Leggett Schedules First Budget Public Forum for Jan. 5

Isiah Leggett at Budget Forum 450x280Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is scheduled to hold the first of five budget forums the first week in January to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget priorities.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, January 5 at the BlackRock Center for the Arts at 12901 Town Commons Drive in Germantown.

“Public forums give residents an opportunity to tell me what’s important to them as I prepare next year’s operating budget for submission to the County Council on March 16,” said Leggett. “Input from residents for the FY16 budget is crucial in helping me determine the County’s budget priorities.”

Additional forums in other areas of the County are scheduled throughout January.

• Wednesday, January 14, Silver Spring Regional Services Center, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring.

• Tuesday, January 20, Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring.

• Thursday, January 22, Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring

• Monday, January 26, Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.

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, TTY 240.773.3556 or email a request to Karen.falcon@montgomerycountymd.gov.

The County Executive is preparing to announce his Recommended Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget on March 16. The County Council approves the operating budget at the end of May.

Residents are encouraged to join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY16 Operating Budget on social media to help raise awareness by using #MontCoFY16budgetforum.

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