County Council Schedules Five Budget Hearings (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council is scheduled to hold five public hearings on April 5 -7 about Executive Ike Leggett’s proposed Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget. More than 150 people are expected to express views about specific items, and the general structure, of the budget.

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Over the next two months, the Council and its six committees will analyze the recommendations and will adopt the FY17 County budget in late May. The budget will take effect on July 1.

The public hearings are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5; at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6; and at 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. All hearings will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Avenue in Rockville.

The hearings will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) and also will be available via streaming through the Council web site.

The number of speaker spots available for the public hearings is limited. Those interested in testifying can sign up online 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 at least 48 hours in advance at 240.777.7931.

Comments and suggestions are welcome online; via email at; via regular mail to: County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850; or by calling the Council budget hotline at 240.777.7802.

Information about the budget can be found on the county’s website.

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