YEAH RIGHT: Check Out How Much Baltimore Wants Taxpayers to Pay for Riot Damages

Published on May 27, 2015

Even though the Mayor of Baltimore gave rioters their ‘space’ to destroy, they now want to foot the bill to FEMA – the $20 million bill, that is.

The recent rioting and unrest in Baltimore will cost the city an estimated $20 million, officials said Tuesday.

The expenses — which go before the city’s spending board for approval Wednesday — include overtime for police and firefighters, damage to city-owned property and repaying other jurisdictions for police and other assistance.

Henry J. Raymond, Baltimore’s finance director, said the city can temporarily cover the costs from its rainy day fund while seeking reimbursement for up to 75 percent from Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Read more: Baltimore Sun