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Restoring the Comptroller’s Role As Baltimore’s Most Important Advocate and Watchdog

As your next Baltimore City Comptroller, Bill Henry will improve how our City is run in the future by showing us more clearly how it is run now.


To do this, Councilman Henry has developed a four-point approach to changing Baltimore from the ground up, not the top down.

Bill was elected Councilman in District 4 three times because voters know that he’s an independent voice who is accountable to the public. As Councilman, Bill built trust among District 4 community leaders by making sure their interests would be honestly and persistently represented at City Hall. As Comptroller, Bill will fearlessly pursue the public interest and rebuild trust in Baltimore City government. That’s what real accountability requires.


Letting the Sunshine In.
As Comptroller, Bill will provide an independent perspective on City government, crucial for true transparency and accountability. No other elected official reviews as much information about City government as the Comptroller, and it’s long past time that this information be made accessible to the public.

Auditing with Impact.
Bill has created an audit plan that will drive transformative change at City government. Just completing audits is not enough; they must have real impact. Bill has developed a list of priority audits he’d pursue in his first year in office, and he’d also make a point of auditing certain departments annually. He’d also refocus performance auditing on the outcomes that really matter to the public.

An Independent Voice in City Hall.
The Comptroller can be the most powerful advocate in the City, with access to information, staff resources, and potential for working relationships with the City Council and the Inspector General. Bill will lead by transforming the office into one that is forward looking. 

A Fair Economy.
Bill knows our economy in Baltimore doesn’t work for everyone, and the Comptroller’s office should provide the independent analysis that tells us where we must improve. Bill Henry will provide an annual review of key areas of our City’s economy until it works for all of us.


Get updates from Bill’s campaign to ensure independent oversight of the City’s fiscal and policy affairs as your next Baltimore City Comptroller.

As Comptroller, Bill will protect the public interest through the office’s crucial roles in budgeting, approving contracts, auditing City agencies, and managing the City’s real estate.