Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has sent to the County Council his recommended Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Capital Budget and proposed amendments to the FY 11-16 Capital Improvements Program (CIP).
Recognizing the serious budget constraints facing the County, the recommendations delay some planned projects while focusing only on funding critical capital needs. Some shifts in funds for earlier years in the CIP were made possible by developing more realistic implementation plans for existing projects.
Leggett said, “We must focus on projects that address long-term, sustainable, programmatic needs; master plan visions; and long-term housing and economic development objectives, while resisting pressures to build new facilities that require ongoing operating and maintenance costs.
“My CIP recommendations delay some projects, but they ensure that the most urgent education, public safety and transportation projects do not wait.”
POSTED AT: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 7:00:00 AM