Citizen letter to Mayor McClement questions $27.8M taxpayer subsidies for corporate Marriott

July 6,2017 To the Mayor McClement and Board of Aldermen: Seven weeks ago you [Mayor McClement] claimed that NO PUBLIC MONEY would be going toward the Downtown Hotel and Conference Center; that in fact, Plamondon, the developer was paying for his Hotel and Conference center all by himself! That doesn’t ring true to me. Already, […]

Downtown hotel good. Big box hotel that draws from our quaint historic downtown bad.

We agree, a downtown hotel is very important for economic development, and Frederick City needs one. But why are City and County officials rallying around a 7 story big box Marriott that will block the view of the spires and dominate the Carroll Creek Promenade? Just because its easy? Agreements are moving fast.  Has anyone seen […]