Montgomery County, Maryland
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- Elected Officials
- Council meeting schedule, agenda, minutes, and video posted.
- Meeting information archived for three years.
- Permits and Zoning
- Building permits are provided.  and zoning informationCite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag
- Audits are archived to 2006.
- There is a section for zoning, but the page is unavailable. 
- Does not disclose if belongs to government sector lobbying associations.
- Public Records
- Form to make a public records request are not provided.
The district is facing a $300 million shortfall. As a result, the dirstrict hopes to save $400 annually by not allowing "lifestyle" drugs, like Viagra, to be part of their medicare system.
|'||Est. FY11||Projected FY 12||Projected FY 13||Projected FY 14||Projected FY 15||Projected FY 16||Projected FY 17|
|Total Revenues||(in millions)||(in millions)||(in millions)||(in millions)||(in millions)||(in millions)||(in millions)|
|'||Actual FY10||Budget FY11||Estimated FY11||Recommended FY12|
|MC gov\'t General Fund||910,865,014||842,911,520||840,803,060||857,092,070|
|MC gov\'t special Funds||335,531,019||320,644,730||325,845,750||318,380,620|
|Debt service special funds||237,431,102||259,091,380||258,894,630||291,574,070|
|MC Gov\'t Public schools current fund||198,905,678||1,919,842,746||1,889,568,492||1,987,614,562|
|Montgomery College current fund||210,576,208||215,024,676||207,916,317||216,524,676|
|Montgomery College special fund||696,390||750,000||650,000||750,000|
|M-NCPPC Special Funds||109,014,853||97,592,670||97,108,320||95,851,970|
|MC Gov\'t special funds||170,155,831||147,671,550||164,081,020||152,221,940|
|MC Gov\'t Enterprise Funds||203,701,415||213,165,170||209,358,550||219,691,880|
|Debt service special funds||0||2,913,480||2,602,130||5,069,190|
|MC Public Schools Special funds||132,130,223||128,224,619||128,224,619||79,343,580|
|MC Public Schools Enterprise Funds||53,564,910||65,120,675||56,120,675||56,533,742|
|Montgomery College current fund||7,657,808||21,283,000||21,087,558||21,283,000|
|Montgomery College special fund||28,094,621||28,803,394||26,460,810||28,717,756|
|M-NCPPC Special Funds||515,765||550,000||550,000||550,000|
|M-NCPPC Enterprise Funds||14,147,007||16,205,000||15,492,550||16,130,440|
Maryland has received at least $115 million in stimulus spending, which Montgomery County shares in. This spending is intended to expand and strengthen Maryland's One Broadband network and expand access to high-speed internet to county schools and housing opportunity commission locations. 
The Montgomery County Council is the legislative branch of County Government. It has nine members, all elected at the same time by the voters of Montgomery County for four-year terms. Five members of the Council are elected by the voters of their respective council districts. Four members are elected at-large by all the voters of the County. The Council officers are elected by the Council from among its members in December for a one-year term .
Some of the Council’s principal responsibilities are :
- Appropriates money to fund the capital and operating budgets and sets the local property tax rate and other local taxes.
- Approves all land use plans including the General Plan, area master plans, and sector plans prepared by the Planning Board.
- Acts on zoning changes.
- Exercises oversight over County programs to ensure efficiency and effectiveness.
- Approves the six-year capital improvements, public services, and fiscal policy programs.
- Approves the county Ten Year Solid Waste and Water Supply and Sewerage System Plans.
- Serves as the Board of Health for Montgomery County.
- Enacts all County laws and amendments to the Code.
- The Council sets the tax rates required to fund the County budgets.
- The Council confirms major appointments made by the County Executive and appoints the members of the Montgomery County Planning Board and the Board of Appeals.
- Acts on or initiates reorganization plans for the County government’s executive branch.
- Directs and reviews the annual independent audit of County government operations.
Main article EX state government salary
As of December 5, 2011 the Council President receives a salary of $108,976 per year. The other members receive a salary of $99,069 per year. 
The 2010 - 2014 members of the Montgomery County Council are:
- Phil Andrews
- Roger Berliner
- Marc Elrich
- Valerie Ervin
- Nancy Floreen
- George Leventhal
- Nancy Navarro
- Craig Rice
- Hans Riemer
Members of the Montgomery County Council earn a salary of $94,351. 
The County Executive oversees the enforcement of the laws of Montgomery County and provides Executive direction to all departments and offices of the County government. The County Executive also develops policies; proposes plans, programs, budgets, and legislation to the County Council; adopts Executive Orders and Regulations and appoints residents to boards, committees, and commissions. Each month, staff publishes the Montgomery County Register, which makes available to the public information on proposed, adopted and temporary regulations issued by the County Executive and Boards and Commissions, as well as other important bulletins. 
The current County Executive of Montgomery County, MD is Isiah Leggett.
Other administrators include
Chief Administrative Officer: Timothy L. Firestine
Special Assistants: Constantia Latham Joy Nurmi Charles Short
Assistant CAOs: Kathleen Boucher Fariba Kassiri Ramona Bell-Pearson Tom Street
In 2008, Montgomery County reported $130,000 spent on lobbying. 
- Official Montgomery County Website
- Montgomery County Public Schools
- Montgomery County on the Maryland Manual On-line
- Montgomery County MD.com
- Conference and Visitors Bureau of Montgomery County
- ↑ Budget
- ↑ County Executive's Recommended FY 12 - 17 Public Services Program (PDF)
- ↑ Taxes
- ↑ Property Tax
- ↑ Tax Credits
- ↑ FAQ
- ↑ Council
- ↑ Directory
- ↑ Meetings
- ↑ Permits
- ↑ Contract Search
- ↑ Awarded bids
- ↑ Zoning
- ↑ Washington Examiner, Montgomery Council to put Viagra funding back in budget, May 17, 2011
- ↑ County Executive's Recommended FY12 - 17 Public Services Program [http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/content/omb/FY12/fiscalplan/pdf/fpsum-mar15.pdf (PDF)
- ↑ Montgomery County, Maryland Expenditure Schedule B (PDF)
- ↑ Montgomery County Maryland -- Council News
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 18.2 Montgomery County, Maryland -- About the county Council
- ↑ Washington Post, Prince George’s elected officials due for a raise in tough economic times, Nov. 22, 2011
- ↑ 20.0 20.1 Montgomery County, Maryland -- County Executive
- ↑ Montgomery County - Open Secrets