April 1, 2020
Scott Peterson, Director of Communications, Office of Public Information, 202-277-9412
ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today presented to the County Council a $250 million Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for Fiscal Year 2021, including $94.6 million from General Obligation (GO) bonds. The CIP budget book can be viewed here.
The COVID-19 epidemic and an economic downturn is anticipated to have a significant impact on operating budget revenues. For the second year in a row, the Spending Affordability Advisory Committee recommended a GO bond authorization of $70 million, urging the County to manage its debt burden with a forecasted weak performance in county revenues.
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