County Executive Marc Elrich will host a hybrid forum on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. to gather community input on the FY23 operating budget. This forum will be both in person at the White Oak Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring and virtually via Microsoft Teams.
Elrich will submit a budget proposal next March to the County Council. This is the third of five hybrid forums planned.
Please join us at the Fiscal Year 2023 Hybrid Budget Forum at the White Oak Community Recreation Center tonight! Your input is key. If you can't make the forum in person, watch the forum live @CountyCableMoCo.
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“The budget is a primary indicator of the priorities of any jurisdiction,” said Elrich. “This is why community and resident involvement is essential to the process of developing a budget that reflects our values and goals. Last year the sessions were totally virtual and this year they will be a hybrid of in-person and virtual. The objective is the make these forums more accessible and interactive. I encourage residents to participate in these discussions because they are for you.”
In addition to being livestreamed via Facebook and Microsoft Teams, the forums will be televised live on the County cable station County Cable Montgomery (CCM), which can be seen on Comcast (Channel 6 and High-Definition Channel 996), RCN (Channel 6 and HD 1056) and Verizon (Channel 30). All forums also will be available on cable channels Montgomery Municipal (Channel 16), Montgomery Community Media (Channel 21) and the Montgomery College (Channel 10).
- Wednesday, Oct. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. White Oak Community Recreation Center, 1700 April Lane, Silver Spring. To join this forum virtually, go to Budget Forum – East County 10/13 7-8:30 PM Viewer Link.
- Monday, Oct. 18, 7-8:30 p.m. BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown. To join this forum virtually, go to Budget Forum – Up County 10/18 7-8:30 PM Viewer Link.
- Tuesday, Oct. 19. 7-8:30 p.m. Mid-County Regional Services Center, 2424 Reedie Drive, Park and Planning Board Room, Wheaton. To join this forum virtually, go to Budget Forum – Mid-County 10/19 7-8:30 PM Viewer Link