BALTIMORE COUNTY, MARYLAND

ELECTION RETURNS

GENERAL ELECTION
NOVEMBER 8, 2016


CHARTER AMENDMENT

Question A:
COUNTY CHARTER REVIEW COMMISSION
(County Council Bill 12-15)

Section 1203 is added to the Charter of Baltimore County to provide for the appointment by the County Council and County Executive of a Charter Review Commission in the seventh year of each decade. The Commission shall review and study the Charter and make findings and recommendations as to the necessity for deleting, adding to or amending its provisions in order to improve its efficiency and the operations of county government. The Commission shall hold at least one public hearing and, by October 15 of the year in which the Commission is appointed, shall submit a report of its findings to the County Council and County Executive, including drafts of any recommended revisions to the Charter.

For* Against
259,358 74,284
% of Total 77.7% 22.3%



REFERENDA - COUNTY ORDINANCES

Question B:
SCHOOL BORROWING
(County Council Bill 33-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $166,000,000 for public school projects, including but not limited to acquisition, construction, reconstruction improvement, extension, repair, maintenance, and modernization of public school buildings and sites, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
284,949 74,679
% of Total 79.2% 20.8%


Question C:
PARKS, PRESERVATION & GREENWAYS BORROWING
(County Council Bill 28-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $4,000,000 for parks, preservation and greenways projects, including but not limited to acquisition of playgrounds, parks and recreational facilities and the construction, improvement, repair and maintenance of playgrounds, parks and community centers, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
276,480 78,683
% of Total 77.8% 22.2%


Question D:
PUBLIC WORKS BORROWING
(County Council Bill 32-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $63,374,000 for public works purposes, for the class of projects which includes, among other things, streets and highways, bridges and storm drainage systems, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
280,882 76,160
% of Total 78.7% 21.3%


Question E:
COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT BORROWING
(County Council Bill 34-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $1,000,000 for community improvement projects, including but not limited to construction, renovation, extension, alteration, repair or modernization of street curbs, gutters, water, sewer and other utilities, and sidewalk and pedestrian system improvements to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
275,918 81,850
% of Total 77.1% 22.9%


Question F:
OPERATIONAL BUILDINGS BORROWING
(County Council Bill 27-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $22,211,986 for public operational buildings including, but not limited to, general, health, police, fire, recreation, libraries, senior center and detention buildings or facilities and necessary or desirable equipment, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
261,431 92,642
% of Total 73.8% 26.2%


Question G:
REFUSE DISPOSAL BORROWING
(County Council Bill 26-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $7,626,000 for refuse disposal projects, including but not limited to the construction, improvement, acquisition, and modernization of county refuse disposal facilities, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
244,363 106,808
% of Total 69.6% 30.4%


Question H:
COMMUNITY COLLEGE BORROWING
(County Council Bill 31-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $15,000,000 for community college projects, including but not limited to the construction, improvement, maintenance, and modernization of buildings and other improvements for the community colleges, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
241,501 114,419
% of Total 67.9% 32.1%


Question I:
AGRICULTURAL & RURAL LAND PRESERVATION BORROWING
(County Council Bill 29-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $2,000,000 for agricultural and rural land preservation projects, including but not limited to the purchase of land, development rights and conservation easements, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
238,825 114,473
% of Total 67.6% 32.4%


Question J:
WATERWAY IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BORROWING
(County Council Bill 30-16)

AN ORDINANCE to authorize and empower Baltimore County, Maryland to borrow $11,000,000 for the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, extension, repair and modernization of waterway improvement and stormwater-related projects, including but not limited to shoreline stabilization, shore erosion control, wetland restoration and streambank and riverbank restoration, to be undertaken pursuant to Sections 705(a) and 718 of the Baltimore County Charter.

For* Against
279,651 77,097
% of Total 78.4% 21.6%



REFERENDUM BY PETITION

Question K:
REGIONAL OUTLET SHOPPING CENTER
(County Council Bill 53-15)

County Council Bill 53-15 provides that a "Regional Outlet Shopping Center" use is permitted by right: (1) in the Business, Local (B.L.) Zone and (2) in the Manufacturing, Light (M.L.) Zone provided the use is in an Industrial, Major (I.M.) District. A "Regional Outlet Shopping Center," is defined as a shopping center which predominantly contains manufacturers' and retailers' outlet stores selling brand-name merchandise at a discount, is situated on a site of at least 45 acres in net area and is located adjacent to Interstate 95.

For* Against
201,186 141,828
% of Total 58.7 41.3%

* = winner

Source: Baltimore County Board of Elections

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