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Baltimore City releases new budget plan

Posted at 6:48 PM, Apr 11, 2019

BALTIMORE, Md — Baltimore City's Department of Finance released a detailed $3.5 billion budget plan for the next fiscal year.

More than $530 million will go to the Baltimore City Police Department, and $17 million of that will go towards new technology for the department.

Acting Mayor Jack Young supported this decision, saying safety is one of his priorities.

"I will advocate for a safer city," said Young. "I like Commissioner Harrison. I believe he's the right person for the job. I can't wait to see what he accomplishes. I told Commissioner Harrison that I wouldn't interfere with him building his team. With this budget, we will provide him with the resources he needs to get the job done."

The department also proposed $375 million for Baltimore City schools

The city's finance department will present its final recommended budget to the Board of Estimates on May 1.