After nearly four years of discussion and more than 100 meetings, the Frederick County Council approved Livable Frederick in a 6-1 vote Tuesday.

The plan, which county officials have described as a different look at updating a comprehensive planning document, has been reviewed by council members since June 12, when the county’s Planning Commission approved a resolution to hand the document over to the County Council.

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Limited government in Frederick county has always meant one thing, that being, developers develop everything insight as fast as possible under the guise of economic growth. Frederick county does not have to be destroyed in the name of limited government.




Councilman Phil Dacey: “My philosophy is much more of limited government."

So that's why he limited his attendance at government meetings.


Interesting that he works for government...




When someone says they're in favor of "limited government", it turns out what they usually mean is they don't want the government interfering with anything they want to do, but should someone else want to do something they don't approve of, they definitely want the government to intervene to stop the person from doing it.

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