On yesterday’s airing of Maryland Morning with Sheilah Kast, one topic discussed by guests was the ballot question before Frederick County voters this fall to change the county’s structure to an Executive-Council charter.
From the WYPR website description:
This fall, voters in Frederick County will decide whether their county government should change in both size and function. A new county charter will be on the ballot. If adopted, the current board of commissioners would be gone, and in its place would be a county executive and council.
Sheilah talks about what’s at stake with Pete McCarthy, who’s been covering this issue for the Frederick News-Post, and with Herb Smith, Professor of Political Science at McDaniel College and co-author, with John Willis, of the book Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance