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Montgomery County Executive Elrich to Hold Virtual Forums on Fiscal Year 2022 Operating Budget Sept. 21 and 30

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will hold the first of two virtual forums on the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Operating Budget at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 21, to get input from residents about their suggested priorities. There will be a second virtual forum on Wednesday, Sept. 30. These virtual sessions will be conducted via Microsoft Teams and will enable more access for residents. 

“I am looking forward to this conversation with residents about the FY22 Operating budget that will allow more residents to participate,” said County Executive Elrich. “Just like our face-to-face meetings of the past, residents will have an opportunity to ask questions of me and the other presenters. COVID-19 has changed how the government delivers services, and I hope that these virtual forums will make it easier for more residents to participate and engage in the process. Join us to listen, learn, ask questions and let us know what is important to you.”

The FY22 budget forums are scheduled as follows:

County Executive Elrich will transmit his Recommended FY22 Capital Budget and amendments to the FY21-26 Capital Improvements Program to the County Council on Jan. 15. On March 15, the County Executive will transmit his Recommended FY22 Operating Budget to the County Council.  The Council will approve the budgets at the end of May. 

Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to the event. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate in this activity, call 240-777-6507, Maryland Relay 711 or email a request to Karen.falcon@montgomerycountymd.gov.

The Sept. 21 and 30 meetings will be streamed live on the County’s website and Facebook page and on the YouTube channel. Montgomery County residents can view the meeting live with closed captioning on County Cable Montgomery (Channel CCM) by tuning to Comcast Channel 6 or 996 HD; RCN Channel 6 or 1056 HD or Verizon Channel 30. Residents also can join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY22 Operating Budget on social media and help raise awareness by using #MoCoBudget22.

For the latest COVID-19 updates, visit the County’s COVID-19 website as well as the County’s data dashboard or follow Montgomery County on Facebook @MontgomeryCountyInfo and Twitter @MontgomeryCountyMD

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Release ID: 20-514
Media Contact: Barry Hudson 240-300-7348