Thursday, April 21, 2011

Budget Committee Meetings April 25-29

The Council has a full week of budget work in its committees. Remember, you can get more information on the Council’s Web site. Here are the highlights:

On Monday, April 25, the Public Safety (PS) and Planning Housing and Economic Development (PHED) Committees takes up the Park Police, and then the PHED Committee will continue with the Board of Appeals, the Hearing Examiner and Economic Development. The Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee begins its discussion of compensation and benefits across agencies, including collective bargaining agreements and retirement. The Education (ED) Committee considers Community Use of Public Facilities, Montgomery College and adult English literacy.

On Tuesday, April 26, the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee continues its work on Environmental Protection, this time looking at water quality protection and solid waste services.

On Wednesday, April 27, the PHED Committee continues to look at Recreation and Economic Development and begins Permitting Services. The GO/Health and Human Services Committees looks at the County Executive’s proposed Office of Community Engagement, which would be comprised of the Office of Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, Commission for Women, Regional Services Centers, Office of Community Partnerships and Gilchrist Center).

On Thursday, April 28, the GO Committee finalizes its discussion of compensation and benefits, collective bargaining and retirement. The PS Committee continues its discussion of Fire Rescue Services, and the HHS Committee looks at services for children, youth and families as well as behavioral health. The T&E Committee considers a number of budgets, including transit, parking and fees/charges/fares.

On Friday, April 29, the PS Committee continues its discussion of Consumer Protection and Emergency Management and Homeland Security and begins its discussion of Liquor Control. The GO Committee looks at several technology and communications budgets. The PHED/HHS Committees take up the Conservation Corps and Housing First. The PHED Committee continues its discussion of Economic Development and considers the Housing Opportunities Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Affairs.

1 comment:

Jeff Miller said...

our support for Costco and Westfield is sickening... and I sincerely hope you redirect your priorities to do what is right for this county. Costco and Westfield will do just fine without MoCo Government taking money from our libraries, schools, roads, etc. and giving it to them. And who knew you were so pro business subsidy. If I had known you would vote for this kind of corporate largess I would never have voted for you... and I will not again if you vote yes. Count on it. I will also become a very vocal anti-Floreen constituent. This county has got to start putting the health and welfare of its citizens first before the welfare of corporate America.