Prince George’s County’s seven local ballot questions — two charter amendments and five bond bills — won overwhelming approval by county voters Tuesday.
Ballot questions A and B are proposed charter amendments intended to streamline county processes.
Question A would allow the County Council to more quickly make redistricting changes by reducing the number of public readings. Currently, altering the redistricting plan in the county requires three public readings of the measure, which can take six weeks to complete; the charter amendment would reduce the requirement to two readings, according to Karen Zavakos, legislative officer for the council.
“It enhances the redistricting process by making it shorter but keeping public input,” Zavakos previously told The Gazette.
Question B would allow the county to more quickly approve multi-year contracts of more than $500,000.
Bond bill questions C through G would allow for about $632 million in capital projects, to include spending for library facilities, county buildings, public safety facilities, public works and transportation facilities and community college facilities.
The bills are expected to pave the way for the establishment of a new fire station in Hyattsville and an estimated $45 million new Health and Wellness Center at Prince George’s Community College.