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Leggett Asks for Budget Input at Bethesda Public Forum

Public forums for Montgomery County's FY14 operating budget are scheduled in January and Feburary.

 

Montgomery County residents can have their say regarding the county's FY14 operating budget priorities at five public forums in January and February.

The forums, which are sponsored by County Executive Ike Leggett, begin at 7 p.m. on the following dates:

• Jan. 10, Mid-County Community Recreation Center, 2004 Queensguard Rd., Silver Spring;

• Jan. 24, BlackRock Center for the Arts 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown;

• Jan. 28, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Service Center, 4805 Edgemoor La., Bethesda;

• Jan. 29, Silver Spring Civic Building, One Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring; and

• Feb. 4, Eastern Montgomery Regional Services Center, 3300 Briggs Chaney Rd. Silver Spring.

Leggett will announce his recommended fiscal year 2014 operating budget on March 15, and the county council approves the operating budget at the end of May. 

The county will provide sign language interpreter services upon request with notice as far in advance as possible, but no less than 72 hours prior to the event. If these or other services or aids are needed to participate in the forums, call 240-777-6507, TTY 240-777-6505 or email a request to karen.falcon@montgomerycountymd.gov.

David Epstein January 04, 2013 at 06:25 PM
I would like to see some serious discussion about moving away from running county business in languages other than English. Residents who have been in the County should be expected to learn to speak and write in English and after five years in the County should no longer be eligible to receive any language services.
David Epstein January 04, 2013 at 07:04 PM
MOCO should determine the extent of non-county residents who are sending their children to county public schools and agressively pursue a campaign of expelling those chldren from our schools. This investigation must include the pursuit of children who are shown as living with relatives in the county to enable the children to attend our superior and very expensive schools. This theft of county resources is costing county residents about $15 thousand per child. Teachers should be incentivized to assist in this pursuit.
David Epstein January 04, 2013 at 07:05 PM
MOCO should determine the extent of non-county residents who are sending their children to county public schools and agressively pursue a campaign of expelling those chldren from our schools. This investigation must include the pursuit of children who are shown as living with relatives in the county to enable the children to attend our superior and very expensive schools. This theft of county resources is costing county residents about $15 thousand per child. Teachers should be incentivized to assist in this pursuit.

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