The County Executive’s budgets recommend a $4.4 million reduction in the Planning Board’s proposed budget which effectively eliminates all new programs and initiatives and will result in a reduction of services across many very important parks programs.
After a thorough evaluation of its most critical needs and through careful belt tightening, the Department of Parks is able to sustain a $2.7 million cut. However, the department still needs $1.7 million of this funding request restored to continue providing quality services to community residents. The Department’s priorities for restoring funding are outlined here.
The Department of Parks needs funding restored to operate new parks and buildings including:
The Department of Parks also needs funding restored for program enhancements, including:
Montgomery Parks needs a minimum of $1.7 million in funding restored in order to improve existing operations and programs.
What You Can Do:
Monday, 4/8/19 at 1:30 pm – Public Hearing
Monday, 4/8/19 at 7 pm – Public Hearing
Tuesday, 4/9/19 at 7 pm – Public Hearing
Wednesday, 4/10/19 at 1:30 pm – Public Hearing
Wednesday, 4/10/19 at 7 pm – Public Hearing
In April, the County Council’s Planning, Housing, Economic Development (PHED) Committee will meet to make critical recommendations on restoring parks funding.