Archive for March 2016

Taxpayers League Quoted in Bethesda Beat

At our meeting of March 23 a reporter from Bethesda Beat was present. His story started thusly: The county’s budget chief last week faced probably the toughest crowd possible at the toughest time possible. Just a week after County Executive Ike Leggett proposed an 8.6 percent property tax increase for next fiscal year, Office of…

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County Council budget hearings April 5-7

The County Executive announced his Recommended FY 2017 Operating Budget on March 15. “My recommended budget assumes a property tax rate of $1.0264 per $100 of assessed value. This rate is 3.94 cents above the current rate. Over the last three years, the net property tax rate increase is 1.6cents. I am recommending a property…

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Questions for Meeting of March 23, 2016

Questions sent to the speakers in advance of the MCTL meeting of March 23, 2016 Topic:   “FY 2017 Budget for Montgomery County – Straight Talk” Speaker:  Jennifer Hughes, Director, Office of Management and Budget, Montgomery County 1.  The FY 2017 proposed budget for Montgomery County increases taxes by 8.6%.  What is the projected rate of…

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Closing the Budget Gap

From a joint position paper prepared by Gordon Brenne an issued by the Montgomery County Taxpayers League and the Montgomery County Civic Federation on closing the budget gap.  The paper was sent to the County Executive and all members of the County Council: “Hence we have a budget gap of $179M for FY ’17, a…

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