The Harford County Council this week debated, and ultimately passed, a non-binding resolution targeting future county budgets with an eye toward accommodating salary increases.
The Harford County Council members passed a heavily-edited resolution Tuesday night they hope will encourage the next county executive to give employees a raise.
The resolution, which council members said went through seven drafts, recommends the county executive “initiate and encourage open communication” between the council and the Board of Education, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, the Harford County Public Library and Harford Community College.
It also says “enhanced, timely communication among decision makers and open dialogue among all will promote an effective budget process resulting in the appropriate allocation of financial resources.”
Councilwoman Mary Ann Lisanti said the resolution, which passed unanimously, “is to address a very complex problem, and it’s a complex problem of how we develop our budget and who’s responsible for what.”