Monthly Archives: April 2016

The jaw dropping hotel boondoggle – LTE Frederick News-Post

An editorial the Frederick News-Post ran August 11, 2013 led off: “While it’s still early stages for the hotel and conference center planned for downtown, we have to confess our jaws dropped slightly at the estimated price tag the city … Continue reading

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Clash with Del Karen Lewis Young

klewisyoung Apr 7, 2016 1:10pm This project has been vetted in the public for seven years. Well over 20 public meetings have been held including citizen NAC meetings. The ENTIRE costs of the hotel will be paid by the developer. … Continue reading

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Del Karen L Young (COMMENT)

klewisyoung Apr 7, 2016 1:10pm FREDERICK NEWS-POST This project has been vetted in the public for seven years. Well over 20 public meetings have been held including citizen NAC meetings. The ENTIRE costs of the hotel will be paid by … Continue reading

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John Fieseler says government funding of hotels “the new norm” COMMENT

It is the new norm, says John Fieseler, Frederick’s director of tourism when speaking of government funding of conference centers. He’s not aware of any hotel conference centers being built with investor money. They are all public private partnerships. So … Continue reading

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Trickery & lies used to promote wasteful, rotten project (comment FNP)

Disappointing news. This is a wasteful, rotten and destructive project. Wasteful because it is going to cost $70m to build a facility whose prospective revenues make it worth about half that. Rotten because it has been advanced with trickery and … Continue reading

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Officials in grip of an absurd theory of catalytic

COMMENT in FNP: Frederick is run by a bunch of officials and business lobbyists in the grip of an absurd theory. The hotel project they believe is a miracle cure for the City’s patchy downtown development. Wednesday’s joint media statement … Continue reading

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John Fieseler tourism chief: Government-$s for conference centers “the new norm”

It is the new norm, says John Fieseler, Frederick’s director of tourism when speaking of government funding of conference centers. He’s not aware of any hotel conference centers being built with investor money. They are all public private partnerships. So … Continue reading

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A wasteful, destructive, rotten project promoted with steamroller trickery

…This is a wasteful, rotten and destructive project. (After news of the backroom dealings and bypass) Wasteful because it is going to cost $70m to build a facility whose prospective revenues make it worth about half that. Rotten because it … Continue reading

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They’re in the grip of an absurd theory of miracle cure for patchy development

Frederick is run by a bunch of officials and business lobbyists in the grip of an absurd theory. The hotel project they believe is a miracle cure for the City’s patchy downtown development. Wednesday’s joint media statement says it will … Continue reading

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Gov Hogan: Please veto all items in the capital program for…

Gov Hogan: please veto all line items in the capital budget for funding a Downtown Hotel Conference Center here in Frederick. Hotels can and should stand on their own feet financially. They should not receive state funding. Conference/convention centers often … Continue reading

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