Pittman Schedules Budget Town Hall Meetings In January

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Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman will host seven budget town halls throughout the month of January, with one town hall in each councilmanic district. Once again, each meeting will feature opening remarks from Pittman and the councilmember representing the district, and will be followed by a brief presentation. Attendees will then be invited to make public comments.

“When we make the tough budget decisions, it's the words of county residents at budget town halls that I hear ringing in my ears,” Pittman said. “What you say really does matter.”

The interactive budget tool Pittman launched last year is being updated and will return to the county website by January 1. Users will be able to see how revenue and expenses of the current year’s budget are divided; explore approximate costs of programs, equipment and staff positions; and will be able to adjust tax rates and add expenses to calculate the fiscal impact.

“Our high school auditoriums seat hundreds, so mark your calendars for the budget town hall in your district,” said Council Chairwoman Allison Pickard (District 2). “This is a good opportunity to voice your priorities for the budget and how you'd like to see your tax dollars spent.”

Pittman will introduce the budget on May 1, in accordance with the county charter. The county council then has 45 days to deliberate and pass a balanced budget.

The schedule of the budget town halls is as follows:

District 5 with Councilwoman Amanda Fiedler

Wednesday, January 29, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Severna Park Middle School cafeteria

450 Jumpers Hole Road, Severna Park

 

District 1 with Councilwoman Sarah Lacey

Tuesday, January 7, 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Lindale Middle School auditorium

415 Andover Road, Linthicum Heights

District 2 with Councilwoman Allison Pickard

Thursday, January 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Old Mill High School media center

600 Patriot Lane, Millersville

District 3 with Councilman Nathan Volke

Wednesday, January 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Northeast High School auditorium

1121 Duvall Highway, Pasadena

District 4 with Councilman Andrew Pruski

Thursday, January 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Arundel High School cafeteria

1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills

District 7 with Councilwoman Jessica Haire

Tuesday, January 28, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Southern High School auditorium

4400 Solomons Island Road, Harwood

District 6 with Councilwoman Lisa Rodvien

Date, time and location to be announced

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