WESTMINSTER, Md. —Carroll County commissioners voted unanimously Thursday to establish English as the county's official language, ending a year-long debate.
As far as how the county operates, it doesn't mean much as the government already conducts its business in English. Supporters said the ordinance is simple and that it promotes assimilation, but opponents said it's unnecessary and it sends a negative message.
"I think it's dreadful. It's not needed. We have a growing population of many languages, and it's nonsense," said Tracy Lee, a county resident.