Entries by Eric Costello

Costello Leads Effort to Reach Budget Agreement

After 49 1/2 hours of Committee hearings and dozens of hours of negotiations, Council President Jack Young and Councilman Eric Costello, Chair of the Budget and Appropriations Committee, publicly announced an agreement with Mayor Pugh’s Administration on the FY2018 budget. This budget articulates both of the City Council’s and the Mayor’s shared priorities for additional […]

FY2018 Budget Process

The following Fiscal Year 2018 budget publications are now available online: Fiscal 2018 Preliminary Budget Fiscal 2018 Executive Summary The City Council’s Budget & Appropriations Committee schedule for hearing the FY2018 budget is appended below and available for download here: Final Budget Schedule


CRITICAL UPDATES FOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15th Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) – Schools open 2 hours late on Wednesday, March 15. District office opens on time. Staff: Check your email for reporting details., please follow BCPS on Twitter or Facebook for updates.

Opportunities to Engage on the FY2018 School Budget Deficit

There is a projected deficit of $130 Million in the FY2018 Baltimore City Public Schools budget. There are several opportunities for parents in the 11th District to get engaged on this issue, either Citywide, or with a specific school in the 11th District, in chronological order below. Baltimore City Public Schools (BCPS) – Districtwide Townhall […]


The first meeting of the Biennial Audits Oversight Commission (BAOC) will be Wednesday, Feb 15, 5pm, at City Hall, in Council Chambers on the 4th Floor. More information on the 1st meeting is available below: BAOC – Draft Agenda – outlines the agenda for meeting and the four votes that will take place; BAOC – Charter Amendment – […]


Councilman Eric T. Costello introduced legislation aimed at keeping cyclists safe. The bill does two key things: 1) it increases the penalty for blocking a bike lane with a motor vehicle; and 2) makes this a towable offense. Bikemore, the premier cyclist advocacy group in Baltimore City has expressed their support for the legislation. You can learn […]