Baker taps Shapiro to head Prince George’s County Revenue Authority

January 26, 2013

Peter Shapiro, an unsuccessful candidate last year for D.C. City Council, has been tapped to head the Prince George’s County Revenue Authority. The 100-person agency oversees speed cameras, red light cameras, parking meters, and parking garages, and helps finance county construction projects, among other responsibilities.

Shapiro, 49, a Democrat, is a former member of the Prince George’s County Council, who resigned in mid-term in 2004 to take a job at the University of Maryland. He also served on a task force examining ethics issues that Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) established in 2011. He lives in the District.

The revenue authority has an annual budget of about $44 million. Shapiro, who has begun work at the 100-person agency, is being paid $150,000. His appointment was confirmed by the authority’s board.

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