Release ID: 11-090
Release Date: 4/14/2011
Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 or Delphine Harriston240-777-7931
From: Council Office
ROCKVILLE, Md., April 13, 2011—The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, will review the operating budget request for Fiscal Year 2012 from the Department of Public Libraries. County Executive Isiah Leggett’s recommended budget would reduce the libraries budget by 9.8 percent from the FY11 budget.
The Health and Human Services Committee, which is chaired by George Leventhal and includes Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and Craig Rice, will meet in the Third Floor Conference Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. The meeting will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM—Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon) and also will be available via streaming through the County Web site at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.
The County Executive’s recommendations would produce a net decrease of 19 full-time and 13 part-time library employees. This would be the fourth straight year the libraries budget is decreased. The proposed FY12 expenditure is 33.6 percent below the FY08 level.
After its review of the proposed budget, the HHS Committee will make recommendations that will be considered by the full Council. The Council will adopt the FY12 County budget in late May. It will go into effect on July 1.
At 9:30 a.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room, the Public Safety Committee, which is chaired by Phil Andrews and includes Councilmembers Roger Berliner and Marc Elrich, will hold worksessions on the operating budget requests of the Fire Rescue and Service, the Department of Correction and Rehabilitation and the Sheriff’s Office. The meeting will be televised live on County Cable Montgomery.
At 9:30 a.m. in the Third Floor Conference Room, the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Navarro and includes Councilmembers Valerie Ervin and Hans Riemer, will discuss the budget requests of the MC 311 centralized call answering service, the Ethics Commission and the Office of the County Executive.
At 2 p.m. in the Seventh Floor Hearing Room, the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Committee, which is chaired by Councilmember Berliner and includes Councilmembers Floreen and Riemer, will review the budget requests of the Fleet Management Division and the Facilities Division of the Department of General Services.