County Releases Balancing Act Tool to Gather Budget Input

The county’s Office of Management and Budget has released “Balancing Act,” a new online tool designed to gather additional public input in the FY20 budget process now underway. The tool is an interactive simulation of the county’s estimated income sources and expenditures for FY20. Examples of incoming revenue include income, property and other taxes, state and federal aid contributions, and … Read More

County Council votes to approve FY18 budget savings plan

Photo from Pexels The County Council yesterday approved a resolution calling for $53.4 million in cuts to the FY18 operating budget and $9.3 million in cuts to the Capital Improvements Program. County Executive Isiah Leggett had proposed a FY18 savings plan that included $58.7 million in operating budget savings and $13.5 million in current revenue capital budget savings to reduce … Read More

County executive to hold budget forum Tuesday night

Montgomery County graphic Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will hold a Fiscal Year 2019 budget forum and briefing from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 30 in the Silver Spring Civic Building. The forum, one of a series of five being held around the county beginning last week, is intended to get input from residents about FY19 operating budget priorities.  “Public forums … Read More

Libraries, affordable housing major concerns at budget forum

Councilmember Marc Elrich (D-At Large) addressed the issue of raising the county’s minimum wage at Wednesday budget forum as County Executive Isiah Leggett listens. Photo by Trish Rimo. Library funding and affordable housing were residents’ two biggest concerns at a Jan. 25 FY18 operating budget forum held in the silver Spring Civic Building. The budget, which will be released March … Read More