The following were among actions taken at Tuesday's meeting of the Prince George's County Council. For more information, call 952-5182.
DRUNK DRIVING LISTS -- Council member Sue V. Mills, saying public exposure might be a way to cut down on drunk driving, introduced a resolution requesting the state attorney's office to periodically release to the media the names of all persons convicted of driving while intoxicated.
Mills said her resolution is similar to one she proposed and the council passed on June 23, requesting the state's attorney's office to release names of convicted drug offenders.
"The idea is that people will think twice about drinking and driving" if they see their names in a newspaper, said Mills. "There is a stigma about being convicted, but the stigma is only effective if people know about it," she said.
State's Attorney Alex Williams Jr. said he has no problem with Mills' resolution. He said his office has received no requests from the media or anyone else for lists of convicted drug and or alcohol offenders. But he said he would be glad to release them if requested.
NEW CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER -- The council voted unanimously to name acting county administrative officer John P. Davey, a county resident for 18 years, as the county's new chief administrative officer.
The post, which pays $95,000 annually, is the county's top nonelected position. Davey will work directly under County Executive Parris Glendening, who recommended him for the job.
Davey, 35, was chosen from among a dozen local candidates and eight candidates nationwide to replace John Wesley White. White resigned in April to accept a job in Sarasota, Fla.
Glendening said Davey was best qualified for the position because of his long experience in county government.
Before his appointment, Davey served as acting chief administrative officer. He previously was responsible for managing daily operations in Glendening's office as chief of staff. Prior to that, he served as the county's deputy chief administrative officer.
After a national search, Glendening said, "it became apparent to me that none of the candidates were more equipped to handle the job than John P. Davey."
Davey said among his first priorities will be to hire additional firemen and police officers and to increase the number of contracts the county awards to minority businesses.