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Program Description

  Municipal Support

Cable operator franchise fees and PEG support obligations to participating municipalities within Montgomery County are paid by cable operators to the County for administrative efficiency and auditing effectiveness and then redistributed by the County to the City of Rockville, the City of Takoma Park, and the Montgomery County Chapter of the Maryland Municipal League (MML). The County has a contractual obligation to pass through fees owed to municipalities and no discretion to alter these payments. Municipalities may use franchise fees for any purpose. Under the terms of the franchise agreements, participating municipalities must use PEG Access Operating Support funding to support PEG programming operations, and PEG capital support must be used for PEG and institutional network equipment, facilities, and related capital expenditures.

Program Contacts

Contact Leny Bautista of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2865 or Seamus McNamara of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2755 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved32968190.00
Decrease Cost: Municipal Reduction-2642830.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.10.00
FY25 Recommended30325370.00