Give Budget Testimony

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his second Resident's Budget Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) budget cycle on Tuesday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m. This year’s budget hearing will be held virtually and can be watched live from the County Council’s streaming website; the hearing will be listed under “Upcoming Events.”

The County Executive and members of his administration welcome your comments as they prepare both the operating and capital budgets for Fiscal Year 2022 which runs from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022. Let county officials know the spending priorities of Howard County residents by testifying.

Residents can click here to sign-up online to speak at the hearing. Speakers must sign-up individually, and one person may not sign-up for several testifiers. Additionally, individual testimony is limited to three minutes and group testimony is limited to five. Speakers who have a document or record they wish to submit with their testimony are asked to email the file to, with “BUDGET TESTIMONY” in the subject line.

From the same link, residents will also have the option to 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.  

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

Below is video from the County Executive's first Resident's Budget Hearing FY 2022 budget cycle, which took place on December 9, 2020.