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Montgomery County Council to hold five public hearings on County’s operating budget

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Residents can sign up to speak at afternoon and evening hearings in Rockville scheduled for April 8, 9 and 10 

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 2, 2019—The Montgomery County Council will hold five public hearings on April 8, 9 and 10 on Montgomery County’s Fiscal Year 2020 Operating Budget. More than 150 people are expected to express their views about budget priorities and the general structure of the County’s budget.

County Executive Marc Elrich presented his recommended operating budget to the Council on March 15. Over the next two months, the Council and its six committees will analyze these recommendations and will adopt the FY20 County budget in late May. The budget will take effect on July 1.

The Council’s public hearings on the operating budget will be held on Monday, April 8 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.; on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.; and on Wednesday, April 10 at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 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 and on the Council’s Facebook page.

The number of speakers for 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 72 hours in advance by calling 240-777-7926.

Comments and suggestions are welcome online at; via email at; 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 #MoCoBudget2020 on social media.

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

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Release ID: 19-116
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 240-777-7926, Juan Jovel 240-777-7931