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County Executive Ball to Hold 1st FY21 Citizens’ Budget Hearing on Monday, December 9th

December 6, 2019            

Media Contact: 
Mark Miller, Administrator Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his first Citizens’ Budget Hearing for the FY2021 budget cycle on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City.

“As we begin our FY2021 budget process, I encourage Howard County residents to attend our first Citizens’ Budget Hearing,” said Ball. “The engagement and input from our residents are critical to our budget process. We appreciate hearing the thoughts, advocacy and priorities for our upcoming budget. This week, we shared our first-year accomplishments we achieved together during our first 12 months. These accomplishments are built on the activism and engagement of our residents and the collaboration and partnership between the Howard County government, the non-profit and faith community, as well as civic organizations and stakeholders.”

Residents will be able to sign-up ONLINE to speak at the hearing by going to From the same link, residents will also have the option to provide online budget testimony; however, residents are reminded that internet testimony is considered public information and, as such, is subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.   

Residents who do not wish to sign-up online will still be able to sign-up in person on the night of the public hearing beginning at 6:00 p.m. Speakers must sign-up individually, and one person may not sign-up for several testifiers.

An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available if requested seven working days prior to the Hearing. Please call the Budget Office at 410-313-2077 (voice) or use Relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need additional accommodations to attend the Hearing or for more information, contact the Budget Office.