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‘Montgomery County Bracing for Long-Term Revenue Decline’

From bethesdamagazine.com: “Montgomery County is revising its six-year revenue forecasts down by more than $400 million as income tax revenue lags behind previous projections…[County Executive Ike] Leggett noted that during the recession the county passed a savings plan of about $970 million in one year. But he said cutting spending at that rate isn’t possible…

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Questions for meeting of November 15, 2017

Questions for the meeting of November 15, 2017 Topic:  “Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation:  Bringing Jobs to  Montgomery County?” Speaker: David Petr,  President and CEO, Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation Free and open to the public The following questions sent to the speaker in advance of the meeting: 1. The Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation…

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Comments on Planning Board presentation of Oct. 25, 2017

MCTL Member Max Bronstein had these comments about the Oct. 25 presentation by Casey Anders, Cir, Montgomery County Planning Board: “There is an emphasis on walkable & bikeable communities & that’s fine for those who choose to live in that type of dense setting, but the majority of the county’s 1.1 million residents have not…

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“Setting the Record Straight on MCPS Funding”

From Seventh State, Oct. October 13, 2017, a letter to the editor from Nancy Floreen, a member of the Montgomery County Council: “Were the preceding seven years really a period of “austerity” for MCPS and “lavish” times for others?  Consider the facts…. “2. During the worst years of the recession, FY09-12, only two agencies –…

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Meeting of October 25, 2017: MoCo Planning Board Decisions

        Montgomery County Taxpayers League Meeting                                 www.mctaxpayersleague.org                             Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 7-9 pm                         Council Office Building, 3rdf floor Conference Room                           100 Maryland Avenue, Rockville, MD 20817                     Free and open to the public Topic:  “How do Planning Board decisions affect the Taxpayers of Montgomery County?” Speaker: Casey Anderson, Chair, Montgomery County…

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“Montgomery County’s expensive private attorneys”

From the Washington Post website of July 15, 2017: “Montgomery County accumulated excessive legal bills to pursue a lawsuit against the designers and builders of the long-delayed Paul S. Sarbanes Transit Center in Silver Spring.  When all these payments are added together, Montgomery County, in a case that never went to trial, will have paid…

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Questions for the meeting of June 14, 2017

Questions for the meeting of June 14, 2017 Topic:   Affordable Housing in Montgomery County: Vouchers or New Construction? ” Speaker:  Clarence Snuggs, Director, Department of Housing and Community Affairs, Montgomery County June 14, 2017  — Free and open to the public — 7-9 pm. —  Council Office Building The following questions have been sent…

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Is a Taxpayer Bailout of WSSC Looming?

“Is a Taxpayer Bailout of WSSC Looming?”   The financial condition of the Washington Suburban Commission (WSSC) is so precarious that a taxpayer bailout could be on the horizon. Read Gordie Brenne’s testimony before the County Council, June 13, 2017

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County, Schools Arrive At Plan For Fully Funding Schools’ Budget

From BethesdaBeat.com May 15, 2017: “The Montgomery County Council agreed to supply the county’s public schools with $1.663 billion during fiscal 2018, enough when combined with state and federal aid to cover the $2.522 billion spending plan backed by the school board….The $1.663 billion funding level suggested by the county executive is about $19 million…

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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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