Government News and Views

Business items addressed by the Frederick County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will appear on this page. Please be advised that these items will be presented in the context of my opinion on the subjects and consequently will not purport to be the majority opinion or the opinion of any other Supervisor.

“And I have to point out that government doesn’t tax to get the money it needs, government always needs the money it gets.”

President Ronald Reagan

January 2019 will begin the budgeting process. Many meetings will be required to review, discuss and decide on the appropriate level of funding for each department, outside agency and the School budgets. As usual we can expect that every budget will increase. My focus on individual budgets is probably more detailed than some because of my years developing and managing a governmental department budget. It is my desire to maintain a low, but reasonable tax rate that funds the NEEDS of all departments.

If you have specific questions about expenditures or the overall budget process please contact me as early as possible. Your comments and suggestions will help me in the deliberation process.