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 Argues Against Young/Delauter/Shreve DRRAs in Blentlinger Appeal

With all of the terrible news of the last few days, I wanted to share something positive. When the Court of Special Appeals (COSA) over-turned the Blentlinger Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA), it … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]