The Mayor and Council will hold a public hearing and work session, 7 p.m. Monday, March 1, on Rockville’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget.

A public hearing will also be held Monday, April 12.

The proposed FY 2022 operating budget of $139.7 million is a decrease of less than 1% from the FY 2021 adopted budget. The general fund budget, which supports the largest portion of the operating budget, is $85.3 million, a 0.8% increase.

The budget, which covers the fiscal year that begins July 1, is scheduled for adoption by the Mayor and Council on Monday, May 3.

[See page 2 in the upcoming March edition of “Rockville Reports” for our annual budget breakdown, with details and handy charts.]

City Manager Rob DiSpirito on Feb. 22 presented the Mayor and Council with a FY 2022 budget proposal that addresses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Rockville community.

Find video of the presentation with the Feb. 22 meeting listing at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter.

Public hearings aren’t the only opportunity to comment on the FY 2022 budget. Complete a budget survey, in English or Spanish at www.rockvillemd.gov/budget.

The Mayor and Council’s upcoming budget timeline includes:

  • Monday, March 22: Work session.
  • Monday, April 12: Public hearing.
  • Friday, April 16: Close of budget public record.
  • Monday, April 19: Work session.
  • Monday, May 3: Adoption of FY22 operating budget and Capital Improvements Program.
  • Thursday, July 1: FY 2022 begins.

HOW TO TAKE PART

To submit comments, email mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov, or to the City Clerk’s Office, 111 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Maryland, 20850, by 10 a.m. the day of the public hearing. Those submitting testimony should provide their names and addresses.   

To sign up to testify virtually during the hearing, send your name and phone number to mayorcouncil@rockvillemd.gov, no later than 10 a.m. the day of the meeting. 

All comments will be acknowledged by the Mayor and Council at the meeting and added to the agenda for public viewing at www.rockvillemd.gov/AgendaCenter. Agendas are typically posted a few days before the meeting. 

To practice responsible social distancing, Mayor and Council meetings are conducted by teleconference and broadcast on Rockville 11, channel 11 on county cable, livestreamed at www.rockvillemd.gov/rockville11, and available a day after each meeting at www.rockvillemd.gov/videoondemand