AGENDA ITEM 4D
May 6, 2014
Introduction
MEMORANDUM
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County Council
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t-ichael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney
Glenn Orlin, Deputy Council Administrator
SUBJECT:
Introduction:
Expedited Bill 26-14, Parking Lot Districts - Transfer of Funds
Expedited Bill 26-14, Parking Lot Districts
Transfer of Funds, sponsored by
Councilmembers Berliner, Branson and Floreen, is scheduled to be introduced on May 6,2014.
A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for May 13 at 1:30 p.m.
Bill 26-14 would authorize the transfer of parking fee revenues from one parking lot district
to another, conditioned on a reasonable repayment agreement. The Council would approve each
transfer, including the terms of repayment, in the annual operating budget resolution or a separate
resolution. This Bill would not authorize the transfer of any parking lot district tax revenues.
This Bill is intended to allow the one-time transfer in FY15 ofparking fee revenues from the
Silver Spring parking lot district to the Bethesda parking lot district to cover a shortfall in operating
funds, as the Transportation, Infrastructure, Energy, and Environment Committee discussed in its
worksession on the parking lot district budgets held on April 24. The current law, County Code
§60-16, does not authorize this kind of transfer.
This packet contains:
Expedited Bill 26-14
Legislative Request Report
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Expedited Bill No.
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Concerning: Parking Lot Districts ­
Transfer of Funds
Revised:
4/30/14
Draft No. 3
Introduced:
May 6,2014
Expires:
November 6, 2015
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COUNTY COUNCIL
FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND
By: Councilmembers Berliner, Branson, and Floreen
AN EXPEDITED ACT
to:
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authorize the transfer of certain funds from one parking lot district to another; and
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generally amend the law governing parking lot districts.
By amending
Montgomery County Code
Chapter 60, Silver Spring, Bethesda, Wheaton and Montgomery Hills Parking Lot
Districts
Section 60-16, Purpose of parking lot funds
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The County Council for Montgomery County, Maryland approves the following Act:
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Section 60-16 is amended as follows:
60-16.
Purpose of parking lot funds.
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of another parking lot district.
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this subsection, "parking fee"
means revenue from parking meters, parking permits, or any
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The Council must approve any transfer under this subsection in
the resolution approving the district's annual operating budget
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separate resolution. Each transfer of funds must be
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reasonable repayment agreement.
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authorizing resolution must specify:
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the terms of repayment to the originating parking lot
district.
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Expedited Effective Date.
The Council declares that this
legislation is necessary for the immediate protection of the public interest. This
Act takes effect on July 1, 2014, and applies to any fiscal year that begins on or
after that date.
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LEGISLATIVE REQUEST REPORT
Expedited
Bill
26-14
Parking Lot Districts
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Transfer ofFunds
DESCRIPTION:
Would authorize the transfer of parking fee revenues from one
parking lot district to another, conditioned on a reasonable repayment
agreement. The Council would approve each transfer, including the
terms of repayment, in the annual operating budget resolution or a
separate resolution. Would not authorize the transfer of any parking
lot district tax revenues.
Fluctuations in revenue among parking lot districts from year to year.
To increase budgetary flexibility, with appropriate controls, among
parking lot districts.
Department of Transportation, Office of Management and Budget,
Finance Department
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be requested.
To be researched.
Michael Faden, Senior Legislative Attorney, 240-777-7905
Glenn Orlin, Deputy Council Administrator, 240-777-7936
Applies only to County parking lot districts.
PROBLEM:
GOALS AND
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COORDINATION:
FISCAL IMPACT:
ECONOMIC
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EXPERIENCE
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SOURCE OF
INFORMATION:
APPLICATION
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MUNICIPALITIES:
PENAL TIES:
Not applicable.
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