Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich to Present His $6.2 Billion FY23 Recommended Operating Budget on Tuesday

For Immediate Release: Friday, March 11, 2022

Tuesday, March 15. 12:30 p.m.

$6.3 Billion Budget Includes Record Levels of Investment in Education, Affordable Housing and Climate Change

Executive Office Building 101 Monroe Street, Lobby Level Auditorium, Rockville

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will present his recommended operating budget for Fiscal Year 2023 and will highlight the strength of the County’s economy, as well as the record levels of investment in education, affordable housing and climate change.

The County Charter requires the County Executive to present a recommended operating budget to the County Council by March 15 of each year. The Council then reviews the recommendations and adopts the budget by late May. The new budget will go into effect on July 1.

Media can attend the presentation in person.

The presentation will be broadcast live on County Cable Montgomery, which can be seen on Comcast/RCN (Channel 6, HD 996/1056) and Verizon (Channel 30).  The presentation also can be viewed live on the County’s website at montgomerycountymd.gov/CCM/ccmlive.html and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyinfo.

Parking: Public parking is available on the lower level of the Council Office Building garage at the corner of Monroe and Jefferson streets.

Also See: Marc Elrich Releases Recommended FY 23 Capital Budget and Recommended FY23-28 Capital Improvement Program Totaling $5.1 Billion

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