At the recent June 4, 2015 Ethics Task Force meeting FoFC submitted recommendations and considerations on the following topics under discussion by the Ethics Task Force: Conflict of Interest Code of Conduct Independent Ethics Commission Investigative Powers Enforcement Lobbying Provisions Campaign Finance and Public Ethics Law (and Ex parte) Financial Disclosure Ethics Education Read FoFC’s […]
When things do not seem to make sense, something usually is amiss. Land Use Attorney, Michele Rosenfeld, offers the essence of the remand order in her letter to County Council President, Bud Otis. Her letter helps to clarify the importance of looking at all the facts and understanding the importance of the administrative record. Attorney Rosenfeld, […]
Please read this message from RALE on the Monrovia Town Center: On April 21, the Council will decide how they will handle the remanded Monrovia Town Center case. There are still many unanswered questions about what the remand means for the Phase 1 approval, as well as the Development Rights and Responsibilities Agreement (DRRA) and […]
Frederick County is experiencing sprawl at a rapid pace. The map below shows growth approved during 2012-2014, with much to more to be approved during this year. FoFC has worked hard over many years to educate and advocate for sound land use planning. The current Board of County Commissioners is not planning for the future. […]
We invite you to be part of the Water Watchers clean up team! With generous support from Wells Fargo, Friends of Frederick County has launched the “Clean Water – Healthy Kids” campaign to clean streams, plant trees and help residents understand the connection between clean streams, drinking water, health and civic pride. Ask your family, […]
Come celebrate Earth Day with friends! Volunteers are the key to protecting our streams. If we don’t pull out trash from streams, plant trees beside them, and identify stream sides that need more vegetation, who will? So, this Earth Day give back! Saturday April 18th 10-noon and noon -2pm. Raffle prizes, food and more! Location details forthcoming!