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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 recommended FY20 Operating Budget for the County Council is $12,461,441, an increase of $814,916 or 7.00 percent from the FY19 Approved Budget of $11,646,525. Personnel Costs comprise 93.77 percent of the budget for 92 full-time position(s) and four part-time position(s), and a total of 85.18 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 6.23 percent of the FY20 budget.

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 and conducts public hearings and worksessions throughout...

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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 Mary Jane Berry of the County Council at 240.777.7930 or Naeem M. Mia of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2786 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY18
Budget
FY19
Estimate
FY19
Recommended
FY20
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages8536107.008381772.00 8361801.00 8921121.006.4
Employee Benefits2691128.002567701.00 2552794.00 2764568.007.7
County General Fund Personnel Costs11227235.0010949473.00 10914595.00 11685689.006.7
Operating Expenses693268.00697052.00 628450.00 775752.0011.3
County General Fund Expenditures11920503.0011646525.00 11543045.00 12461441.007.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time88.0088.00 88.00 92.004.6
Part-Time5.005.00 5.00 4.00-20.0
FTEs83.1083.28 83.28 85.182.3
REVENUES
Other Charges/Fees-20.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
County General Fund Revenues-20.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
GRANT FUND - MCG
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Employee Benefits0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Personnel Costs0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
Grant Fund - MCG Expenditures0.000.00 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
Grant Fund - MCG Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
 
DEPARTMENT TOTALS
Total Expenditures11920503.0011646525.00 11543045.00 12461441.007.0
Total Full-Time Positions88.0088.00 88.00 92.004.5
Total Part-Time Positions5.005.00 5.00 4.00-20.0
Total FTEs83.1083.28 83.28 85.182.3
Total Revenues-20.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FY20 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY19 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION1164652583.28
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY20 Compensation Adjustment2807060.00
Increase Cost: FY19 Mid-Year Staff Adjustments [Councilmember Offices]2326071.90
Increase Cost: Restore One-Time Lapse Increase1500000.00
Increase Cost: Operating Expenses [Council Staff Operations]1180220.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY19 Personnel Costs472950.00
Increase Cost: Retirement Adjustment256080.00
Shift: Annualization of ESRI Enterprise Agreement - Shift to DTS-37000.00
Decrease Cost: Printing Costs [Council Staff Operations]-356220.00
FY20 RECOMMENDED1246144185.18
Program Summary
Program NameFY19 APPR
Expenditures
FY19 APPR
FTEs
FY20 REC
Expenditures
FY20 REC
FTEs
Councilmember Offices583885447.50632613749.60
Council Staff Operations580767135.78613530435.58
Total1164652583.281246144185.18
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY19
Total$
FY19
FTES
FY20
Total$
FY20
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
NDA - Legislative Branch Communications OutreachGeneral Fund2289122.003304153.00
Cable Television Communications PlanCable TV6203985.006406935.00
Total8493107.009711088.00
Future Fiscal Impacts ($000s)
TitleFY20FY21FY22FY23FY24FY25
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY20 Recommended12461.00000012461.00000012461.00000012461.00000012461.00000012461.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000045.00000045.00000045.00000045.00000045.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures12461.00000012506.00000012506.00000012506.00000012506.00000012506.000000