Council Begins Budget Review Process Following Receipt of County Executive’s Proposed Spending Plan
Today, the Prince George’s County Council received an overview of the Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital Budget proposals from County Executive Angela Alsobrooks. Addressing the County’s budget priorities in Fiscal Year 2020 demands efficient and effective management of the County’s finances and we appreciate the great vision, focus and diligence of the Executive Branch in formulating this proposed spending plan.
This Council is committed to an open, inclusive and participatory budget process, and we look forward to working collaboratively with County Executive Alsobrooks and her budget team, County residents, and all stake holders to produce a final spending plan that reflects our shared priorities for education; crime reduction and safe neighborhoods; economic development; quality of life; transportation; infrastructure and the environment.
The 2020 Fiscal Year begins July 1, 2019. Pursuant to the County Charter, the County Council, in its role as fiscal steward over taxpayer dollars, must adopt a balanced spending plan for Prince George’s County on or before June 1.
Over the next few months, the County Council will engage in a careful and deliberate review of the FY 2020 budget proposal. This process includes work through the Council committees, staff reviews, and vitally important public engagement. The Council will hold several public meetings and hearings regarding the budget before it is adopted. Citizens and residents are strongly encouraged to attend the following County Council Public Hearings on the proposed FY 2020 County Budget.
Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) Budget - April 9, 2019, 2:00 p.m.
Community Development Block Grant - April 16, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission Budget - April 23, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
FY 2020 County Operating Budget and Capital Improvement Program - April 29 and May 7, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
All Council budget public hearings will be held in the Council Hearing Room, First Floor, County Administration Building, 14741 Gov. Oden Bowie Drive, in Upper Marlboro. To testify, contact the Clerk of the Council at 301.952.3600, TDD 301, 925.5167.
Public hearing dates and times are subject to change. All Council meetings, including budget sessions, are live-streamed and available via the Council’s website, https://pgccouncil.us, for on-demand viewing. For updated information on the Council budget process, committee work sessions and public hearings, visit the Council’s FY 2020 Budget Portal.