Commissioners Strengthen Super Majority Resolution
Westminster, MD, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 – On Thursday, January 19, 2023, led by a motion by Commissioner Tom Gordon III, District 3, the Carroll County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to adopt a resolution requiring a vote of four Commissioners to repeal Resolution 815-2011. Resolution 815-2011, passed in 2011 by the 59th Board of Carroll County Commissioners, required a “super majority” of four commissioners voting in favor of any decision to raise taxes in Carroll County.
Until this vote, a simple majority of three commissioner votes could reverse or repeal the resolution requiring a super majority. The decision last week will now require the vote of at least four commissioners to reverse the super majority requirement to raise taxes.
“The strengthening of the super majority resolution is a commitment to the people of Carroll County during this time of record inflation and economic uncertainty. We will search for innovative ways outside the status quo, while executing the budget in a fiscally responsible manner,” said County Commissioner Tom Gordon III.