From Harford County government:
Harford County Executive David R. Craig will host a hearing on the FY 12 budget on Thursday, January 20, 2011. The budget hearing is open to the public and will be held at Joppatowne High School. The session will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the school auditorium.
“The purpose of the budget hearing is to hear from the people of Harford County as to what they would like to see funded in the FY 12 budget,” County Executive Craig stated.
Joining the County Executive for the hearing will be members of his cabinet and county budget officials.
The FY 12 fiscal budget will be prepared between January and late March of this year. It will be presented to the Harford County Council by April 1, 2011.
“We want to hear from the taxpayers of Harford County prior to developing the budget,” County Executive Craig stated. “However, FY 12 will be a very lean fiscal year for the county and the state,” Craig stated.
Those wishing to speak during the budget hearing should arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the session in order to sign in. Those addressing the County Executive and staff will be given three minutes to express their opinion unless representing an organization. Those speaking on behalf of a group or organization will be allotted five minutes to speak.