MoCo Council Takes Aim at Commission Stipends
Before wrapping up for the holiday recess this week, some Montgomery County Council members took aim at a small, but significant line item in the budget. Council member George Leventhal is leading the charge to wipe out the county's Fire and Rescue Commission.
Why this commission among Montgomery's 83 advisory boards? Leventhal and others seem particularly offended that the commission's seven members are paid $1,000 for each monthly meeting, some of which he says last only 10 minutes.
But boosters of the commission, including the volunteer firefighter organization, see a different motiviation. The panel recently voted to oppose County Executive Isiah Leggett's proposed ambulance transport fee.
Even so, Leggett (D) was reluctant to get behind the idea this week. He supports the concept, he said, but would prefer to take a more comprehensive look at the role of all of the county's boards and commissions.
December 11, 2008; 4:04 PM ET
Categories: Ann Marimow , Montgomery County
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