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Local Ballot Questions Recommendations

The Editors of Red Maryland have taken a look at all 49 local ballot questions on the ballot in the counties with referenda. Here are our recommendations.

As a reminder, we are FOR Question 1 and we are AGAINST Question 2.

COUNTY QUESTION # DESCRIPTION RECOMMENDATION
Anne Arundel County Question A Charter Amendment- Legislative Procedure – Notice of Amendment to Comprehensive Zoning Ordinances NO POSITION
Anne Arundel County Question B Charter Amendment – Purchasing Contract Limits YES
Anne Arundel County Question C Charter Amendment- Legislative Branch – Duties of County Auditor – Reports of Fraud YES
Baltimore City Question A Bond Issue – Affordable Housing Loan NO
Baltimore City Question B Bond Issue – School Loan NO
Baltimore City Question C Bond Issue – Community and Economic Development Loan NO
Baltimore City Question D Bond Issue – Recreation and Parks and Public Facilities NO
Baltimore City Question E Charter Amendment – Inalienability of the Sewer and Water Systems NO
Baltimore City Question F Charter Amendment -Office of the Inspector General YES
Baltimore City Question G Charter Amendment -Department of Legislative Reference NO
Baltimore City Question H Charter Amendment – Fair Election Fund NO
Baltimore City Question I Charter Amendment – Equity Assistance Fund NO
Baltimore County Question A Charter Amendment – Bill 13-18- County Charter – Technical Changes NO POSITION
Baltimore County Question B Charter Amendment- Bill 14-18- County Charter – The Administrative Services NO POSITION
Baltimore County Question C Charter Amendment -Bill 15-18- County Charter – Legislative Procedure NO POSITION
Baltimore County Question D Charter Amendment -Bill 16-18- County Charter – The Executive Branch NO POSITION
Baltimore County Question E Charter Amendment -Bill 17-18 -County Charter – Exempt Service Employees YES
Baltimore County Question F Charter Amendment- Bill 19-18 -County Charter – Administrative Services – Departments NO
Baltimore County Question G County Ordinance – Bill 37-18 – School Borrowing- AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $335,517,000 for public school projects, including but not limited to acquisition, construction, reconstruction, improvement, extension, repair, maintenance, conversion, and modernization of public school buildings and sites, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter. NO
Baltimore County Question H County Ordinance – Bill 38-18 -Agricultural and Rural Land Preservation Borrowing NO
Baltimore County Question I County Ordinance- Bill 39-18- Waterway Improvement Program Borrowing NO
Baltimore County Question J County Ordinance  – Bill 40-18 -Parks, Preservation and Greenways Borrowing NO
Baltimore County Question K County Ordinance – Bill 41-18 – Public Works Borrowing NO POSITION
Baltimore County Question L County Ordinance -Bill 42-18- Community Improvement Project Borrowing NO
Baltimore County Question M County Ordinance -Bill 43-18 -Operational Buildings Borrowing NO
Baltimore County Question N County Ordinance- Bill 44-18- Refuse Disposal Borrowing NO POSITION
Baltimore County Question O County Ordinance- Bill 45-18- Community College Borrowing NO
Frederick County Question A Charter Amendment- Council Member Vacancy YES
Frederick County Question B Charter Amendment- Expedited Legislation NO POSITION
Frederick County Question C Charter Amendment- Change in County Attorney Removal Process Authority YES
Frederick County Question D Charter Amendment- Fire Fighter Collective Bargaining and Binding Arbitration NO
Howard Question A Charter Amendment- Deadline for Expiration of Bill NO
Montgomery Question A Charter Amendment by Act of County Council- Redistricting Procedure – Composition of Redistricting Commission NO
Montgomery Question B Charter Amendment by Act of County Council- Property Tax Limit – Votes Needed to Override NO
Montgomery Question C Charter Amendment by Act of County Council- Merit System – Councilmembers’ Aides NO
Prince George’s Question A Charter Referendum – (CB-30-2018) – Public Works and Transportation Facilities Bonds NO
Prince George’s Question B Charter Referendum – (CB-31-2018) – Library Facilities Bonds NO
Prince George’s Question C Charter Referendum – (CB-32-2018) – Public Safety Facilities Bonds NO POSITION
Prince George’s Question D Charter Referendum – (CB-33-2018)- County Buildings Bond NO
Prince George’s Question E Charter Referendum – (CB-34-2018)  – Community College Facilities Bonds NO
Prince George’s Question F Charter Amendment- (CB-35-2018) (DR-2) – Council Member Residency Requirement YES
Prince George’s Question G Charter Amendment- (CB-36-2018)- Nondiscrimination – County Personnel and Contracting NO POSITION
Prince George’s Question H Charter Amendment- (CB-38-2018) – County Council Member Full-Time Position NO
Prince George’s Question I Charter Amendment- (CB-39-2018)- County Auditor – Appointment, Responsibilities and Authority YES
Prince George’s Question J Charter Amendment- (CB-40-2018)- County Personnel – Temporary Appointment NO POSITION
Prince George’s Question K Charter Amendment (CB-41-2018)- Charter Review Commission – Length of Term NO POSITION
Talbot County Question A Charter Amendment-  Revenue Cap NO
Wicomico County Question A Charter Amendment- (Resolution 65-2018 and Resolution 82-2018)- Administrative Appointments and Confirmation of Appointments – Director of Administration, Assistant Director of Administration, and Deputy Directors of Departments and Agencies- Charter Section 315 and 413 NO POSITION
Wicomico County Question B Charter Amendment- (Resolution 65-2018)- Transfer of Appropriations and Capital Assets; Inter-Fund Borrowing- Charter Section 708 NO POSITION

 






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