Making normal neighborhoods legal again

I've spent over two-thirds of my life so far living in anarchic environments where the rule of law did not prevail. It's a wonder I survived at all. You see, when I was born, my parents lived in a duplex, in a … [Read more...]

Should Trout Run be added to the Frederick County Register of Historic Places?

That is the question. The question is not, and has not been, simply whether Trout Run is historic...to one degree or another. Here is how the item is listed on the agenda for the … [Read more...]

Help stop the development of the Ramsburg farm!

We are asking for your support and help to convince the Planning Commission and the county commissioners not to approve the development of a 124-acre farm in our rural community. Known as the Ramsburg farm, the … [Read more...]

Steven McKay testimony opposing the zoning change for the Casey Property

EXCERPT: "All of these homes will generate competing needs – some grave needs – for road and school improvements. Only a fraction of these infrastructure needs are currently planned, or funded. And yet, … [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...]

Smart Growth America report: Measuring Sprawl 2014

Smart Growth America recently released a report entitled Measuring Sprawl 2014. It's an update to an important and highly respected report the organization released twelve years ago: "Measuring … [Read more...]

Final Monrovia Town Center Public Hearings: April 23rd & 24th

Commissioners President Blaine Young said "his" hearings would be done in one night. How about three nights down and we're not done yet! We go back to work at 6:00pm on Wednesday April 23rd at Winchester Hall. … [Read more...]

New Monrovia Town Center Hearings Start on Wednesday, March 19

The next round of public hearings on the Monrovia Town Center Planned Unit Development (PUD) proposal is almost upon us. On Wednesday, March 19, the Planning Commission will begin a new set of hearings at 6pm in … [Read more...]