Sunday, May 06, 2007

Budget Survey Results

Thanks to everyone who responded to the Budget Survey. You can see all of the results at this URL: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dqp6qtz_474mmtft

Twenty two people took the survey and the results are interesting and mixed.
  • Public safety is the number one priority in the budget with transportation and the hospital tied for second priority.

  • The respondents prefer user fees and/or phone taxes over property tax increases to generate revenue.

  • It is obvious that the county government suffers from a significant "trust gap." Responses suggest that the county government needs to get its own house in order.

The survey will be sent to our County Councilman Tom Dernoga, but there is nothing better than expressing your opinions in public. You have a chance this week to do just that.

A public hearing will be held this coming Tuesday, May 8th at 7:00pm at the County Council Hearing Room in the County Administration Building in Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772.

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