EMBARGOED for 6/21/2010
Contact: Janice Wiles 240 626 5209
Citizens To Mobilize Against Sprawl by Filing Suit
On Monday, June 21, 2010, citizens, taxpayers and voters and members of Friends of Frederick County will be available to discuss a complaint filed in the Circuit Court for Frederick County challenging the legality of the City of Frederick’s annexation of the Crum and COPT/Thatcher farms. The legal move comes as more and more citizens have signaled their opposition to exploiting farmland for unnecessary commercial and residential development. Developers’ push to build on the Crum and Thatcher properties along Route 15 continue despite the fact that there are areas available for residential growth and millions of square feet of commercial space within Frederick City that should be built first before expanding outward, and the current roads and infrastructure to support such development.
The media availability will take place on Monday, June 21, at 3 pm at the Frederick County C Burr Artz Public Library, 110 E Patrick St. Trust Conference Room.
Janice Wiles, Executive Director, Friends of Frederick County and Frederick City taxpayer
Ed Hinde, Frederick City taxpayer
Alison Cain, Frederick City taxpayer
Richard Wiles, Frederick City taxpayer
Kate Carter, Frederick County taxpayer
Additional plaintiffs and citizens may attend.
WHAT: Media Availability
WHERE: Trust Conference Room, C Burr Artz Public Library
WHEN: June 21, 2010 3pm
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