Thursday, April 28, 2011

Budget Committee Meetings May 2-6

The committees will wrap up their work next week and finalize the recommendations they will make to the full Council in the following weeks. Check the Council's Web site for committee agendas, full Council agendas, and background materials (usually available two days in advance). Also remember, many of the committee meetings and all of the full Council meetings are broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery (channel 6).

On Monday, May 2, the Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee wraps up its discussion of the Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission. The Public Safety (PS) Committee considers the Sheriff, State’s Attorney, Corrections and Rehabilitation, prisoner medical services and the Circuit Court. The Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee finishes its discussion of Public Libraries.

On Tuesday, May 3, the Government Operations and Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee discusses the income tax offset, property tax, speed camera revenue and allocation of the recordation tax. The PS Committee continues its discussion of Police and Fire and Rescue Services.

On Wednesday, May 4, the GO Committee discusses revenue measures and fiscal policy while the HHS/Education (ED) Committees look at pre-k, Head Start, and SHARP Street Suspension Services. The Transportation, Infrastructure Energy and Environment (T&E) Committee finalizes Transportation and Environmental Protection as well as fleet management. The ED Committee looks at Montgomery County Public Schools.

On Thursday, May 5, the GO Committee discusses the Office of Legislative Oversight’s analysis of proposed changes to county government employees’ retirement, health and life insurance benefits as well as collective bargaining agreements. Discussions may continue on May 6.

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