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...]

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...]

Council Ignores Judge on Monrovia Town Center

On Tuesday, June 9th (at 6:00pm), the county council will hold a public hearing on the Monrovia Town Center. The hearing is intended to be their response to circuit court Judge Nicklas’ decision to remand the case … [Read more...]

FACT-Gate and Monrovia Town Center

On January 26, 2015, Circuit Court Judge William Nicklas ruled in favor of allowing the subpoena of former Commissioner Paul Smith, as part of an appeal filed by Residents Against Landsdale Expansion (RALE), to remain in … [Read more...]

RALE subpoenas Paul Smith and two others about unauthorized “FACT” letter

PRESS RELEASE EXCERPT: "RALE has served subpoenas calling on former Frederick County Commissioner Paul Smith, Frederick Area Committee on Transportation (FACT) Secretary Michael Proffitt and Frederick County staff … [Read more...]

Much bigger Costco Distribution Center, many more trucks, same old roads and railroad bridge

On Wednesday, December 10th, the Frederick County Planning Commission will review final site plans for a major expansion of the Costco Distribution Center near the intersection of MD75 and Interstate 70. The preliminary … [Read more...]

Monrovia Town Center Phase 2 Hearing (Wednesday): Patronage or Planning?

On Wednesday, November 19th, at 9:30 in the morning, the Frederick County Planning Commission will review the Combined Preliminary Subdivision/Site Development Plan for the Monrovia Town Center PUD. At the hearing, the … [Read more...]

Monrovia Town Center – When is a FACT NOT a Fact?

Late on the night of April 23rd, the last night of the Monrovia Town Center hearings, Blaine Young, the President of the Board of County Commissioners and candidate for County Executive, read a letter into the record. … [Read more...]