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County Council Poised to Approve FY19 Operating and Capital Budgets

Last week, the Montgomery County Council reached a preliminary agreement on the County’s $5.6 billion Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget, the FY19 Capital Budget and the FY19-24 Capital Improvements Program (CIP).

The Council agreed on a $4.5 billion FY19-24 CIP to fund school construction, infrastructure improvements and community projects. The operating budget fully funds Montgomery County Public Schools and supports Montgomery College, the County’s Police Department, the Fire and Rescue Service and essential health and human services programs.

As the Germantown Pulse, reported last week, the Council agreed to add more than $6.6 million to the operating budget to maintain existing service levels and to minimize call response tim