First of Five Fiscal 2021 Forums Set for Monday

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich is holding the first of five budget forums on Monday, Oct. 7, to seek input from residents about fiscal 2021 (FY21) Operating Budget priorities. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center at 11701 Georgia Ave in Wheaton.

In a statement, Elrich said that when he took office in December 2018, the budget drafting process had already started for fiscal 2020.

“However, I have pledged that my administration would be looking at government and the priorities of our residents in new ways. This all starts with the budget and the best way residents can have impact on the budget is to let us know what is important to them,” Elrich’s statement reads. “I invite them to come to our budget forums and let us hear their thoughts.”

Other fiscal 2021 operating budget forums will be:

Monday, Oct. 21 – 7 p.m. – Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Ln, Bethesda.

Wednesday, Oct. 30 – 7 p.m. – Silver Spring Civic Building, in the Buffalo Soldiers Great Hall, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring.

Thursday, Nov. 7 – 7 p.m. – BlackRock Center for the Arts, at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown.

Wednesday, Nov. 13 – 7 p.m. – Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring.

Elrich will release his recommended fiscal 2021 operating budget on Monday, March 16.

The County Council approves the operating budget 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.

Join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY21 Operating Budget on social media and help raise awareness by using #MoCoBudget21.

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