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For Immediate Release: 7/3/2013

Leggett to Host Capital Improvements Program Budget Forums in July

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett invites the public to provide input on the County’s next six-year capital construction budget by attending public forums that will be held in July. The forums will help define construction and planning priorities for the various regions in the County as officials develop the fiscal years 2015 to 2020 Capital Improvements Program (CIP) budget. Leggett and members of the Regional Citizens Advisory boards will attend the forums, which are sponsored by the Regional Services Centers and the Office of Management and Budget.

The CIP includes the costs for new or renovated major construction projects such as roads, public schools, Montgomery College facilities, water and sewer lines, parks, libraries, health and recreation facilities, and other public buildings.

All of the forums will begin with an informal open house at 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation and question-and-answer session from 7 to 8 p.m. The schedule is listed below:

Thursday, July 11

Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road, Silver Spring

Thursday, July 18

Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center
3300 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring

Monday, July 22

Silver Spring Civic Building
One Veterans Place, Silver Spring

Tuesday, July 30

Bethesda Chevy Chase Regional Services Center
4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda

Wednesday, July 31

BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown

Suggestions and comments from participants will be considered by the Regional Citizens Advisory Boards for inclusion in the funding priority lists they submit to the County Executive. The lists will also be shared with County departments and agencies.

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Release ID: 13-205
Media Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-6507

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