There is now helpful information online -- at www.montgomerycountymd.gov -- for residents who want to understand the County’s budget procedures -- including how budget decisions are made, the County Executive’s priorities, what types of programs/services/projects are funded in the Operating and Capital budgets, projected expenditures in the FY12-17 Fiscal Plan and the FY12 Fiscal Outlook.
Also included is a section entitled Community Participation that includes tips for residents on how they can become more involved with their local government and how to express their concerns and advocate for issues of interest to them.
The information was prepared by the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of Finance for presentation at the public Budget Forums being held around the County.
The final two forums will be held -- at 7 p.m. -- according to the following schedule:
- January 20, Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd., Silver Spring
- January 24, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor La., Bethesda .
POSTED AT: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 | 10:00:00 AM