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Mission Statement

The mission of the County Council is to legislate for the peace, good government, health, safety, and welfare of Montgomery County and establish policies under which a system of public administration and finance provides services effectively, efficiently, and equitably.

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Budget Overview

The total approved FY23 Operating Budget for the County Council is $15,672,251, an increase of $2,425,725 or 18.31 percent from the FY22 Approved Budget of $13,246,526. Personnel Costs comprise 90.30 percent of the budget for 127 full-time position(s) and two part-time position(s), and a total of 110.05 FTEs. Total FTEs may include seasonal or temporary positions and may also reflect workforce charged to or from other departments or funds. Operating Expenses account for the remaining 9.70 percent of the FY23 budget.

Consistent with the County Charter, the County Executive makes recommendations on the operating budget for all County departments, offices, and agencies. However, recognizing the Charter-defined roles, the County Executive defers significantly to Legislative and Judicial Branch agencies. Questions regarding the approved budgets for Legislative Branch departments should be directed to Sandra Marin, 240-777-7923.

Program Descriptions

  Councilmember Offices

The nine elected County Councilmembers enact all local laws, oversee zoning and planning, appropriate funding for the budgets of public agencies, establish spending affordability guidelines, set property tax rates, and meet as the County Board of Health. The Council holds regular weekly sessions, conducts public hearings, and worksessions throughout the...

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  Council Staff Operations

Council Staff Operations is responsible for four activities in support of the Council: Legislative Program, Planning, and Budget; Legislative Information Services and Council Communications Office; Office of the Clerk of the Council; and Administration. Legislative Program, Planning, and Budget staff perform research and analysis on issues before the Council...

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Program Contacts

Contact Sandra Marin of the County Council at 240.777.7923 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY21
Budget
FY22
Estimate
FY22
Approved
FY23
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages8441806.009208102.00 9274099.00 11200486.0021.6
Employee Benefits2397491.002568710.00 2568710.00 2951437.0014.9
County General Fund Personnel Costs10839297.0011776812.00 11842809.00 14151923.0020.2
Operating Expenses599717.001469714.00 1469714.00 1520328.003.4
County General Fund Expenditures11439014.0013246526.00 13312523.00 15672251.0018.3
PERSONNEL
Full-Time96.0094.00 94.00 127.0035.1
Part-Time7.009.00 9.00 2.00-77.8
FTEs87.4387.83 87.83 110.0525.3
County General Fund Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages5364.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs5364.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures5364.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Part-Time0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FTEs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
REVENUES
Federal Grants5364.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues5364.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures11444378.0013246526.00 13312523.00 15672251.0018.3
Total Full-Time Positions96.0094.00 94.00 127.0035.1
Total Part-Time Positions7.009.00 9.00 2.00-77.8
Total FTEs87.4387.83 87.83 110.0525.3
Total Revenues5364.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FY23 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY22 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION1324652687.83
Changes (with service impacts)
Enhance: New Council Member Offices [Councilmember Offices]96526812.00
Enhance: FY22 Mid Year Position Changes [Council Staff Operations]7600789.00
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: One-time Expenditures Necessary for Quadrennial Turnover [Councilmember Offices]4000000.00
Increase Cost: Additional Expenditures for New Council Member offices [Councilmember Offices]1987640.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY22 Compensation Increases1560520.00
Increase Cost: FY23 Compensation Adjustment1440110.00
Increase Cost: Additional Expenditures for Council Staff [Council Staff Operations]490820.00
Increase Cost: Operating Expenses [Councilmember Offices]356460.00
Increase Cost: Operating Expenses [Council Staff Operations]146000.00
Increase Cost: Printing and Mail Adjustment3680.00
Technical Adj: FY22 Approved position [Council Staff Operations]01.00
Technical Adj: Position Change from Part-time to Full-time [Council Staff Operations]00.22
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-1009410.00
Decrease Cost: Lapse Manager II Position [Council Staff Operations]-1972030.00
FY23 APPROVED15672251110.05
Program Summary
Program NameFY22 APPR
Expenditures
FY22 APPR
FTEs
FY23 APPR
Expenditures
FY23 APPR
FTEs
Council Staff Operations623054337.23658998344.55
Councilmember Offices701598350.60908226865.50
Total1324652687.8315672251110.05
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY22
Total$
FY22
FTES
FY23
Total$
FY23
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Cable Television Communications PlanCable TV6685425.006556725.00
NDA - Legislative Branch Communications OutreachGeneral Fund7751307.00143827013.00
Total144367212.00209394218.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY23FY24FY25FY26FY27FY28
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY23 Approved15672.00000015672.00000015672.00000015672.00000015672.00000015672.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Annualization of Positions Approved in FY230.000000860.000000860.000000860.000000860.000000860.000000
New positions in the FY23 budget are generally assumed to be filled at least two months after the fiscal year begins. Therefore, the above amounts reflect annualization of these positions in the outyears.
Elimination of One-Time Items Approved in FY230.000000-400.000000-400.000000-400.000000-400.000000-400.000000
Items recommended for one-time funding in FY23, including payouts for Council member and staff turnover, will be eliminated from the base in the outyears.
Labor Contracts0.000000531.000000531.000000531.000000531.000000531.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures15672.00000016663.00000016663.00000016663.00000016663.00000016663.000000