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Councilmember Marc Elrich’s Remarks on FY19 Budgets

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich made the following remarks today after the Council reached agreement on the County’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Operating Budget, the FY19 Capital Budget and FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program. The budgets will be formally adopted by the Council on May 24.

The complete text of Councilmember Elrich’s remarks:

This is a good budget for a difficult time. We held extensive budget hearings, took lots of input most of which implored us to do even more. It is one of the joys of serving in Montgomery County where most residents see the valuable role that government plays and would actually like us to do more to address the challenges that many in our community face and who b