The county council in Prince George’s, Maryland, passed a $5.4 billion budget for fiscal year 2024 on Thursday. While many of County Executive Angela Alsobrooks’ priorities remained in it, others didn’t receive funding.
An initiative that will pay for security camera vouchers for county homeowners and businesses is among the programs moving forward.
As part of the Jayz Agnew Law, enacted following the deadly shooting of a 13-year-old while he raked leaves outside his home last year, $250,000 will go toward providing up to $100 for security cameras subscriptions and $200 for cameras.
The program includes a limit of one camera per household and two per business.
Other initiatives include more weekend programs that will provide tutoring and activities for county’s youth, but Councilmember Edward Burroughs III expressed disappointment more was not done.