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Program Description

  OBP Community Engagement

OBP Community Engagement provides channel management for the County's cable television station (CCM) and its three cable channels, and a Technical Operations Center to support transmission of 13 local PEG channels over three cable systems. CCM program content is created by the County Council, Public Information Office (PIO), and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Community Engagement provides production services to record and transmit programming from the Council Office Building, production support for offsite Council Town Halls and County Executive Forums, closed captioning of programs, dynamic promotion of channel and video programming across multiple media platforms, engineering staff for the Technical Operations Center to monitor the audio and video signals provided to the Comcast, RCN and Verizon cable systems, contract administration, liaison and support services for other municipal and community media channels' PEG Channels in the County. This program was formerly part of the County Cable Montgomery and Public Educational Government (PEG) Operations programs.

Program Contacts

Contact Michele Crane of the Department of Technology Services at 240.777.2845 or Julie Knight of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2760 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Percent of fresh County Cable Montgomery content (less than one month old) during peak viewing hours6.00%8.00%10.00%12.50%12.50%
Percent of English language first-run programs closed captioned in Spanish0%75%95%100%100%
Percent of English and Spanish language first-run programs closed captioned in English100%100%100%100%100%

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved11862035.00
Increase Cost: County Cable Montgomery Public Events Engineer465000.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-85140.00
FY23 Approved12241895.00