"Vote FOR Question C
C is for More Council Representation: The County Council is currently made up of nine members: five elected in a district and four elected at-large (by the entire County). Question C would create two new seats on the Council by adding two new district Councilmembers, while maintaining the four at-large seats. Most importantly, Question C would maintain your ability to vote for five members of the Council, who you can contact for constituent service needs and advocate for/against public policy.
C is for More Council Diversity: Montgomery County's population has grown by 50% since the current Council structure was enacted 30 years ago. Question C will expand democracy, provide for more representation, and add more diverse voices by adding two districts.
Vote AGAINST Question D
D will DILUTE Your Voice: Currently, every voter in Montgomery County can vote for five Councilmembers: one in their district and four at-large. This means that every resident has five Councilmembers to represent their interests and provide constituent services...If Question D passes, you’ll be limited to voting for only one Councilmember, instead of five.
D is NOT Democratic: Question D will only shuffle the chairs and create more parochialism on the Council. This same structure was used in Prince George’s County for decades and led to fractured governing and a diminished voice for residents. The at-large members of the Council are important because they maintain a Countywide perspective on major issues such as schools, the environment and transportation, and allow you the ability to contact more than one Councilmember for assistance.
For More Representation and More Diversity: Vote FOR Question C and AGAINST Question D."
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