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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 FY22 Operating Budget for the County Council is $13,246,526, an increase of $634,436 or 5.03 percent from the FY21 Approved Budget of $12,612,090. Personnel Costs comprise 88.90 percent of the budget for 94 full-time position(s) and nine part-time position(s), and a total of 87.83 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 11.10 percent of the FY22 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 Executive defers significantly to Legislative and Judicial Branch agencies. Questions regarding the approved budgets for Legislative Branch departments should be directed to Mary Jane Berry, 240-777-7930.

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 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
FY20
Budget
FY21
Estimate
FY21
Approved
FY22
%Chg
Bud/App
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
Salaries and Wages8216761.009025407.00 8597167.00 9208102.002.0
Employee Benefits2543016.002618124.00 2617864.00 2568710.00-1.9
County General Fund Personnel Costs10759777.0011643531.00 11215031.00 11776812.001.1
Operating Expenses1011434.00968559.00 826335.00 1469714.0051.7
County General Fund Expenditures11771211.0012612090.00 12041366.00 13246526.005.0
PERSONNEL
Full-Time92.0096.00 96.00 94.00-2.1
Part-Time4.007.00 7.00 9.0028.6
FTEs85.1887.43 87.43 87.830.5
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 Expenditures11771211.0012612090.00 12041366.00 13246526.005.0
Total Full-Time Positions92.0096.00 96.00 94.00-2.1
Total Part-Time Positions4.007.00 7.00 9.0028.6
Total FTEs85.1887.43 87.43 87.830.5
Total Revenues0.000.00 0.00 0.000.0
FY22 Approved Changes
TitleExpendituresFTEs
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
FY21 ORIGINAL APPROPRIATION1261209087.43
Other Adjustments (with no service impacts)
Increase Cost: Support for Increased Constituent Services [Councilmember Offices]3600000.00
Increase Cost: FY21 Compensation Adjustment2159190.00
Increase Cost: Personnel Costs [Councilmember Offices]1183380.00
Increase Cost: Contractual Services - Equity and Inclusion Training [Council Staff Operations]1000000.00
Increase Cost: FY22 Compensation Adjustment700160.00
Increase Cost: Advertising Operating Expenses [Council Staff Operations]320000.00
Increase Cost: Planning Lapse (Reduction) [Council Staff Operations]250880.00
Increase Cost: Operating Expenses [Councilmember Offices]100000.00
Increase Cost: Print and Mail Adjustment25210.00
Increase Cost: Workforce Adjustment [Councilmember Offices]00.40
Decrease Cost: Reduce Operating Expenses - Printing-33660.00
Decrease Cost: Retirement Adjustment-261310.00
Increase Cost: Annualization of FY21 Personnel Costs-2699490.00
FY22 APPROVED1324652687.83
Program Summary
Program NameFY21 APPR
Expenditures
FY21 APPR
FTEs
FY22 APPR
Expenditures
FY22 APPR
FTEs
Council Staff Operations608973137.63623054337.23
Councilmember Offices652235949.80701598350.60
Total1261209087.431324652687.83
Charges to Other Departments
Charged DepartmentCharged FundFY21
Total$
FY21
FTES
FY22
Total$
FY22
FTES
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
Cable Television Communications PlanCable TV6631255.006685425.00
NDA - Legislative Branch Communications OutreachGeneral Fund6781737.007751307.00
Total134129812.00144367212.00
Funding Parameter Items ($000s)
TitleFY22FY23FY24FY25FY26FY27
COUNTY GENERAL FUND
EXPENDITURES
FY22 Approved13247.00000013247.00000013247.00000013247.00000013247.00000013247.000000
No inflation or compensation change is included in outyear projections.
Labor Contracts0.000000156.000000156.000000156.000000156.000000156.000000
These figures represent the estimated annualized cost of general wage adjustments, service increments, and other negotiated items.
Subtotal Expenditures13247.00000013403.00000013403.00000013403.00000013403.00000013403.000000