Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Ficker Amendment Narrowly Winning

According to unofficial results from all 243 Montgomery precincts, the Ficker amendment has passed by a margin of 591 votes--the totals are 169,762 to 169,171, or 50.09% to 49.91%. Passage of the amendment changes "Section 305 of the County Charter to require a unanimous vote of 9 Councilmembers, rather than the 7 out of 9 votes currently required, to levy a tax on real property that will produce revenue that exceeds the annual limit on property tax revenue set in that section."