Councilman David Marks will go door-to-door Monday asking county residents to sign a petition opposing a bill that would give some illegal immigrants in-state tuition.
"I think too often citizens don't get a chance to vote on important issues," Marks said.
"I oppose this," Marks said. "I think it was overreaching by the state legislature.
The announcement of Marks' participation came on Facebook this weekend.
Marks will visit homes in the Loch Raven Village area less than a week after he and four other council members issued a letter of support for the petition drive.
The neighborhood was selected for pragmatic reasons, he said—it's densely packed with townhouses, and Marks plans on spending most of the day in Towson since it's close to work and on the way back to his Perry Hall home.
The Perry Hall Republican said he made the decision to take the petition into a neighborhood in his district before the council decided to issue the letter of support.
The members, a majority of the seven-member council, say the issue has future fiscal consequences for the county.
"I'm not going to be doing any more door-to-door [for the petition]," Marks said. "This is it."