Baker's developer incentives fund faces criticism from council

Capital Land,Liz Farmer

They may call County Executive Rushern Baker a dreamer ... but he just might be the only one. The Prince George's County Council this week took the opportunity to rail against Baker's plan for a $50 million economic development fund during a series of budget sessions, questioning the plan's feasibility and implementation.

Council members said they want an actual implementaiton plan rather than "a list of goals," and said the concept was complicated and would require input from all county agencies affected, the Gazette reported Friday.

Baker announced his $50 million incentive fund in March. He said at the time it would entice builders who will bring new jobs and increase the suburban county's tax base.

Most recently, the county lost out to neighbor Montgomery County when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced it was signing a 15-year lease in Rockville.

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