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Transportation and Environment Committee Worksession on WSSC Water’s FY23 Spending Control Limits Postponed

For Immediate Release: Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee meeting scheduled for Thursday, October 14 at 2:30 p.m. has been postponed and will be rescheduled to a later date. The topic of today’s meeting was the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) WSSC Water's Spending Control Limits including a potential rate increase ceiling the Montgomery and Prince George’s Councils may agree upon for FY23.

The County Executive was expected to transmit his recommendations on WSSC Water's Spending Control Limits prior to the committee worksessions. The T&E Committee has not received any recommendations at this time continuing a long pattern of late or missed deadlines.

As a bi-county process, it is imperative that the County Council receive formal recommendations from the Executive and that they meet established deadlines. The T&E Committee will not be able to take action on the spending control limits until the Executive has made a formal transmittal.

WSSC Water's Spending Control Limits process was established in April 1994 via resolution by both Montgomery and Prince George’s County Councils. The goal of the spending control limits process is to reconcile both Councils’ limits by November 1 of each year so that WSSC Water can build the approved limits into its Operating Budget Public Hearing Draft, which is released for public comment by January 15 each year. WSSC Water’s Operating Budget request is formally transmitted to both counties by March 1. WSSC Water’s FY23-28 Proposed CIP was transmitted to both Councils in late September.

The Committee meeting schedule may change from time to time. View the current Council and Committee agendas, Council staff reports and additional information on items scheduled for Council review

Release ID: 21-399
Media Contact: Sonya Healy, 240-777-7926 , Genevieve Kurtz 240-777-7937