Montgomery County Executive Elrich to Host Online Forum on Thursday, April 7, on Recommended Operating Budget Items to Combat Climate Change

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will host an online Climate Change Budget Forum from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, April 7. County leaders and staff from the Department of Environmental Protection, Department of Transportation, Department of Permit Services and the Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will join the County Executive to answer questions from residents on items that were included in his $6.3 billion recommended Fiscal Year 2023 operating budget.

The County Executive has presented his budget to the County Council for its review. The budget included significant investments in efforts to combat climate change. The Council is now reviewing the budget and will adopt a new County budget in late May. The new budget will go into effect on July 1.

In addition to being presented on Zoom, the forum will be live-streamed for viewing on the Department of Environmental Protection Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MyGreenMontgomery.

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.

Zoom registration is required to participate in the forum. To register to participate, go to

https://mcgov.sharepoint.com/dep/Pages/DEPCalendar.aspx?eventid=159116781.

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