County Executive Ike Leggett today released his Recommended FY16 Operating Budget of $5.1 billion for the year that begins on July 1, 2015 – a budget that increases County government tax-supported spending by only 1.1 percent while cutting the County property tax rate by about one cent. The balanced budget closes an estimated $238 million gap... The News Release has more info.
Note: The budget covers the fiscal year of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. Once the County Executive releases his budget, the County Council holds public hearings to get comments. After public hearings are held, the Council’s various committees will review the budgets of departments and agencies that relate to them, respectively.