Monthly Archives: February 2016

Why was it never a project goal to minimize public cost (Question to two advisory team members)

Rocky/Elizabeth, you were both on the City’s hotel advisory committee I believe: The Executive Summary of the MOU p3 lists four Project Goals: 1) Service citizen and business needs;

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Please cap the Fred Co hotel tax to prevent abuse – HB601, SB466

Dear Delegate: Please cap the Frederick County hotel tax at 3% to prevent the misuse of these revenues for an upscale downtown conference center hotel in Frederick. It is wrong, wrong, wrong, and wrong. 

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Please cap the Fred Co hotel tax to prevent abuse – HB601, SB 466

Dear Delegate: Please cap the Frederick County hotel tax at 3% to prevent the misuse of these revenues for an upscale downtown conference center hotel in Frederick. It is wrong,

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City’s downtown hotel project and Krimm/Young HB1474 are at odds

HB1474 being advanced in the state legislature by three Frederick County Delegates (four Delegates oppose the bill) refers the City’s proposed downtown Conference Center (CC) to the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) for state funding. One big problem: HB1474 is heavily … Continue reading

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‘Simple arithmetic’ LTE Frederick News-Post

Sir: The advocates of putting tens of millions of taxpayer dollars into an upscale hotel downtown constantly cite the bonanza of spending and tax-generating dollars and new jobs that this establishment will supposedly create. Let’s apply some simple arithmetic to … Continue reading

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It would be nice to see FNP site developed but let’s cut the hype

COMMENT FOR ROCKY MACINTOSH BLOG: Rocky: of course it would be nice to see the old Frederick News Post site developed, just as it would be nice to see the Carmack Jay site

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The boosters mislead by talking gross impact

Extra jobs is at the new hotel are a great subject of happy talk.  It is misleading political salesmanship. Hype. What matters is net extra jobs. If local people dine at the Trolleyhouse Grill restaurant of the DHCC rather than … Continue reading

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Jill KIng’s bizarre notion that public bonds are not public finance

FACEBOOK EXCHANGE: Jill King: you keep parroting the refrain that the bonds proposed to be issued by various public entities on behalf of this hotel project are not public money.

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State Delegate Karen Lewis Young attacks critics of the DH&CC for slowing down the project — RESPONSE

Delegate Young has a real talent for missing the point. Ms Evasion, she is. Small groups have done nothing to slow the downtown hotel and conference center project, unfortunately. It is just slow all on its own.

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Susan: I have known Richard for many years and gotten to know Kara and John reasonably well. All three do their jobs well and have achieved much good for the City in the past. For me however they have gone … Continue reading

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