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Posted at 3:36 PM ET, 05/26/2010

Ruling coming on Pr. Geo's legislation

By Washington Post editors

Prince George’s Circuit Court Michele D. Hotten is expected to decide in the next 60 days whether the District Council violated a Maryland Public Ethics Law when it approved legislation last year that allowed strip malls and thousands of homes to be built in the rural parts of the county.

The Accokeek, Mattawoman, Piscataway Creeks Communities Council filed a petition in October alleging that the District Council did not file affidavits on campaign contributions made by property owners who might benefit from zoning changes. The law requires property owners to disclose whether they have made campaign contributions to any member of the Prince George’s County Council in the past 36 months. The County Council sits as the District Council when it hears zoning matters.

-- Ovetta Wiggins

By Washington Post editors  | May 26, 2010; 3:36 PM ET
Categories:  Maryland  | Tags:  Prince George's County Maryland, prince george's circuit court, prince george's district council  
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