July 3, 2020
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Why this petition matters

Started by Delahna Semwanga

SIGN the following petition if you are a Maryland resident and you are registered to vote -->>  

LEARN more about the petition by visiting our website or following us on Facebook at Restore PG Term Limits.


The citizens need 10,000 signatures to restore limits by July 30th, 2020 to put a question on the November ballot that will restore term limits to Prince George’s County Council.

By signing this petition, you are saying YES you want residents of Prince George’s County to vote on this change in November.

History of term limits in Prince George’s Co. Md:  In 2016, the County Council, with funding from corporate developers and zoning lawyers, succeeded in it's 25 year effort to undermine the two-term limit by getting At-Large seats that sitting Council members can run for. Since 1992, developers and zoning lawyers funded FOUR efforts to repeal or revise term limits, and in 2016 they succeeded.

Cozy relations between the Council and developers have led to years of poor quality development, increased road congestion, overcrowded schools, growing public safety concerns, and failure to fund aging infrastructure - inspiring numerous tax increases. Meanwhile, the County Council has given itself huge pay increases, run the County deep into debt, and approved numerous bills that the public was unaware of or found their concerns totally ignored. 

Recent examples include:

  • Illegally changing Westphalia Town Center to a massive "Amazon" distribution warehouse.Changing Freeway Airport in Bowie to allow almost 1,00 townhomes on a dangerous 2-lane road
  •  Allowing over 350 homes in the Patuxent River floodplain
  • Allowing dozens of homes in the floodplain in Hyattsville 
  • Allowing hundreds of townhomes in the Rural Tier and dozens of other examples
  • CB-48-2020, which would allow the County Council to increase property taxes in any given year up to 10%. Right now the caps set at 5% by law and is closely tied to yearly cost of living adjustments to Social Security pension payments (currently 2%-3%).

The two-term limit brings in critical new blood and new ideas. 

  1. SIGN the CHARTER AMENDMENT PETITION Restore County Council Term Limits here by following the the instructions to sign the petition electronically.
  2. Share with family, friends, and neighbors here in the county by posting  on Facebook, sharing in community forums like Nextdoor and TownSquare, and emailIng the page link to your friends.
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Signatures: 21Next Goal: 25
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