A successful Frederick County Council must be committed to all the county's taxpayers. The County Council should try to enact policies that increase the standard of living for local residents while trying even harder to enact policies that lower the cost of living for local residents. The County Council has an obligation to taxpayers to do this through objective critical thinking.
The present County Council has proven itself to be an ineffective check on the County Executive's tax and spend attitude. The County Council exists under the Frederick County Charter to hold oversight on county spending. It doesn't matter who the County Executive is. What really matters is that the council does its job with transparency and truthfulness.
Frederick County's prosperity is dependent on the honesty and integrity of those who oversee the local economy. The County Council has an obligation to the taxpayer to ensure that local programs work as hard for local residents as possible. Honest audits of the county budget and taxpayer focused policies are essential to fulfilling that role.
Public servants should be respectful of public opinion. This county council's indifference toward local taxpayers must stop. What's the purpose of public comment at open meetings if the outcomes have already been decided behind closed doors?
The fate of Frederick County's economic future rests in the hands of the few public officials who are entrusted with its treasury. The taxpayer has a right to expect efficiency and effectiveness in how their county spends the taxpayer's money.
Taxpayers are the share holders of Frederick County government. The Frederick County Council should be a citizen focused body that strives to lower the cost of living in Frederick County while raising the standards of living for Frederick County residents.
Frederick County zoning, permitting, and arbitrary regulation needs to be addressed in order to allow local small business to innovate and reach their full potential. Our county needs to seriously reform its' attitude towards the economic drivers that are essential to Frederick County's prosperity.
Frederick County education makes up more than 300 million dollars of the proposed 528 million dollar county budget for 2017. Taxpayers understand that throwing money at mismanaged problems seldom solves the poblem itself. Fresh Leadership and ideas are essential for results driven money management
The powers of the County Executive must be checked by the County Council without respect to partisan affiliation. As an elected body, this Frederick County Council has allowed the current County Executive to erode its' ability to provide oversight by implementing partisan planned budgetary constrains. End them.
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