Monthly Archives: March 2016

Mr Mayor: How do you reconcile “no City tax $s” with…

Mr Mayor: you said during your address in Annapolis to the Senate Finance Committee March 22 on SB1038: “We know there are concerns and we are trying to address those concerns as they come to us.” 

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Appropriators say No to state $s for boondoggle hotel (Comments in FNP)

petersamuel Mar 26, 2016 9:41am This $200k-from-nowhere caps a week of fiascos for the outrageous boondoggle of a downtown conference hotel project. $31 million of public money the boosters of this hotel want to spend for an ‘upscale’ conference facility … Continue reading

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Comments on news story in Frederick News-Post

petersamuel Mar 26, 2016 9:41am This $200k-from-nowhere caps a week of fiascos for the outrageous boondoggle of a downtown conference hotel project. $31 million of public money the boosters of this hotel want to spend for an ‘upscale’ conference facility … Continue reading

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‘Shambles’ (LTE Frederick News-Post

Sir: The city’s downtown hotel project is a shambles. Bills HB 1474 and SB 1038 to enable the Maryland Stadium Authority to adopt the hotel project in Frederick have been shelved for the 2016 session of the General Assembly. Twenty-million … Continue reading

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Downtown hotel project fails in appropriations committees in Annapolis (LTE Frederick News-Post)

The City’s downtown hotel project is a shambles. Bills HB1474 and SB1038 to enable the state Stadium Authority to adopt the hotel project in Frederick have been shelved for the 2016 session of the general assembly. $20 million of state … Continue reading

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Senator Astle: I wish I could have intervened to say ‘You’re right, Sir’

Letter to Senator John Astle, vice-chair Senate Finance Committee, longtime senator representing Anne Arundel Co: Sir: I wish I could have intervened to confirm your line of reasoning at the very end of the Senate Finance Committee

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MSA-dictated bill SB1038 at odds with project as presented to citizens of Frederick (Senate testimony)

Senators: the City of Frederick’s Downtown Hotel and Conference Center project should not be referred to the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) for financing at this time. As presently constituted the project is a bloated mess, undeserving of $20 million of … Continue reading

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Oppose The Downtown Bloat Hotel – 2-page FLYER

The City’s proposed Downtown Conference Center Hotel (Hotel) suffers from the bloat – size-wise, cost-wise, and in the complexity of its ownership and financing.

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Wasteful bloat — for Senate Finance Committee testimony, 2016-03-22

Senators: the City of Frederick’s Downtown Hotel and Conference Center project should not be referred to the Maryland Stadium Authority (MSA) for financing at this time. As presently constituted the project is a bloated mess, undeserving of $20 million of … Continue reading

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HB1474 – letter to chairman McIntosh

I was honored to speak to your Appropriations Committee last week on HB1474, the bill to refer the proposed Frederick Downtown Conference Center Hotel to the Maryland Stadium Authority for funding. But the time allotted was very short, so I … Continue reading

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