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    FY16 BUDGET UPDATES . . .

    To get the latest information on the Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget and Fiscal Year 2015-2020 Capital Improvements Program, CLICK HERE.

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    GOLDEN SHOVEL AWARDS. . .

    On April 21, County Council Vice President Nancy Floreen (to the immediate left of the speaker) presented “Golden Shovel Awards” to more than 20 residents who helped neighbors shovel out after snowfalls. Many of the awardees attended the ceremonies in Rockville, including James Gutmann (speaking), who is sometimes referred to by his neighbors as “The Snow Angel of Montgomery Village” for his tireless shoveling of many walkways, driveways, storm drains and fire hydrants.

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    Tune In With The Council. . .

    Veteran journalist and Radio America News Director Samuel Galvez joined Julie Rios Little (left) and Dubraska Vale (right) in this special En Sintonia con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council) budget show and anniversary celebration. The listeners heard from public hearing Latino participants with their budget requests. Latino participation in the budget public hearings substantially increased this year reaching almost 10% of the testimonies. Also we celebrate our anniversary month with music, cake, and more!

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    NO BOUNDARIES. . .

    Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice and new Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner exchanged views on many issues—and shared a few laughs—when they were together for the taping of an upcoming edition in the unique series called No Boundaries on County Cable Montgomery (CCM). This edition, recorded at the Grill MarX restaurant in Clarksburg, will begin airing soon on CCM (Channel 6 on Comcast and CCM, Channel 30 on Verizon).

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    WORLD CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION WEEK . . .

    Montgomery County’s Chief Innovation Officer Dan Hoffman talks about the importance of adopting new programs and technologies to help government and residents as the County Council on April 14 recognized World Creativity and Innovation Week. Among those at the ceremonies in Rockville were, left to right: Sara Miller, Bob Ekman, Councilmember Roger Berliner, Milka Piszczek, Qiuxi Zhu, Cara Lesser, Alex Nelson, Cynthia Blasko and Bob Allnutt.

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    PREVENTING CHILD ABUSE. . .

    The Montgomery County Council on April 14 recognized Child Abuse Prevention Month by honoring the work of the Tree House, which works helps provide an array of services to children and families who are impacted by abuse. At the ceremonies in Rockville left to right: Councilmembers Marc Elrich and Sidney Katz, Tree House Director Tom Grazio, “Mr. Cookie” Pat Sieg, Wendy Grier, Nina Blecher and Lisa Sieg.

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    25 YEARS OF ROCKVILLE PIZZA . . .

    Montgomery County Councilmember Sidney Katz recalls some of the fun moments of the past quarter century in downtown Rockville as he presented a proclamation on behalf of the Council on April 13 to mark the 25th anniversary of Giuseppe’s Pizza Plus. To mark the anniversary, owners Sue Feldman and her son, Scott, served their pizza special all day at the 1990 price. Among those also at the ceremonies were, from left, County Sherriff Darren Popkin, Rockville Mayor Bridget Newton and Rockville Police Chief Terry Treschuk.

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    IFP Budget Model . . .

    The interactive fiscal plan is a budget model that measures the multi-year effect of alternative revenue and expenditure assumptions on the aggregate (all-agency) County operating budget. The model calculates the cumulative six-year effect of adjusting the assumed average annual rate of change for each major budget variable. The model displays the effect of these alternative assumptions on the sixth fiscal year. Click here to access the model.

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    COMMITTEE ON LIQUOR CONTROL . . .

    The Council’s Ad Hoc Committee on Liquor Control is charged with evaluating, reviewing and making recommendations about the County’s Department of Liquor Control and its alcohol distribution to restaurants and beer and wine stores. Committee members include: Hans Riemer, Chair; George Leventhal, Council President; and Marc Elrich, Councilmember.

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    18th County Council . . .

    The 18th County Council of Montgomery County was inaugurated on Dec. 1, 2014. Each member was elected to a four-year term. Seated, left to right: Hans Riemer, Nancy Floreen, George Leventhal and Tom Hucker. Standing: Roger Berliner, Sidney Katz, Nancy Navarro, Craig Rice and Marc Elrich. Photo by Clark W. Day

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