Letter about the Monocacy River Plan to elected officials in Frederick and Carroll counties

I sent the following email on Friday, February 15th, to the Frederick County Executive and County Council, and to the County Commissioners of Carroll County. Dear Council Members and Commissioners: The turf … [Read more...]

MD Dept. of Planning review of Livable Frederick Master Plan

On March 5, 2018, Mr. Anthony Bruscia, the Chair of the Frederick County Planning Commission, received a letter from the Maryland Department of Planning (MDP), as part of their "Local Plan Review," with detailed and … [Read more...]

Five Livable Frederick Master Plan outreach meetings scheduled

For everyone interested in the future of Frederick County, county residents will have a number of opportunity to learn about, ask about and discuss the draft Livable Frederick Master Plan at community … [Read more...]

County Executive Jan Gardner on proposed MXD bill (public hearing Tuesday)

On Tuesday evening (January 16th), there will be a public hearing about an ill-advised and controversial bill that would add large Warehouse Distribution Centers to what is allowed in the county's Mixed Use Development … [Read more...]

Smarter Growth Alliance of Frederick County: Letter of opposition to MXD bill

Please read this letter from the Smarter Growth Alliance of Frederick County, expressing strong opposition to Council President Bud Otis' bill (Bill No. 17-21) to "amend the Zoning Ordinance to specify … [Read more...]

Three meetings next week regarding the Livable Frederick Master Plan

For those who are interested in the planning of the future of Frederick County, next week there will be three meetings of note regarding the Livable Frederick comprehensive planning process, which began … [Read more...]

Tony Chmelik ignores the facts and defends poor planning

County Executive Jan Gardner recently released two studies detailing looming taxpayer costs to support the flurry of bad development approvals by the Blaine Young BoCC. The two reports, one focusing on schools and the … [Read more...]

County Executive Gardner blasts previous Young board on growth

A sobering presentation from County Executive Jan Gardner on Thursday highlighted the downside of growth, and put county council Republicans on the defensive. They promise to vet the information in the coming … [Read more...]