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...]

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...]

Montevue Matters Now…More Than Ever

In 1828, farmers Elias and Catherine Brunner signed their names to a document that has survived the tests of history and ensured their place in Frederick County’s historical record. Selling acreage to the county for … [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...]

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...]


EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a modified-for-print version of Steve McKay's comments to the county commissioners last night at the PUBLIC HEARING "To Consider the Proposed Creation of the Oakdale - Lake Linganore Tax … [Read more...]

Don't believe the hype! The basic facts about recent county budgets in a simple graphic

The budget is the most important task of a county commissioner, as it will be for the first county executive. Investing the tax revenues from county residents and businesses is a serious responsibility, and the county … [Read more...]

Video: June 25 Public Hearing regarding the sale of Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living Facilities

After a lengthy, and sometimes heated, public hearing at Frederick Community College on Tuesday evening, four members of the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners voted to abolish the Citizens Nursing Home Board … [Read more...]