May 21st, 2008

we can't teach what we don't know
  • uu_mom

Do you want a voice in tax increases?

The County Council raised taxes in spite of the law (Section 813. Approval of New or Additional Taxes by Referendum. - Put 813 into this search site), and raised taxes without voter approval. There's an article about it in the Washington Post today. The issues of the charter are on page 2 of the article. Few knew that the vote was being held at this meeting or could attend even if they knew.

I have created a poll to see what you think about this issue. Anonymous votes are not allowed in polls due to security reasons & fairness in voting (no one can vote twice, for instance), which means that people without LiveJournal accounts cannot vote in polls; they will need to create their own accounts before voting. If you don't have an account, you can still comment to this post.

Poll #1191837 Prince George's County Tax Increases

Should the County Council be allowed to raise taxes without public input?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
1(100.0%)
In emergency circumstances
0(0.0%)
Undecided
0(0.0%)

Should all tax increases be brought to the voters before they are implemented?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
1(100.0%)
Undecided
0(0.0%)