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Last Chance: Council Wants Public Opinion on Ambulance Fee

The measure was defeated once in 2010.

It's like deja vu all over again.

The Montgomery County Council is asking residents to speak out May 8 at 7:30 p.m. on County Executive Isiah Leggett's proposal to implement an ambulance fee, a measure that proved to be contentious in 2010.

The fee would authorize the county to impose and collect a reimbursement to recover costs generated by providing emergency medical services transports, according to a Montgomery County Council news release.

During the November 2010 county elections, 53.83 percent to 46.17 percent.

The fee would have generated $14 million toward the county's budget shortfall, according to supporters, but those against the fee said it would deter people from calling ambulances.

Patch wants to know .

The hearing will be held in the Third Floor Hearing Room of Council Office Building at 100 Maryland Ave. To testify or to obtain copies call the Council Office at 240-777-7803.

Malcolm Wilson May 08, 2012 at 12:58 PM
they already got the public opinion once. It was a resounding "no".

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