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Program Description

  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 year. Each Councilmember serves on two of the following six Council Committees: Education and Culture; Health and Human Services; Government Operations and Fiscal Policy; Planning, Housing, and Economic Development; Public Safety; and Transportation and Environment. Five Councilmembers are elected by district, and four are elected Countywide. Councilmembers have staffs which are responsible for carrying out their work programs. The County Charter provides for a Confidential Aide for each Councilmember. Staff may consist of interns, analysts, legislative services coordinators, legislative senior aides, and other administrative personnel.

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Program Contacts

Contact Sandra Marin of the County Council at 240.777.7923 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved701598350.60
Enhance: New Council Member Offices96526812.00
Increase Cost: One-time Expenditures Necessary for Quadrennial Turnover4000000.00
Increase Cost: Additional Expenditures for New Council Member offices1987640.00
Increase Cost: Operating Expenses356460.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.4666072.90
FY23 Approved908226865.50