County Executive Town Hall Meeting
County Executive Bob Cassilly invites citizens to participate in opportunities during January to provide input on Harford County's budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
Make your voice heard in advocating for full funding of the Harford County Public Library, including staff raises and support for the Bel Air Branch renovation project in the Capital Budget. Share your opinions with County Executive Cassilly and his team.
A town hall meeting for in-person comments is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, at Darlington Hall, room 202, on the campus of Harford Community College in Bel Air. The meeting will feature in-person testimonies, a public reading of selected emails received before and during the event, and an opportunity for citizens to call in comments through a dedicated phone line. The town hall will be broadcast on HarfordTV and streamed live on the county website.
To submit comments:
Additionally, on January 23, at 6 p.m., citizens can watch the live event on the county website at Link to Budget Town Hall.
County Council Budget Hearings
Each spring, the County Executive proposes a budget to fund county operations and capital programs for the upcoming fiscal year that begins on July 1. The County Executive’s recommended budget is based on revenue projections and must be approved by the Harford County Council. Typically, both the County Executive and County Council host budget hearings for citizens to provide input on the next county budget prior to voting on its approval. Once announced, those dates will be published here.
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Some Harford County Public Library Facts (FY23)
Harford County Public Library operates 11 branches located throughout Harford County offering access to ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. Last year the library interacted with its residents more than 12 million times – borrowing free materials, visiting branches and the website, using free WiFi, and attending classes and events. In 2021 Harford County Public Library was named a Star Library by Library Journal.
Harford County Public Library offers customers an array of free resources including books, eBooks, audiobooks, DVDs, CDs, computer use, author presentations and programs for all ages. People searching for jobs are using the Library to complete job applications, fax resumes, submit applications online, create email accounts, and search health information.