County Executive Ball’s Virtual Residents’ Budget Hearing – March 30, 2020
Give Budget Testimony

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has announced that the Residents’ Budget Hearing, previously planned for Thursday, March 12th, will now be hosted virtually on March 30th at 6:00 p.m.  The hearing will be livestreamed online for those interested in watching remotely. Residents who wish to testify via web conferencing are requested to sign up online by 5:00 p.m. on March 20th. Those who sign up on-line will receive detailed instructions following the March 20th deadline.      

“Out of an abundance of caution given the recent progression of COVID-19, we decided to host our Residents’ Budget Hearing virtually. We want to first and foremost ensure the safety of our community and vulnerable populations,” said Ball. “We still want to hear from all our residents and encourage everyone to provide testimony through our web conferencing platform or online.”

Residents have the option to provide online budget testimony here; residents are reminded that internet testimony is considered public information and, as such, is subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.


Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his second Residents’ Budget Hearing for the FY2021 budget cycle on Monday, March 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. which will be streamed online.

The County Executive and members of his administration welcome your comments as they prepare both the operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2021 which runs from July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021. Let county officials know the spending priorities of Howard County residents by testifying.

Beginning Thursday, February 27, 2020, residents can:

  • sign-up online to speak (individual testimony is limited to three minutes and group testimony is limited to five), or
  • provide online budget testimony; however, residents are reminded that internet testimony is considered public information and, as such, is subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.

Beginning Thursday, February 27, 2020, click HERE to access the Budget Testimony Signup System.  If you have a document or other attachment to submit, please email it to BudgetTestimony@howardcountymd.gov Please include the phrase BUDGET TESTIMONY in the subject line of your email.

Please contact the Howard County Office of Budget should you have questions or problems at 410-313-2077.