By Kevin O’Rourke
Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will host a budget forum, in Germantown on Monday, Jan. 5 at the BlackRock Center for Arts, located at 12901 Town Commons Drive. The forum will begin at 7:00 pm. This is will be the first of five budget forums to be held throughout the county in January. Residents are invited to attend and provide input about priorities for the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget.
“Public forums give residents an opportunity to tell me what’s important to them as I prepare next year’s operating budget for submission to the County Council on March 16,” said Leggett. “Input from residents for the FY16 budget is crucial in helping me determine the County’s budget priorities.”
Additional forums in other areas of the county are scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Silver Spring Regional Services Center in Silver Spring; Tuesday, Jan. 20 at Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center in Silver Spring; Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Mid-County Community Recreation Center in Silver Spring; and Monday, Jan. 26, at the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center in Bethesda.
The County Executive announces his Recommended Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget on March 16. The County Council approves the operating budget at the end of May. Join Montgomery County’s conversation about the FY16 Operating Budget on social media and help raise awareness by using #MontCoFY16budgetforum.
Sign language interpreter services will be provided only upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to the event. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate in this activity, call 240-777-6507, TTY 240-773-3556.