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Public hearings on Special Appropriations for Covid-19 emergency response

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

The Montgomery County Council will hold public hearings on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. on the following Special Appropriations:

Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY20 Operating Budget, COVID-19 Human Services and Community Assistance Nondepartmental Account (NDA): $750,000 for Support for COVID-19 Response - Food Assistance/Feeding Our Families. Source of Funds: General Fund Reserves.

Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY20 Operating Budget, Department of Finance, Economic Development Fund, Support for COVID-19 Response - $250,000 for Telework Assistance Program. Source of Funds: General Fund Reserves.

Special appropriation to the County Government’s FY20 Operating Budget, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - $5,000,000 for COVID-19 Response: Human Services and Community Assistance NDA. Source of Funds: General Fund Undesignated Reserves.

Documents and information are available at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council.

NOTE: During the COVID-19 state of emergency, the public will not be physically present in the Council Hearing Room. Residents who would like to call-in to testify at a Council public hearing need to preregister on the Council's web page at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council/calendar.html . Once the public hearing sign up request form is submitted and the public hearing list is created, individuals will receive separate confirmation notifications that include the appropriate phone number to call for the public hearing.

Community members also have the option to provide audio, video and written testimony to the Council using a recently developed online testimony form on the Council's web page which can be found at https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COUNCIL/PHSignUp.html . The testimony provided with the online option carries the same weight as testimony given at a public hearing. Councilmembers consider all comments as part of their deliberations.

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. For information or to express an opinion call 240-777-7900.

The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM) on Xfinity channels 6 and 996, RCN channels 6 and 1056; and FiOS channel 30. Also available live via streaming through the Council website at http://tinyurl.com/z9982v8, Facebook Live (@MontgomeryCountyMdCouncil or @ConcejodelCondadodeMontgomery), or YouTube (@MoCoCouncilMD).


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Release ID: 20-176
Media Contact: Anne Brown 240-777-7925