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Montgomery County Council to hold 5 public hearings on recommended FY18 operating budget on April 4, 5 and 6

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 20, 2017

Montgomery County Council to Hold

5 Public Hearings on

Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget

Residents Can Sign Up to Speak at

Afternoon and Evening Hearings in Rockville

on April 4, 5 and 6


ROCKVILLE, Md., March 20, 2017—The Montgomery County Council will hold five public hearings spread over April 4, 5 and 6 on Montgomery County’s Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget. More than 150 people are expected to express views about specific items, and the general structure, of the budget.


County Executive Ike Leggett presented his recommended operating budget to the Council on March 14. Over the next two months, the Council and its six committees will analyze the recommendations and will adopt the FY18 County budget in late May.  The budget will take effect on July 1.


The public hearings will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4; at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5; and at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6. All hearings will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville.


The hearings will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) and also will be available via streaming through the Council web site at .


The number of speaker spots available for the public hearings is limited. Those interested in testifying can sign up online at or by calling 240-777-7803.


For residents who speak a language other than English, special arrangements for interpretation services can be made for either those testifying or those attending. Arrangements must be made at least 48 hours in advance at 240-777-7931.


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: 17-091
Media Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939