Baltimore County holds budget hearing Tuesday in Towson

Baltimore County residents can weigh in on how the government spends tax dollars during a hearing in Towson on Tuesday night.

The Baltimore County Council will hold a hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the county's proposed budget for fiscal 2017, which begins on July 1 and runs through next June. The hearing will be held at the Historic Courthouse, 400 Washington Ave. in Towson.

The spending plan proposed by County Executive Kevin kamenetz includes a nearly $2 billion general fund operating budget, which pays for running the government, an da $383 million capital budget, which pays for construction projects such as school renovations.

Kamenetz has proposed keeping the property tax rate and the local income tax rate unchanged.

Council members have only a limited ability to make changes to the budget. Over the next several weeks, council members will hear from county department heads about their budgets.

Council members are scheduled to hold deliberations on the budget on May 19 and adopt the budget May 26.

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