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Questions for meeting of March 20, 2019

Questions for meeting of March 20, 2019 Presentation:    “How we Plan to Govern in Montgomery County” Speakers:  Council Member At-Large: Gabe Albornoz, Member, Health and Human Services Committee, and Public Safety Committee Will Jawando, Member, Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee, and Education and Culture Committee Following our meeting in January with new Council Members…

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Questions for meeting of February 20, 2019

Questions for meeting of February 20, 2019 Presentation:   “County Executive’s Transition Plan” Speaker:  Andrew Kleine, Chief Administrative Officer, Montgomery County Government 7 Questions sent to Mr. Kleine in advance of the meeting: 1. Thriving Youths –   Will the Executive recommend an MCPS FY 2020 budget based on a review of MCPS strategies to close…

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Popular Annual Fiscal Report – FY18

Montgomery County recently released its Popular Annual Fiscal Report (PAFR) for FY18.  Its 16 pages are full of facts about the county’s fiscal resources and expenditures. Miscellaneous data include– —  Population: 1.057 million —  Median Household income:   $103,178 —  Top employer:  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services  (Of the top ten employers, 4…

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County’s Dark Economic Prospects

According to new report from the County Council’s Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) the county faces a difficult fiscal path ahead.  Basically, income will not be enough to cover expenses.  About 88% of the county’s programs are financed by income taxes and property taxes.  Income taxes can’t be raised because the rates are at the…

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Questions for the meeting of April 19, 2017

Topic:   ” The Montgomery County Police Department and Performance-Based Budgeting” Speaker:  J. Thomas Manger, Chief of Police, Montgomery County April 19, 2017  — Free and open to the public — 7-9 pm. —  Council Office Building The following questions have been sent to Chief Manger in advance of the meeting 1. Almost every police…

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Notes from the meeting of March 22, 2017

Topic: “The FY 2018 Montgomery County Budget and what it means for County Residents” Speaker:   Jennifer Hughes, Director Office of Management and Budget, Montgomery County Wed., March 22, 2017  –  7:00 – 9:00 pm Council Office Bldg. (3rd Fl. Conf. Rm.), 100 Maryland Ave., Rockville, MD 20850 Free and open to the public Here are…

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Questions for the of meeting of November 16, 2016

Free and open to the public Topic: “What Factors will Shape the FY 2018 County Budget?” Speaker: Steve Farber, Council Administrator, Montgomery County Council Questions sent to the speakers in advance of the MCTL meeting of November 16, 2016 1.  Will the results of the national elections affect the projections for FY 2018 revenue and…

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Booing and heckling against transparency in collective bargaining

President Joan Fidler of the Taxpayers League testified on July 12, 2016, before the County Council in support of Bill 24-16, Collective Bargaining – Impasse Procedures – Amendments.  She was booed and heckled by union workers during her statement in the last paragraph of her testimony where she stated “In the last three years most…

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“Moco Council panel approves pay hikes for county unions”

From the Washington Post of April 25, 2013: A Montgomery County Council committee voted unanimously Thursday morning to recommend approval of $31.6 million in pay raises for members of its police, fire and general employee unions for the fiscal year that begins July 1.  Read the full story at the Washington Post.

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