Howard County Budget Testimony

December 4, 2019

How would you like to see your tax dollars spent?

  • Do you want additional funding for police enforcement to increase public safety and community engagement?
  • Do you want to see money go to the Department of Public Works for repairs to the county roadway and street tree maintenance?
  • Are there community services that you think are lacking or could be made better with additional funding?

Whatever it is, now is your chance to let the County Executive know!

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his first Citizens’ Budget Hearing for the FY2021 budget cycle on Monday, Dec 9 at 7pm at the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. Residents are able to sign-up ONLINE to speak by going to From this same link, residents will also have the option to provide online budget testimony. 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 6pm. 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 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

The Hickory Ridge Village Board submitted written testimony. To view the testimony, click here.