Prince George's County, Maryland

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Prince George's County is one of 24 counties in Maryland.

Website evaluation

This website was most recently evaluated on 28 Feb 2012.

The good

  • Budget is available.[1]
  • County council members listed with contact information.[2]
  • Agendas are posted.[3]
  • Property taxes can be viewed and paid online.[4]
  • Building permit info provided, permit forms not online.[5]
  • Various financial reports are available online.[6]
  • A form to submit public records is posted, along with the name and contact information of the records officer.[7]

The bad

Budget

Over the past year, between FY11 and FY12, the budget has raised by almost 1%. This raise has been compensated by an equal raise in revenues.

Executive Budget Summary 2010 - 2012.[9]
' FY 2010 Actual FY 2011 Approved FY 2011 Estimated FY 2012 Approved
Revenues
General fund 2,658,651,642 2,619,453,600 2,649,756,400 2,650,676,800
Internal services fund 40,810,350 38,476,900 38,454,500 40,918,400
Enterprise funds 152,390,198 153,482,400 146,708,500 150,010,600
Special revenue funds 117,132,673 123,140,100 121,979,500 126,925,000
Grant program funds 191,099,743 198,055,900 192,897,300 197,303,700
Total revenues 3,160,084,606 3,138,608,900 3,149,796,200 3,165,834,500
Expenditures
General fund 2,597,192,973 2,619,453,600 2,628,408,000 2,650,676,800
Internal services fund 35,504,686 38,476,900 38,193,400 40,918,400
Enterprise funds 136,967,499 159,482,400 140,059,900 150,010,600
Special revenue funds 114,801,093 123,140,100 120,698,400 126,925,000
grant program funds 191,099,743 198,055,900 192,897,300 1,197,303,700
total revenues 3,075,565,994 3,138,608,900 3,120,257,000 3,165,834,500

Public Employees

Elected Officials

County Council

All legislative powers of the County are vested in the County Council. This means that they write and pass laws that govern the body and set the budget. In addition, the County Council sits as the District Council on zoning and land use matters, and as the Board of Health on health policy matters.[2]

Current members of the county council are:

  • Mary A. Lehman, District 1
  • Will Campos, District 2
  • Eric Olson, Vice Chair, District 3
  • Ingrid M. Turner, District 4
  • Andrea Harrison, Chair, District 5
  • Derrick Leon Davis, District 6
  • Karen R. Toles, District 7
  • Obie Ptterson, District 8
  • Mel Franklin, District 9

Council Salaries

Prince George’s council members are paid $96,417.[10]


Administrative Officials

County Executive Rushern L. Baker III earns a salary of $174,539.[11]

External links

References

  1. Budget (dead link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Council
  3. .princegeorgescountymd.gov/Agenda/default.aspx Agendas
  4. Tax Search
  5. Permits (dead link)
  6. Prince George's County, MD -- Audit Reports
  7. Prince George's County, MD -- Request for Access to and Inspection of Public Records (PDF) (dead link)
  8. Legislative Calendar, but regular meeting dates are not posted on the calendar.
  9. Prince George's County, Maryland Executive Budget Summary ([1] (dead link) (dead link) PDF)
  10. Washington Post, Prince George’s elected officials due for a raise in tough economic times, Nov. 22, 2011
  11. Washington Post, Prince George’s elected officials due for a raise in tough economic times, Nov. 22, 2011