In a memo dated April 12 to the Queen Anne’s County Commissioners and made public on the County blog, the County Administrator outlined a projected $11.3 million deficit for FY 12. The deficit numbers were revised downward from previous estimates. This new estimate may impact the recommendations of the Task Force on Government Sustainability set to be released this week. The Task Force appointed by the County Commissioners and facilitated by past House of Delegates Appropriations Committee member and past MACo President, Murray Levy, is looking at many of the counties’ operations to find potential efficiencies as a way to make up for the projected deficit.
The task force’s FY 11 budget recommendations were recently implemented and outlined in a March 3 Conduit Street blog post. The $5 million reduction resulting from the implementation included layoffs, department restructuring and service reductions.