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Safety Net Programs

Montgomery County is only as strong as its people.

We must protect the less fortunate and expand opportunity for all, in order to enable sustained economic growth that is broadly shared. Working with the nonprofit sector, government can ensure that everyone has the building blocks of a decent life, including affordable necessities such as food, housing, and caregiving for children, seniors, and people with disabilities.

Spending our $5.4 billion county budget is the biggest responsibility that the Council has. I support a budget that gives priority to human needs. County spending should provide for real growth in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable and realize the goal of reducing poverty and increasing economic security for all.