Candidates for county council were asked the following questions by The Washington Post:
Growth: A number of observers believe requirements such as citizen input into planning decisions and certain design standards have stymied economic growth in Prince George's County. Do you favor removing such obstacles in order to attract new economic development?
Schools: School Superintendent Edward J. Feeney said that the schools were underfunded this year, causing the layoff of 507 teachers. County Executive Lawrence J. Hogan and other politicians maintained that the budget was sufficient and that Feeney's cuts were more dramatic than necessary. What do you think?
TRIM: Do you favor modification of the tax-limiting TRIM amendment? If so, what changes would you support?
Floyd E. Wilson Jr. (D), incumbent, 46, of 3645 Cousins Dr., Glenarden, a former teacher and businessman, is completing his second term on the Prince George's County Council. In Glenarden he has served on the Town Council and has been vice mayor. He also was the first board chairman of the Prince George's State Bank.
Growth: I feel that some rules or guidelines should be outlined and adhered to in the master plan process. Anyone who satisfies those rules, based on facts, should or can object; but if the party meets the requirements of the master plan and the sectional map amendments, he should be allowed to get zoning. Only the property owners should be allowed to be a party of record.
Schools: Basically, I feel that the school board should be an autonomous body, i.e., they should be allowed to collect taxes, make policy and implement the programs.
TRIM: Yes, I do support the TRIM amendment, because I feel if we do change it, we will not have an allotment for growth in the county. We need a minimum growth factor of at least 4 percent.