The transition team appointed by Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater to help guide her new administration has produced a report that challenges the executive to meet many goals.

Fitzwater has accepted the challenge and promised last week that she will take on the transition team’s blueprint and use it to prioritize the work of her administration for the next four years.

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Sorry to say, “increase transparency, promote trust, foster innovation, and strengthen accountability” went out the window when CE Fitzwater proved political patronage is alive and well by creating two high paying jobs out of thin air (on her immediate staff) and gave them to a previous campaign manager and the other to a political supporter and confidant who has lost in 3 previous attempts at elected office.


it is pretty common to hand out new jobs to people on your campaign or political supporters when elected. Like, for example, creating a job for your daughter and son-in-law when you are elected President.


Or like when sheriff Trumpkins hired one of his big campaign helpers as a deputy, even though public court records showed he had a domestic case against him. Oh, and then his great deputy / personal friend shot a dog confined to its fenced in backyard…..


The dog was not confined to his fenced-in backyard, plumbum. You were provided with the dashcam video disproving your claim, so stop lying.


Gabe - it's typical Plum's spouting off about something he knows nothing about - or thinks they/them do! All these Ding-a-lings voted for Fitzwater, and you get what you vote for!! I told you all this would happen during the campaigning. Your Honor, I rest my case!! Hahahaha!


Pumbum it pleases me everyday to realize you have such a miserable life because Sheriff Jenkins is in office. Karma is beautiful.


If you were hiring staff, why wouldn't you look at the people you have been working with for the past year? Do you feel losing an election means someone is incompetent? If so, how do you feel about Mike Hough or Kelly Schulz? If jobs were created "out of thin air", are they useful to the county? Were we understaffed before? These are all good questions to consider before you get "tead off".


You have to start somewhere. Some are short time goals and some are long term goals but all must be goals that Frederick County will ultimately achieve. Don’t give up on the difficult ones, all can be done for the next generations. Good job Toni and Rick and all of those volunteers who care about the future of their hometown. Thanks!

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