Prince George’s and Montgomery County lawmakers, convening their annual Bi-County Budget meeting on Thursday, May 9, 2019, unanimously adopted the FY 20 budgets for the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC); the bi-county portion of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC); and the Washington Suburban Transit Commission (WSTC). The joint session was held at WSSC headquarters in Laurel, MD.
During the joint session, both councils agreed to a WSSC Operating Budget of $817.4 million and a Capital Budget of $569.7 million for the utility. The new budget includes a 5-percent rate increase for water and sewer customers. The Fiscal Year 2020 bi-county budgets are effective July 1, 2020.
Prince George’s County Council Chair Todd M. Turner (D) – District 4, said the bi-county work between the two councils has resulted in a solid spending package for the residents of both counties.
“The council is pleased with the process and the collaboration established by both bodies to reach a full agreement on the bi-county budgets. Our work was both productive and cooperative, and has resulted in a spending plan that reflects the needs of residents in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties.”
Adoption of the Prince George’s County Budget for Fiscal Year 2020 is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Budget schedules are subject to change. For updates, visit, https://pgccouncil.us/budget.