The issue: These questions would set term limits for two county boards. The county's Board of Appeals acts as a quasi-judicial arm of the county government, hearing appeals of administration decisions on everything from employment to zoning. The county's Ethics Commission reviews complaints, gives advice and administers the public ethics law. Currently, members on both boards can serve an unlimited number of four-years terms. A "yes" vote on Question L would create two-term limits for the Board of Appeals; a "yes" vote on Question M does the same for the Ethics Commission.
Question N: Unsigned laws
The issue: This question resolves a rare, technical hiccup that isn't addressed in current law. A "yes" vote makes clear that if the county executive returns a bill unsigned and without comment, it becomes law on the 10th day after it was sent to the county executive.