April 5, 2011

Montgomery Councils Hosts 2nd and 3rd of 5 Public Hearings on FY12 Operating Budget

Release ID: 11-082
Release Date: 4/5/2011
Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 or Delphine Harriston240-777-7931
From: Council Office

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 5, 2011—The Montgomery County Council at 1:30 and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, will hold the second and third of five public hearings on the Fiscal Year 2012 Operating Budget. About 30 speakers are scheduled to speak at the afternoon hearing and 40 are scheduled to speak at the evening hearing.

The public hearings will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville. All public hearings 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 first public hearing on the FY12 Operating Budget is scheduled for tonight, April 5. The final two hearings will be held on Thursday, April 7, at 1:30 and 7 p.m. The Council will be discussing aspects of the budget in the ensuing six weeks and is scheduled to adopt the budget in late May. The budget will go into effect on July 1.

Residents also can provide comments and suggestions regarding the budget via the comment Web page, which is easily accessible from the County Web site’s home page, from the County Council home page and from the home pages of Councilmembers.

The budget comment link can be accessed directly at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/budgetcomments . Comments and suggestions will be forwarded to the Executive Branch and to all County Councilmembers daily.

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