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Posted on: October 18, 2016

[ARCHIVED] COUNCIL MEMBER TAVERAS ADVANCES “TAKE PRIDE IN OUR COMMUNITY” INITIATIVE

INTRODUCES QUALITY OF LIFE LEGISLATIVE PACKAGE
CB-59-2016, CB-63-2016 and CB-64-2016 Focus on Public Safety and Public Health Enhancements

The Prince George’s County Council, during session on Tuesday, October 18, introduced a trio of bills sponsored by Council Member Deni Taveras (D) – District 2, seeking to address public safety and health concerns in the County.

Council Bill 59-2016 would expand and clarify laws governing the use of an apartment for drug activity or prostitution. Under the legislation, landlords, owners, management staff, or tenants could be held liable if their property is used for drug activity or prostitution, including human trafficking. Council Bill 63-2016 would prohibit the illegal sale of vehicles on County roads, more commonly known as “curbstoning.” Council Bill 64-2016 addresses public health concerns related to the accumulation of garbage or litter following an eviction and mandates landlords to remove all garbage, litter and trash from the property within one business day.

These bills are a part of Council Member Taveras’ Quality of Life legislative package, included in the District 2 “Take Pride in Our Community” initiative which promotes safer, cleaner neighborhoods in Prince George’s County.

Council Member Taveras says residents deserve to live in communities that are clean and safe, and serve as a source of pride.

“We want residents to take pride in their community and stay engaged in the process of improving their neighborhoods. The ‘Take Pride in Our Community’ campaign provides important community tools to achieve that goal while sending an important call to action to enhance the quality of life in all our neighborhoods throughout the County. The bills introduced today offer a path to working better together to address some of the most pressing public safety and health concerns in Prince George’s County.”

The Council will hold public hearings for CB-59-2016, CB-63-2016 and CB-64-2016 during the scheduled Council session on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.

Council Member Taveras encourages residents to sign the “Take Pride in Our Community” pledge and join efforts already underway to improve our neighborhoods and heighten community pride in Prince George’s County.

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