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Program Description

  Finance and Procurement

Acts as counsel and provides legal advice to the County Executive, County Council, and to several County departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. The Division represents the County Government in tax and procurement matters before State, Federal, and local administrative agencies and courts; drafts and reviews agreements, legislation, regulations, and other legal documents; conducts negotiations; and prepares and issues legal opinions.

Beginning in FY20, the Public Interest Representation program is merged with the Finance and Procurement program.

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Program Contacts

Contact Carolyn Kilgariff of the Office of the County Attorney at 240.777.6766 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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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY17Actual FY18Estimated FY19Target FY20Target FY21
Debt collection - collected/total referred ratio189.0%191.0%164.0%164.0%164.0%
Debt collection - cost/revenue ratio 13.1%2.7%3.2%3.2%3.2%
Debt collection ($000)$14,814$17,889$15,545$15,545$15,545
Forfeitures collected ($000)$217.73$286.00$295.00$295.00$295.00
1  This measure indicates the labor cost spent on collection. This is an indicator designed to show that the County is able to keep the collection cost low compared to outside private industry.
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Program Budget Changes

FY20 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY19 Approved4504354.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.7347567.50
FY20 Recommended118519111.50