Leggett to Kick Off Budget Forums on Jan. 6th in Silver Spring

IkeLeggettMontgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett is holding the first of five budget forums on Jan. 6th to seek input from residents about Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Operating Budget priorities.

The forum will begin at 7 p.m. at the Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Road, in Silver Spring.

“Public forums are the residents opportunity to tell me what is important to them as I prepare next year’s operating budget for submission to the County Council on March 15,” said Leggett. “Input from residents for the FY17 budget is crucial in helping me determine the County’s budget priorities.”

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

• Monday, January 11, Bethesda-Chevy Case Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda.

• Wednesday, January 20, Silver Spring Regional Services Center, One Veterans Place, Silver Spring.

• Thursday, January 21, Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring

• Monday, January 25, BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown.

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 announces his Recommended FY17 Operating Budget on March 15. The County Council approves the operating budget at the end of May.

You can join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY17 Operating Budget on social media and help raise awareness by using #MontCoFY17budgetforum.

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