Montgomery Again Considering Ambulance Fee

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett has pledged to introduce legislation to install a fee on ambulance delivery service, similar to that employed by numerous other localities in the DC metro area. In Montgomery County, such a measure was rejected by voters in 2010, but the current budget climate has driven this reconsideration. From coverage on WAMU radio’s website:

Leggett says the possible “Doomsday budget” or measures that need to pass to avert it in a special session of the General Assembly — namely the shifting of teacher pension payments — will cost the county millions.

“I think it would have been irresponsible of me not to go back and say to citizens, ‘You didn’t have this two years ago. And are you willing to confirm that decision knowing what you know now,'” says Leggett.

Listen here for the WAMU audio coverage.

Michael Sanderson

Executive Director Maryland Association of Counties

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