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Montgomery County Council President Berliner's statement on County Executive's recommended FY 2018 operating budget

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Statement by Council President Berliner

on County Executive Leggett’s

FY18 Recommended Operating Budget


ROCKVILLE, Md., March 14, 2017—Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner issued the following statement today after County Executive Isiah Leggett transmitted his Fiscal Year 2018 recommended operating budget to the Council:


“We appreciate the hard work by the Executive and his staff to develop the Fiscal Year 2018 recommended operating budget. Now it’s the Council’s job to craft the final budget.


“Our committees and the full Council will undertake this process over the next two months. We will carefully balance the need for important County services and pressures on our taxpayers. We look forward to receiving the views of our residents as we move through the budget process.”


The Council’s public hearings on the operating budget are scheduled for April 4-6. Those interested in testifying at the public hearings can sign up online starting Thursday, March 16, at or by calling 240-777-7803.


Comments and suggestions are welcome online at; via email at; via regular mail to: County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850; or by calling the Council budget hotline at 240-777-7802.


Information on the budget can be found at or by going to the County Council web page at and clicking on “Operating and CIP Budgets.” 

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Release ID: 17-081
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939