July 5, 2013

Public Forums Scheduled on Capital Budget

County Executive Ike Leggett invites the public to provide input on the County’s next six-year capital construction budget by attending forums this month. All forums will begin with an informal open house at 6:30 p.m. followed by a formal presentation and question-and-answer session from 7 to 8 p.m.

The capital budget includes the costs for new or renovated major construction projects such as roads, public schools, Montgomery College facilities, water and sewer lines, parks, libraries, health and recreation facilities, and other public buildings.

The forums will be held according to the following schedule:


  1. would have appreciated a link here to the proposed Capital Budget itself, so we don't have to go hunting for it on the web. Would like to know what the 6:30pm Open House consists of (charts with graphs, what?), and why the Q&A session is only 1 hour. Can we assume Ike Leggett will be presenting this forum personally?

  2. We appreciate your interest in the Capital Budget Forums. Now, to answer your questions. There is no proposed Capital Budget yet. The purpose of the forums is to get feedback from residents about priority projects for their areas of the County. This public input then will be used to help determine construction and planning priorities as the budget is developed. The Open House portion of the forum is an opportunity for departmental staff to explain and answer questions about existing capital projects. Some graphs and other materials may be involved. The Q&A session is slated for one hour because, based on past experience, that time is generally sufficient for responding to questions. If not, Mr. Leggett and Exceutive staff are available to address questions that may arise.


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