Howard Announces First FY21 Citizens’ Budget Forum

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his first citizens’ budget hearing for the FY2021 budget cycle on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City.

The public hearing provides an opportunity for residents to learn about the budget process and provide input on local spending priorities.

According to a press release:

Beginning Monday, November 25, residents will be able to sign-up ONLINE to speak at the hearing by going to From the same link, residents will also have the option to provide online budget testimony; however, residents are reminded that internet testimony is considered public information and, as such, is subject to the Maryland Public Information Act.

Residents who do not wish to sign-up online will still be able to sign-up in person on the night of the public hearing beginning at 6:00 p.m. Speakers must sign-up individually, and one person may not sign-up for several testifiers.

An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available if requested seven working days prior to the Hearing. Please call the Budget Office at 410-313-2077 (voice) or use Relay at 7-1-1, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you need additional accommodations to attend the Hearing or for more information, contact the Budget Office.

Watching county budgets? You won’t want to miss a hot topic session at MACo’s Winter Conference, “A Perfect Storm for County Budgets…Revisited.” The session is scheduled for Thursday, December 5th.

The 2019 MACo Winter Conference, Building for the Future,” will be held on December 4-6, 2019, at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

Learn more about MACo’s Winter Conference: