The Montgomery County Council approved ambulance fees this week, which were proposed by County Executive Isiah Leggett to assist with closing the shortfall in the county’s 2013 budget. The fees will take effect in January 2013.
As reported by WTOP radio:
The fee would produce about $17 million per year, the county executive says.
“If we are not able to come up with additional revenues, and if we’re not able to reduce the budget to that point, we’re going to have to find another way to do this,” Leggett says.
Without the fees, Leggett says he’d need to cut $11 million from the budget.