I was very frustrated after reading The Frederick News-Post‘s Wednesday editorial (“Time to move forward on hotel-conference center project”) on the planned hotel-conference center project in downtown Frederick.
While you laud the value and benefits of the use of taxpayer money in other public projects around the state, you insert, almost as an afterthought, that the Randall family is not donating the land for this project but will be selling it to the project developer for its fair market value. What’s “transparent” is your hypocrisy on this issue.
Remembering all the editorials you published that were critical of Blaine Young and his pro-business attitude just adds to my frustration. If the Randall family is so excited about this project and “the benefits it will bring to Frederick”, why doesn’t it donate the land for this hotel? The money saved by doing this can be used for other purposes on this new development. It would be nice to see them putting their money where their mouth is.