Prince George’s County will welcome new county council members in a few months, and a new majority of progressive Democrats is expected to change how the council approaches issues like land use.
Some county activists are accusing the current council of limiting what new members can do in those cases.
In September 2021, former Prince George’s County Council member Derrick Davis was driven to tears as a room full of senior citizens accused the politician of underhanded politics. They fought a fast-moving proposal to radically change their community with the construction of a massive multiuse development. It’s one of many such fights around the county, and it played a part in why voters elected a new council majority with a different approach to governing.