The petition drive by PGPOA (Prince George’s Property Owner’s Association) that wanted to impose two amendments to the City Charter has failed to submit the required signature by last Monday’s deadline.
This means that the charter amendment questions will not appear in the upcoming November Mayor and council election.
The PGPOA had to obtain the signatures of 20% of the qualified voters of the City to make these amendments on the ballot.
Commenting on the petition, District 1 council member Patrick Wojahn said :
“(the) proposed (amendments were brought) to essentially disable the City’s ability to provide necessary services to residents and regulate rental housing”
Reacting to Mr. Wojahn’s statement, PGPOA board member William Chicca said
“I would vehemently dispute Councilman’s Wojahn’s assessment of the intent of the petitions as typical politician’s hyperbole and posturing. In addition, if the deadline for submission for inclusion on the November 2011 ballot has passed, that does not prevent the petition from being submitted for inclusion on the 2013 ballot. “