Archive for April 2016

Message by MCTL President Opposing Tax Increase

MCTL President Joan Fidler sent the following email April 25, 2016, to Nancy Floreen, President of the County Council, asking the Council to vote against any tax increase: Dear President Floreen, We have been listening to the various Council committee hearings on the FY 2017 budget and it appears that all 9 members of the…

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County Council Likely to Recommend Against Some Salary Increases

From Bethesda Beat April 21, 2016: “With a property tax increase looming, a majority of County Council members on Thursday recommended against some already negotiated salary increases for county government employees set to kick in next fiscal year….[County Executive Ike] Leggett’s $5.27 billion proposed budget includes the county’s first property tax increase since 2009, in…

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Budget presentation at Civic Fed meeting April 11

On Monday, MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2016, at 7:45 pm the Montgomery County Civic Federation will have a public meeting on the county’s proposed FY2017 Operating Budget and the Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Speakers are Jennifer Hughes, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Steve Farber, the County Council Administrator. Ms Hughes provides the…

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MCTL Member Testifies in Opposition to FY2017 Budget

MCTL member Richard Fidler testified April 7, 2016, before the County Council in opposition to the proposed FY2017 budget:  Testimony on Proposed FY 2017 Budget for Montgomery County April 7, 2016 – Richard Fidler I am Richard Fidler, and although I play second fiddle to the president of the Montgomery County Taxpayers League, I am…

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MCTL Vice-President Testifies in Opposition to FY2017 Budget

MCTL Vice-President Gordie Brenne testified April 6, 2016, before the County Council in opposition to the proposed FY2017 budget:  Testimony on Proposed FY 2017 Budget for Montgomery County April 6, 2016 In the years leading up to the 2008 economic collapse, bankers, Wall Street, and mortgage originators got too greedy and were subsequently found guilty…

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MCTL President Testifies in Opposition to FY2017 Budget

MCTL President Joan Fidler testified April 6, 2016, before the County Council in opposition to the proposed FY2017 budget:  Testimony on Proposed FY 2017 Budget for Montgomery County April 6, 2016 I am Joan Fidler, president of the Montgomery County Taxpayers League, and I am here to express our dismay and disappointment at the budget…

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