I’m writing in response to the front-page article published in the Sept. 29 Frederick News-Post. The article introduced an interactive map on Frederick city’s website that allows the public to highlight a variety of problem areas around Frederick that need to be addressed by the city. The issues range from housing to transportation.
One of the issues pointed out was the delay on the Monocacy Boulevard project, which everyone around Frederick knows to this point has been a complete disaster. This delay has created huge economic and traffic congestion impacts to the entire Frederick area. Even worse, the last thing I saw in the paper was that the city can’t project when it will be completed. The resident’s comment simply asks “Please complete this project ASAP.” The mayor’s response was nine words: “I agree. I’m for it. Let’s complete it ASAP.” How profound is that?
Now, compare that to another public comment submitted about more bicycle awareness so that Frederick can be more like Bogota, Colombia. The mayor’s response to that was 141 words.
Does anyone else see a problem here? Just asking.