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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 FY21 Operating Budget for the County Council is $13,648,272, an increase of $1,234,857 or 9.95 percent from the FY20 Approved Budget of $12,413,415. Personnel Costs comprise 87.12 percent of the budget for 97 full-time position(s) and seven part-time position(s), and a total of 88.43 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 12.88 percent of the FY21 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, 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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Budget Trends
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Program Contacts

Contact Sandra Marin of the County Council at 240.777.7930 or Philip Weeda of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2780 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Budget Summary
TitleActual
FY19
Budget
FY20
Estimate
FY20
Recommended
FY21
%Chg
Bud/Rec
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages8530987.008877838.00 8913914.00 9251843.004.2
Employee Benefits2595433.002759825.00 2759825.00 2637870.00-4.4
County General Fund Personnel Costs11126420.0011637663.00 11673739.00 11889713.002.2
Operating Expenses750524.00775752.00 775752.00 1758559.00126.7
County General Fund Expenditures11876944.0012413415.00 12449491.00 13648272.009.9
PERSONNEL
Full-Time88.0092.00 92.00 97.005.4
Part-Time5.004.00 4.00 7.0075.0
FTEs83.2885.18 85.18 88.433.8
County General Fund Revenues0.000.00 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 Expenditures11876944.0012413415.00 12449491.00 13648272.009.9
Total Full-Time Positions88.0092.00 92.00 97.005.4
Total Part-Time Positions5.004.00 4.00 7.0075.0
Total FTEs83.2885.18 85.18 88.433.8
Total Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FY21 Recommended Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment1261310.00
FY21 RECOMMENDED1261310.00
Program Summary
Program NameFY20 APPR
Expenditures
FY20 APPR
FTEs
FY21 REC
Expenditures
FY21 REC
FTEs
Council Staff Operations610490035.58645091338.63
Councilmember Offices630851549.60719735949.80
Total1241341585.181364827288.43
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY20
Total$
FY20
FTES
FY21
Total$
FY21
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
NDA - Legislative Branch Communications OutreachGeneral Fund3284213.006781737.00
Cable Television Communications PlanCable TV6367755.006631255.00
Total9651968.00134129812.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY21FY22FY23FY24FY25FY26
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY21 Recommended13648.00000013648.00000013648.00000013648.00000013648.00000013648.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.00000065.00000065.00000065.00000065.00000065.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures13648.00000013713.00000013713.00000013713.00000013713.00000013713.000000