Thank you, Baltimore City, for overwhelmingly voting for Questions F- the Independence for Office of Inspector General! The Baltimore City Charter Amendment Article X received the highest vote with 83% in the election. Independence fosters accountability, transparency, and integrity in government, providing the Office with subpoena powers to undertake investigations without political influence or pressure. The Inspector General shall serve a 6-year term and can only be appointed or removed by a quorum of four members of the Advisory Board.
The Advisory Board met for the first time in July 2021. The advisory board shall meet at least once annually to review the performance of the Inspector General as well as meet to review the proposed budget submitted by the Inspector General for the purpose of assessing and determining whether, in the judgment of the advisory board, the proposed budget provides sufficient funding to meet the duties of the Office. The board is represented by two Council persons, the Chief of Staff of the Mayor, the Deputy Comptroller, the City Solicitor(Chairman), and the two Deans of the Law Schools located in Baltimore City.