrollment grounded in equity. 

2019 Budget

  • The council will be holding individual agency hearings related to the Mayor’s budget May 29 – June 1.
  • The Baltimore City Council's Budget and Appropriations Committee will be holding Taxpayer's Night for the FY2019 budget on Thursday, May 17, starting at 5:00 p.m., at City Hall.

All hearings and council meetings are open to the public with photo ID. For more information on the topics above, visit


The Baltimore Police Department has been working to develop a new Mission Statement that reflects a commitment to community-oriented policing and transparency. After reviewing feedback from community members, BPD officers, the Department of Justice and our Monitoring Team, they decided to add several “Core Values” to the mission statement. “We felt that adding the “Core Values” was a way to accurately acknowledge the principles and objectives that are imperative to developing healthy relationships between our communities and our officers.” To read the current draft, please visit

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