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Posted on: March 12, 2021

FY 2022 BUDGET STATEMENT FROM COUNCIL CHAIR CALVIN S. HAWKINS, II

Council Receives County Executive’s Proposed FY 2022 County Budget

The Prince George’s County Council has received the Proposed FY 2022 Operating and Capital budgets from County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. We appreciate the leadership and partnership of the County Executive and her budget team, and value the thoughtful focus, vision and hard work invested in their assembly of the proposed FY22 spending plan for Prince George’s County. 

The new fiscal year begins July 1, and pursuant to the County Charter, the Council must adopt a new County Budget on or before June 1.  The Council, sitting as the Committee of the Whole, will conduct a careful review of the proposed budget plan over the next few months, to include staff reviews, Council meetings, and critically important public hearings.  

We look forward to working together with the County Executive, and our residents and all stakeholders, to produce a final FY22 County Budget that emphasizes our shared priorities, strengthens our communities, and that guides our recovery from the impacts of the coronavirus global pandemic on our County.   

We strongly encourage the participation of our residents in the Council’s virtual budget public hearings and meetings.  Virtual budget hearings are scheduled on April 6th – Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (bi-county budget); April 12th – Community Development Block Grant; April 20th – Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (bi-county budget); April 26th and May 4th – County Budget.  

Budget meeting schedules are subject to change.  For updated information on the Council Budget Review and Adoption Process, meetings and public hearings, visit the Council’s FY 22 Budget Portal

All Council sessions and public hearings are accessible to the public. In keeping with COVID safety guidelines, residents should use the Council’s eComment portal to register electronically with the Office of the Clerk of the Council, to speak on agenda items scheduled for public hearing, or to submit a comment or letter into the official public record, in lieu of verbal testimony.  

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