New timeline for privatization faster than Oliver Porter’s

Frederick County’s Partnership and Efficiencies Committee has released a new timeline regarding the BOCC’s move towards privatization. It can be found here. Also, seen below is a detached image of the timeline provided in that document: As seen in this timeline, and explained in slightly more detail within the original document, the final meeting of […]

07-26-11 One Frederick, Many Voices Rally

Information on privatization rally last week and what’s up for this week.

07-19-11 FoFC speaks out on privatization

Friends of Frederick County has spoken out on privatization in Frederick County – read this position paper.  Summer intern and University of Maryland graduate student, David Boston, had a lot to say at the July 2011 public hearing:   http://onefrederickmanyvoices.blogspot.com/2011/07/july-19-2011-ethics-of-bocc-outsourcing.html

BOCC seeing serious resistance against privatization plan

This afternoon marked the end of the second public hearing regarding the BOCC’s plan (being pushed forward by Commissioners Young, Shreve and Delauter) to privatize core services in Frederick County and implement a public-private partnership. There was a huge turnout of County employees and residents at the first hearing on the evening of July 12th, […]

Blaine Young sends letter to county employees on privatizing their jobs

June 30, 2011  Board of County Commissioners President, Blaine Young, sent a letter to Frederick County employees with the next steps toward privatizing county government.

Blaine Young’s BOCC favors development over our kids and rapid privatization without justification – what do you stand for?

The APFO protecting our children’s education is under siege in the interest of unchecked development The current Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) schools test, combined with forward funding for schools, has brought Frederick County schools from over 125% overcrowding to a 90% system average. The objective of having an APFO is to ensure that schools […]

FNP article: “Nonprofits to Frederick County: Take time privatizing”

Nonprofits to Frederick County: Take time privatizing Ex-commissioner asks for ‘thoughtful’ tactics Originally published June 22, 2011 By Meg Tully News-Post Staff Leaders from two area nonprofit organizations are calling for the Frederick County Commissioners to slow down on a proposal to privatize more than 500 county government jobs. In his report to the commissioners, […]

FoFC position on privatization of County services

Background The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) in Frederick County is investigating privatizing county services.  Frederick County paid $25,000 to produce an analysis of developing public-private partnerships in Frederick County to Oliver Porter, who runs his own consulting firm called PPP Associates. Mr. Porter recommends that Frederick County switches to a public-private partnership for the […]

FNP LTE on the Privatization of Frederick County services

BoCC does not operate openly Originally published June 16, 2011 Blaine Young, president of the Frederick Board of County Commissioners, is putting the county on the fast track toward privatizing our government.In preparation, the BoCC traveled to Sandy Springs, Ga., and then paid $25,000 for a report on the feasibility of privatization in Frederick County. […]