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Posted on: March 8, 2016


Commission to Present Preliminary Report during Tuesday’s County Council Session

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addressing Prince George’s County’s Structural Deficit, established by Council Resolution 26-2015 as a part of the approved FY 2016 County Budget, will present its Preliminary Report during Council session on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. in the Council Hearing Room, First Floor, County Administration Building, 14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro.
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 will collect, review and discuss 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.
The Blue Ribbon Commission members are: 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.
The Blue Ribbon Commission on Addressing Prince George’s County’s Structural Deficit Presents Preliminary Report

Prince George’s County Council
Blue Ribbon Commission Members

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

County Administration Building
Council Hearing Room
County Administration Building, First Floor
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772

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