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Strong Public Services Build Strong Communities

We are holding the Council accountable by fighting for quality services.

Budget Priorities

The Council approved new staff positions for their offices while failing to fill positions at Police, Fire, and General government offices.

Developer Tax Breaks

The Council gave up $400 million in tax revenue to give tax breaks to big developers. That revenue is gone forever. In the face of budget shortfalls due to COVID that lost revenue will be devastating to the County.

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Creating a Clearinghouse of Candidate Information

MoCoWatch’s new candidate database will evolve as the election approaches. Eventually, we will create an “Essential Ballot,” which will be developed based on priorities of public service employees and the public using those services. Democracy is messy these days -...

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Creating a Clearinghouse of Candidate Information

Creating a Clearinghouse of Candidate Information

Democracy is messy these days - and incredibly demanding. At MoCo Watch, we want to make it a little easier on Montgomery County's citizens to get the information they need on the inner workings of the County government - whether it be public safety, transportation...

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What are the County Council’s Priorities?

The Montgomery County Council gave up $400 million in tax revenue that could have gone to vital services, like 911, police, fire, health and human services, school health aids, and more. Instead of tax breaks for developers, how about funding county services for residents.

The Council Needs To Get Its Priorities Straight

The Montgomery County Council created 11 new positions on their staff at $120,000 per position but refused to fund the purchase of tasers for police officers.

We Need Public Services, Not Tax Breaks for Developers

The County Council is threatening to cut services to residents due to revenue shortfalls. They have failed to fill positions at all agencies year-over-year but voted to override the County Executive’s veto of a bill to give huge tax breaks to developers.

Montgomery County Budget at a glance

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