Monthly Archives: January 2019

City wants $10.5m from State for sub-Plamondon parking garage — it’s a $800k/yr loser

The City’s latest ‘One-Pager’ is pitching for $10,500,000 from the state budget to support construction of an enlarged $16.15 million two-level 234 car-spaces parking garage to be located underneath Plamondon’s proposed 199-room Marriott Hotel. Let’s dub it the Sub-Plamondon  (S-P) … Continue reading

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“No state support for the Downtown Frederick Hotel” — letter to Frederick County delegates to Annapolis FULL TEXT

Dear Frederick County Legislator: We urge you to advocate and vote against any state support for the City-sponsored hotel in downtown Frederick. This project has ten counts against it, summarized below.  1. Bad start:This project was launched under the chairmanship … Continue reading

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Wordplay used to give cover to the same old subsidy scheme

State Delegate Karen Lewis Young is quoted in the Frederick News-Post (2019-01-19) as saying that the proposed new scheme at the downtown hotel should be called a Public Infrastructure Project. Del Lewis Young told the newspaper she thinks the change … Continue reading

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Ten points about the boondoggle

1. Project launched by a big time crook Mark Gaver now serving 17 years jail after being convicted in US Court on $50 million of money laundering and bank fraud. Gaver was the first chairman of the Downtown Hotel Advisory … Continue reading

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