March 30, 2022

County Executive Elrich to Provide Details and Answer Questions on Thursday, April 7, About Programs to Combat Climate Change in Fiscal Year 2023

County Executive Marc Elrich has presented his $6.3 billion recommended Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget to the County Council for its review. The budget included significant investments in efforts to combat climate change. The County Executive, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, will discuss those efforts and answer questions from residents in an online climate change budget forum.

The Zoom presentation will be live on April 7 from 7-8 p.m. County leaders and staff will join County Executive Elrich to answer questions from the public. In addition to being presented on Zoom, the forum will be live-streamed for viewing on the Department of Environmental Protection Facebook page at

The recommended budget represents an increase of 5.7 percent from the FY22 approved budget. Racial equity and climate change programs are reflected throughout the budget.

Environmental sustainability and climate change investments in the budget include reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in public and private multifamily and commercial buildings and in low- and moderate-income housing. There also is funding to improve the health of urban forests and to replace fossil-fueled County vehicles with zero-emission vehicles.

To register and participate, click here.