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Prince George’s revives old debate about adding at-large council seats

The Prince George’s County Council is considering a charter amendment that would add two at-large seats to the panel, expanding the county legislature from nine to 11 members.

The proposal is part of an ongoing government reform effort aimed at discouraging parochialism, supporters say, while also giving lawmakers in the region’s least-affluent county opportunities to provide broader representation.

It has reignited a long and bitter battle over whether residents would benefit from expanding their government so that elected officials could serve longer, or are better off limiting the scope of public office.

Read the full article from The Washington Post.


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