Viewpoint: Prince George’s County needs a more collaborative council

For decades, Prince George’s County has been considered “a place of great opportunity,” however this “opportunity” has consistently been thwarted by what should be called “moments of self-inflicted harm.” Sadly, Prince George’s County finds itself, once again, failing to build momentum because we have no vision for its future.

Since taking their oath in December, the County Council has introduced 53 bills and 25 resolutions.

The council has done much of its work around finding ways to dismantle what came before them. Despite coming into power stating they are interested in supporting and incentivizing growth in Prince George’s underutilized transportation corridors, not a single bill has been introduced to do just that. Instead, they have chosen to focus on bills that “say no” to growth of any kind in the county, which reduces new revenue and opportunities.

As the county directly to the east of our nation’s seat of power, we have the clearest view of how a dysfunctional…

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