After exactly 594 miles and 9½ hours, we find ourselves in Charleston, South Carolina, the first stop in our “Great American Road Trip” through the south. The slower pace down here has given us ample time to reflect on what we’ve encountered in Charleston and, naturally, we can’t help but draw comparisons to life back in the City of Frederick.
As the City of Frederick joins the national debate regarding the future of public, subsidized housing in considering the Hope VI Project and expanding Section 8 Housing, we wish to add to the dialogue by sharing some insights based on a shocking eye-opening, personal experience.
Could someone kindly tell us what the word flat means? We assume flat to mean constant - not fluctuating, not increasing, not decreasing. However, there seems to be another definition of “flat” circulating at City Hall that we simply do not understand.
Along with another couple, we went to the Weinberg Center on Saturday, March 16th to view “Gone with the Wind,” a majestic cinematic classic that can be described, on one level, as the story of an insecure, self-centered girl coming to terms with change.
On the very last page of the front section of the March 2nd Frederick News Post (an odd place for a news story of this magnitude), a report appeared stating that the Reverend Samie Conyers, a Republican, had withdrawn his name for this fall’s county commissioners’ race. The report offered no explanation as to why. It did confirm, however, that with the Rev. Conyer’s pullout, the only other candidate to have officially registered to run for county commissioner is John Lovell, Jr.
To add to the ongoing debate surrounding how Frederick County should handle the explosive issue of growth, we wish to take this opportunity to enumerate a cause and effect pattern that we deem noteworthy.
The dictionary defines democracy as “government by the people in which supreme power is vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system.” Abraham Lincoln more succinctly explained democracy as a government “of the people, by the people, and for the people.”
Are you going to let the county tell you what flowers to plant on your property?
The Frederick County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is in the process of adopting a whole new zoning ordinance, completely abandoning what is now in place. Because this issue, while neither glamorous nor sexy, has
On the November 2002 ballot, Frederick County voters will be asked to vote on changing the form of county government. The Frederick Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) recently decided 4 to 1 to let the voters determine if the current form of government should be replaced with code home rule. We argue that there are other alternatives and, among them, a better one than code home rule.