About the Author

Steven lives in Monrovia, and serves as the President of Residents Against Landsdale Expansion (RALE).

Posted on by

County Argues Against Young/Delauter/Shreve DRRAs in Blentlinger Appeal

With all of the terrible news of the last few days, I wanted to share something positive. When the Court of Special Appeals (COSA) over-turned the Blentlinger Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA), it … [Read more...]

Posted on by

Support the bill to Prevent Zoning Amendments immediately before and after elections

There is an important public hearing this Tuesday evening (May 2, at 7:00pm) for County Executive Jan Gardner's proposed legislation to prohibit zoning amendments six months before and three months after Frederick County … [Read more...]

Posted on by

Letter to council president Bud Otis about three major developments

The following letter was sent to Frederick County Council President Bud Otis, from seven local organizations. EXCERPT: "It is difficult to see how the Livable Frederick process can be effective in … [Read more...]

Posted on by

Court of Special Appeals Overturns Blentlinger DRRA!

That's right folks, the Court of Special Appeals finally ruled in favor of the hard-fighting citizens of Frederick County against the ill-advised land use and development decisions by the Blaine Young led Board of County … [Read more...]

Posted on by

Urging the County Delegation to Strengthen the State Public Ethics Law

In the January 13 edition of the Frederick News Post, it was reported that members of the Frederick County Delegation resisted changes to improve the Maryland State Public Ethics Law. County Executive Jan Gardner has … [Read more...]

Posted on by

State’s attorney Charlie Smith ignores clear ethics violation by former commissioner Paul Smith

It took one year and two months for me to learn – yet again – how difficult it can be to enforce ethics in Frederick County. That’s when I learned that the ethics complaint that I filed against former County … [Read more...]

Posted on by

RALE asks you to help maintain the pressure to restore our appellate rights

Following up... The community has really responded well to our efforts to convince the Delegation to reverse the 2013 DRRA law that took away our appellate rights. More than 80 emails have been sent to each of the … [Read more...]

Posted on by

Two actions YOU can take now to help stop the Monrovia Town Center!

I've written several times now, explaining what has been happening regarding the Monrovia Town Center. In short... Even though we have won two great victories - first the remand by the court, and then the … [Read more...]