From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – Harford County Executive David R. Craig has scheduled a second public budget hearing prior to preparation of the FY 11 county budget. The budget hearing will be held Monday, January 25, 2010 at Edgewood High School on Willoughby Beach Road in Edgewood and will commence at 6:00 p.m.
“Preparation of the annual budget for Harford County is one of the most important responsibilities of the County Executive. I want to ensure the public has ample opportunity to express their opinion and recommendations with respect to the FY 11 budget,” County Executive Craig stated.
The county executive and his cabinet will also hold a public budget hearing on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 in the auditorium of C. Milton Wright High School. The budget hearing will also begin at 6:00 p.m.
The FY 11 budget will be prepared between January and March 2010. The proposed budget will be presented to the Harford County Council by April 1, 2010. The Harford County Council reviews the proposed budget from the county executive and has the oversight authority to decrease or eliminate some budget items. The County Council can only increase the budget of the Board of Education. The County Council is required by the Harford County Charter to pass the budget by June 30.
Those wishing to speak at either public budget hearing should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the hearing to sign in. Those persons addressing the county executive and cabinet will be allotted three minutes to speak. Those individuals representing a group or organization will be allotted five minutes to speak.