Monday, May 23, 2005

Comment: County Council should apply its Duncan standard to itself

The Montgomery County Council was correct in banning County Executive Doug Duncan from doling out taxpayer money to his political campaign supporters.

Now it should apply the same ban to itself.

It should pass a law forbidding itself to issue grants, construction contracts, and other transfers of taxpayer dollars to the political contributors of its members. The ban would include, of course, property transfers such as surplused schoolyards.