Five Public Hearings Scheduled on Fiscal 2018 Budget Proposal

 

Five public hearings on County Executive Ike Leggett’s proposed fiscal 2018 budget have been scheduled from April 4 through April 6, a Montgomery County Council statement said Wednesday. More than 150 people are expected to express views about specific items and the general structure of the budget.

Leggett presented his recommended operating budget to the council March 14. Over the next two months, the council and its six committees will analyze the recommendations and will adopt a budget in late May.  The budget will take effect on July 1.

The public hearings will be:

  • 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4;
  • 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 5; and
  • 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6.

All hearings will take place in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville.

The hearings will be will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM). The channel can be viewed on Cable 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 through the council web site at http://tinyurl.com/z9982v8 .

The number of speaker spots available for the public hearings is limited. Those interested in testifying can sign up online at http://tinyurl.com/hl3mpdx 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 at http://tinyurl.com/zrbwh5v; via email at county.council@montgomerycountymd.gov; via regular mail to: County Council, 100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20850; or by calling the council budget hotline at 240-777-7802.

Information on the budget can be found at http://tinyurl.com/mp2o2gj or by going to the County Council web page at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/council and clicking on “Operating and CIP Budgets.”

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