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The budget year runs July 1 to June 30.
The county executive drafts a proposed budget and submits it to the county council, which approves a final budget.
January – county executive holds a public hearing/town hall to solicit input on proposed budget.
April 15 – the county executive’s proposed budget is due to the county council, per the county charter.
May – county council holds work sessions with county department leaders and two public hearings.
By June 15, the county council must approve the budget.
Yes. The county council can only add to the Harford County Public Schools' budget, not remove from it. Any additions to HCPS must come from elsewhere in the budget.