Question A would prevent the county from being sued for any act of its agents or employes after a court has found the agent or employe not liable for the act.
Question B would provide bonds for construction of a 300-bed jail on Brown Station Road in Upper Marlboro. The jail would augment the existing jail, which is dilapidated and overcrowded. The county is under a court order to build the new jail. Those who favor the new jail say that overcrowding in the present jail has contributed to a large number of rapes and other sexual assaults among inmates. Some of those opposed say they do not want the jail in their neighborhood.
Question C would authorize the county to sell bonds to build a police station in the Laurel-Beltsville area. Currently, the northern quarter of the county, including Laurel and Beltsville, is served by police from the Hyattsville station, almost 20 miles away.
Question D would authorize a bond sale to finance construction, renovation and expansion of several fire stations and rescue facilities throughout the county.
Question E would authorize the sale of bonds for design and construction of some new county roads and repair and improvements to some existing ones as part of the county's ongoing capital budget.
Question F would authorize the sale of bonds to finance construction of or improvements to several fringe parking lots associated with bus transportation in Bowie, Clinton and Oxon Hill, a parking lot at the Beltway Amtrack station and other county parking facilities.
Question G would authorize bonds to finance Prince George's contribution to the cost of new metrobuses as well as capital costs associated with bus transit facilities serving the county.
Question H would authorize the sale of bonds to finance construction, improvements and renovation of certain public works facilities, including the public works department garage at D'arcy Road in Forestville and salt storage facilities.
Question I would authorize the sale of bonds to continue design and begin construction of a planned pedestrian mall in Upper Marlboro. The mall is part of the Upper Marlboro Development Scheme, which includes some private and state projects to revitalize the government center in Upper Marlboro.
Question J would authorize the sale of bonds to finance purchase of property surrounding the county landfill on Brown Station Road to create a buffer between the landfill and residential properties near the landfill.
Question K would increase the TRIM property tax limitation adopted in 1978 from the current absolute limit on property tax collections of $143 million. Under the proposal, the limit would be increased by applying the existing tax rate to the assessable value of all new construction in the county. The County Council would be able to increase the limit by up to 4 percent over the amount of taxes collected the preceding year.