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County Executive Holds Citizen Input Session: Public Education, North East Library and Brantwood Park Development Top the List

Post Date:02/13/2019 5:45 PM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAlan McCarthy
February 13, 2019

ELKTON, MD. – Despite the wintry conditions outside, more than 75 people filled the Elk Room at the Cecil County Administration Building in Elkton last night as County Executive Alan McCarthy held a public hearing to allow for citizen input on the FY2020 Budget. This year marks Dr. McCarthy’s third budget season since taking office in December 2016.

Budget Manager Rebecca Anderson gave a presentation and brief information session on how the budget process works and how County funds are allocated based on expenditures. Anderson also reviewed Governor Hogan’s FY20 state budget highlights, taxes and revenues, the County’s directives (based on the Strategic Plan), and challenges, both upcoming and continuous.

Twenty-three attendees approached the podium to speak for 3-minutes each on their recommendations for the FY20 budget. Funding for public schools and the new North East library, as well as the future development of Brantwood Park were easily the three hot topics equally addressed.

“I am very pleased with the great turnout at the public hearing,” said McCarthy. “I am continuously encouraged and delighted by the number of citizens who come out to offer their recommendations on the items that are important to them. We are working to build an even greater Cecil County and I value this type of feedback and suggestions as we move into the budget season.”

The public hearing had a record number of viewers log in for the live stream. If you missed it or were unable to attend, you may view the recording at: http://www.ccgov.org/government/office-of-the-county-executive. To review the Budget Manager’s PowerPoint presentation, go to: http://www.ccgov.org/government/budget.

If you wish to provide written testimony, you may submit your comments to Mr. Al Wein, Director of Administration, at awein@ccgov.org or 200 Chesapeake Blvd, Elkton, MD 21921, no later than Friday, February 15, 2019.

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Media contact:
Jennifer Lyall
Public Information Officer
410-996-8454
jlyall@ccgov.org

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