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...]

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...]

Monrovia Town Center: Council Won’t Nullify Prior Zoning Approvals

I'd by lying if I didn't say that I was disappointed with the Council today. he lead story in today's Frederick News-Post is an article confirming that the developer will be allowed to continue in the development … [Read more...]

Monrovia Town Center developers defy county: Refuse to cooperate in new hearings

Unfortunately, it's been a busy few months for us at RALE. This really should have been a quiet time, as we waited for the council-ordered hearing and review process to begin. But we wanted to make sure that things … [Read more...]

RALE letter: Three reasons the application for the Monrovia Town Center was invalid

EXCERPT: Do these three issues actually represent professional incompetence, or do they represent a willful disregard for the requirements under the Zoning Ordinance? I don’t really know. What I do know, however, is … [Read more...]

Letter to council regarding the Monrovia Town Center and the Frederick County Comprehensive Plan

EXCERPT: No reasonable person could find the Monrovia Town Center is consistent with the purpose and intent of the Frederick County Comprehensive Plan! From: Brent Simmons Date: August 24, 2015 To: … [Read more...]

Councilman Chmelik on wrong side of Monrovia development debate

I want to thank District 2 County Council representative Tony Chmelik for graciously hosting two recent town hall meetings with his constituents. Both meetings were well attended and, as expected, the primary concern … [Read more...]

District 2 Council member is helping the Monrovia Town Center developers

It's high time that we call out Council Member Tony Chmelik. He's our District 2 Council Member. He's supposed to represent the residents of District 2 - all the residents. However, right now he seems to be primarily … [Read more...]