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Brief: Council To Host Budget Forum

The County Council at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29, will host an opportunity for the public to comment and ask questions on priorities relating to the Fiscal Year 2014 County operating budget planning process. The 90-minute session will include a presentation on the challenges that the council and County Executive will face in formulating a balanced budget for the fiscal year that will begin on July 1.

County departments are already working on early stages of the FY14 budget. County Executive Isiah Leggett is required to present his recommended budget to the council by March 15. The council and its committees will analyze the recommendations, make adjustments and adopt the budget by late May.

The forum will be held in the Third Floor Council Hearing Room of the Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. in Rockville and will be televised live by County Cable Montgomery (CCM — Cable Channel 6 on Comcast and RCN, Channel 30 on Verizon). The broadcasts also will be streamed through the County Web site at www.montgomerycountymd.gov.