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Marylou Berg, Communication Manager, 240-314-8105
Rockville’s Mayor and Council to Receive Budget Preview Dec. 10
Public to Get First Look at Fiscal Year 2014 Plan
Rockville, Md., Dec. 6 – Rockville’s Mayor and Council will hear a fiscal year 2014 budget preview presentation from city staff at their meeting on Monday, Dec. 10 at City Hall.
The City government’s increase in expenses, decreases in property tax revenues and limited revenues from other governments will affect the projected FY 2014 bottom line.
Rockville has made cuts to the budget for the past several years, yet the City continues to face difficult financial hurdles for the foreseeable future. To maintain the City’s record of fiscal responsibility, staff is working with the new city manager to craft a FY 2014 budget proposal that supports critical priorities of the Mayor and Council, streamlines operations, maximizes efficiencies and continues the search for cost-saving opportunities in all areas of the budget.
The public can watch the Mayor and Council meeting and budget preview at 7 p.m. on Dec. 10:
One major factor in determining the City's financial outlook for FY 2014 will be the property assessment currently underway in Rockville. An outlook on property assessment information is expected in February.
City Manager Barbara B. Matthews will present her budget proposal in mid-March, which will include property tax rates, and water, sewer, refuse and storm water management rates. The City invites the public to share their thoughts on the budget at public hearings that will begin in March, or by emailing (at any time) firstname.lastname@example.org. Final adoption of the FY14 budget is expected in May.
For more information, visit http://www.rockvillemd.gov/government/finance.htm or call the Finance Department at 240-314-8400.
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