COUNCIL APPROVES CHARTER AMENDMENT PLACING QUESTION FOR AT-LARGE COUNCIL SEATS ON NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
Voters to Decide on Proposed At-Large Council Seats
The Prince George’s County Council, during the final Council session before August recess on July 19, voted to approve Council Bill 40-2016, legislation placing the question regarding a proposed amendment to the County Charter on the November General Election ballot that provides for the election of two additional members to the County Council to serve at-large.
The Charter Amendment will be placed on the ballot in the following form:
To provide for the election of council members by district and at large, to change the composition of the County Council to a system of nine district members and two at large members, and to provide that a Council Member who has been elected to two consecutive terms of office as a district member shall be eligible to be elected as an at-large member.
In other action, the Council unanimously supported Council Bill 41-2016, legislation addressing situations where the County Executive and the County Council may have differing or competing legal interests. CB-41-2016 proposes a Charter amendment to provide that in the event the County Attorney determines there is a conflict of interest between the executive and legislative branches on matters requiring legal services and advice, both branches will engage outside counsel. The proposed Charter Amendment will be placed on the November General Election ballot.
To view Council Bill 40- 2016 and related information, including “Frequently Asked Questions,” please click the link below.