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Posted on: June 10, 2016

[ARCHIVED] BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION MEETING JUNE 13

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Commission to Receive Update on County Finances and Bond Rating

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addressing Prince George’s County’s Structural Deficit, established by Council Resolution 26-2015, will convene on Monday, June 13, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 2027, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.

This meeting will feature a discussion on County finances and bond rating.
The Blue Ribbon Commission is charged with recommending policies to the County Council and County Executive that will address the County’s structural deficit – the imbalance caused when normal government spending exceeds tax revenues on an annual basis. The commission is collecting and reviewing comparative budget data and information regarding Prince George’s County’s fiscal health; policies and practices that affect Prince George’s County’s revenue structure and the strength of its tax base; the structure and fiscal dynamics of the Prince George’s County Government; and feedback from community stakeholders concerning the County’s budget and tax structure.

Fort Washington resident Earl Adams, Jr., Esq., chairs the Blue Ribbon Commission. A final report and recommendations are expected in July 2016.
Blue Ribbon Commission members include: David C. Harrington, representing the Prince George’s Chamber of Commerce; James R. Estepp, representing the Greater Prince George's Business Roundtable; Desiree Callender, representing the Prince George 's County Association of Realtors; Jamal I. Miller (MSEA UNISERV Director/Prince George's County Educators' Association) and Gino Renne (UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO) representing affiliates of organized labor; David Van Dyke (County Auditor) and Turkessa Green (Audit Manager) representing the County's Office of Audits and Investigations; and Terri Bacote-Charles (Director) and Amber Hendricks (Deputy Director) representing the County's Office of Management and Budget. The County Council has appointed the following six citizens to serve on the Commission: Earl Adams, Jr., Esq.; Henry W. Mosley, CPA; John Rogard Tabori; Ron L. Watson, Ph.D.; Sherman L. Ragland, II; and Mark E. Tomassoni, Ph.D. Council Chair Derrick Leon Davis (D) – District 6 serves as the Council's non-voting ex-officio member, and Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Budget, Finance & Administration, Thomas Himler serves as the County Executive’s non-voting ex-officio member.

What:
Blue Ribbon Commission Meeting

Who:
Blue Ribbon Commission Members

When:
Monday, June 13, 2016
11:00 a.m.

Where:
County Administration Building
Council Committee Meeting Room 2027
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

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