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Program Description

  Media - PIO, Council, M-NCPPC

This program provides funding for the Office of Public Information, the County Council, and the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission to create content for the County's cable channel CCM, social media, and live Internet streaming, including County Council and Planning Board meetings, press conferences, town hall meetings, special events, feature programs, and video on demand. Each entity has separate production staff and controls content produced, and all are supported by the Office of Broadband Programs Community Engagement program. This program was formerly part of County Cable Montgomery.

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 Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Hours of first run locally produced, block, and acquired County Cable Montgomery (CCM) programming 12,2571,7032,0002,1032,150
Video communications produced for social media and cable1,4432,1231,1071,2001,250
Percent of productions completed within agreed-upon timeline100%100%100%100%100%
Engagements with video communications2,202,734876,286674,286887,286887,286
1  Production of feature stories and Council hearings were significantly reduced in FY21 because of COVID-19 and did not return to pre-pandemic levels in FY22. Production of live meeting via Zoom significantly increased.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved16075499.30
Reduce: M-NCPPC Due to Decline in Cable Fund Revenues-61450.00
Shift: PIO Expenses From the Cable Fund to the General Fund Due to a Decline in Cable Fund Revenues-26254-0.21
Shift: Council Expenses From the Cable Fund to the General Fund Due to a Decline in Cable Fund Revenues-423410.00
Shift: Audio Visual Specialist to Council General Fund Due to a Decline in Cable Fund Revenues-110271-1.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.700560.00
FY24 Approved14925948.09