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Rocky Gap funder MEDCO to attempt funding of downtown hotel as Stadium Authority bails

Maryland Stadium Authority has bailed on the City of Frederick downtown hotel project. Its role as the major state financier is to be taken over by Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO.) City officials have said again and again that the … Continue reading

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Minority makes mockery of established parliamentary procedures (email to delegates, senators)

Dear Delegate/Senator: Reported in the Frederick News-Post this morning is an effort by a minority of Frederick County delegates to fund a Frederick conference center boondoggle through parliamentary trickery. Bills to enable the Maryland Stadium Authority to fund a Downtown Conference … 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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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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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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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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