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Public hearings on Montgomery County budget begin tonight at 7 p.m.

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Montgomery County Council to hold 

five public hearings on   

County’s operating budget starting tonight

Residents can sign up to speak at public hearings in Rockville scheduled for April 10, 11 and 12

 

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 10, 2018—The Montgomery County Council will hold five public hearings on April 10, 11 and 12 on Montgomery County’s Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget. Residents also can provide testimony on capital budget amendments at these public hearings.  More than 150 people are expected to express their views about budget priorities and the general structure of the County’s budget.

 

County Executive Isiah Leggett presented his recommended operating budget to the Council on March 15.  In April and May, the Council and its six committees will analyze budget recommendations and will adopt the FY19 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 10; at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11; and at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 12. All hearings will be held in the third floor hearing room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave.

 

The hearings will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM).  Residents can view CCM on Channels 996 (high definition) and 6 (standard definition) on Comcast, Channels 1056 (HD) and 6 (SD) on RCN and Channel 30 on Verizon.

 

The hearings also will be available via streaming on the Council’s web site at http://tinyurl.com/z9982v8

 

The number of speakers for public hearings is limited. Those interested in testifying can sign up online at http://tinyurl.com/hl3mpdx 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 72 hours in advance by calling 240-777-7926.

 

Comments and suggestions are welcome online at http://tinyurl.com/zrbwh5v; via email at county.council@montgomerycountymd.gov; by sending regular mail to County Council, 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850; or by calling the Council’s budget hotline at 240-777-7802. Also use the hashtag #MoCoFY19 on social media. 

 

Information on the budget can be found at http://tinyurl.com/mp2o2gj or by going to the Council’s web page at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council and clicking on “Operating and CIP Budgets.” 

 

 

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Release ID: 18-104
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926