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Posted on: March 14, 2018


Council Begins Budget Review Process Following Receipt of County Executive’s FY 2019 Proposed Spending Plan


Today, as required by the County Charter, the Prince George’s County Council received the proposed FY 2019 County Budget from County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. Fiscal Year 2019 begins on July 1, 2018. The Council, in our role as fiscal stewards over constituents’ tax dollars, will now begin a careful and deliberative review of the proposed budget submitted today.

The Council and our Legislative Branch staff look forward to working with the Executive Branch, residents and all stakeholders to produce a final budget that strengthens our communities and reflects our shared priorities for job creation, quality education, affordable healthcare, safer communities and a thriving economy.

Pursuant to the County Charter, the County Council must adopt a new and balanced spending plan for the County on or before June 1. This process includes work through our Council committees, staff reviews and critically important public engagement. Residents are strongly encouraged to participate in public hearings and meetings scheduled to accommodate the public.

Budget meeting schedules are subject to change. All Council meetings, including budget sessions, are live-streamed and available via the Council’s website, ,for on-demand viewing. For updated information on the Council budget process, committee work sessions and public hearings, visit the Council’s FY 19 Budget Portal.


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