ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his second Residents’ Budget Hearing for the Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) budget cycle on Monday, March 13th at 6:00 p.m. This year’s budget hearing will be held virtually and can be watched live from the County Council’s streaming website. The hearing will be listed under “Upcoming Events.”

As we continue to develop our FY 24 budget, we want to ensure it will be a reflection of our shared values and priorities. This hearing provides an important opportunity for our residents to offer input and make their voices heard. As we continue our recovery from the pandemic and combat the effects of inflation, we must continue to be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars while advancing the programs that provide the best possible quality of life for all.

Calvin Ball
Howard County Executive

Now through 5:00 p.m., March 13th, residents can sign-up ONLINE to speak at the hearing by going to www.howardcountymd.gov/budgettestimony. Speakers must sign-up individually, and one person may not sign-up for several testifiers. Additionally, individual testimony is limited to three minutes and group testimony is limited to five. Speakers who have a document or record they wish to submit with their testimony are asked to email the file to budgettestimony@howardcountymd.gov, with “BUDGET TESTIMONY” in the subject line.

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.    

If you have any questions and/or problems registering for the Budget Hearing, please contact 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.

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