Operating, Public Service Program (PSP) and Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Budgets
The Montgomery County Charter, approved by the voters in 1968 and implemented in 1970, provides for a County Council/Executive form of government. Under this form of government, the Executive develops and recommends budget proposals; the Council then authorizes expenditures and sets property tax rates. The Charter also provides for an annual six-year Public Services Program, Operating Budget, and Capital Budget and a biennial six-year Capital Improvements Program (CIP). These budgets and related fiscal and programmatic plans provide the basis for understanding, coordinating, and controlling County government programs and expenditures.
For the full County’s budget covering all the departments, agencies and projects, please visit the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) new Open Budget site.