Links to current issues covered by all
MCCF committees appear below.
Education Committee Environment Committee Legislation/Committee for Montgomery Parks and Recreation Committee Planning and Land Use Committee Public Safety Committee Public Finance Committee Transportation Committee Utilities Committee
Current Issues: Utilities
Homeowners Tax Credit 2016 DeadlineResidents who recently applied for the Homeowners Tax Credit (HTC) through the State of Maryland and Montgomery County should receive an updated property tax bill by early November. September 1, 2016, was the deadline for applying for the HTC for most homeowners, but those age 70 and older can apply retroactively, subject to certain limitations. Click here to access the Civic Federation’s HTC calculator.
Analysis of the Income Tax Offset CreditMontgomery County distributes $52 million in tax credits each year to property owners who are not entitled to these credits. [View the MCCF White Paper.]
Exempt WSSC from Forest Conservation ActTwo 2014 General Assembly local bills to exempt WSSC from Forest Conservation Act and Local Street Tree Regulations have been withdrawn. [Go to Current Issues: Legislation on this website to view synopses of the bill and to view MCCF testimony on MC/PG 104-14.
Grid Resiliency Task ForceOn 3 October 2012, Maryland Governor O’Malley released the report of his (Electricity Distribution) Grid Resiliency Task Force. [View report.]
■ On 1/16/13, County Executive Leggett and County Council sent a joint letter to the Governor thanking him for releasing the Grid Resiliency Task Force Report, and recommending actions to be taken by the Public Service Commission to ensure greater reliability of the electricity grid. [View letter.]