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Campaign for Frederick's Future
Update 8/5/08 Lynch for Frederick mayoral exploratory website is up!
Why a Change is Needed:
It's about planning. Aiming for higher standards and greater citizen input in decisions about our communities. As long as we continue to elect folks who feel the status quo of endless sprawl growth is fine, or who continue to buy into the economic myths of growth when we know that new development costs existing residents in terms of their pocketbooks and quality of life, we will continue to have the same old problems magnified and perpetuated upon our children. Link
July 10, 2008
by Jack Lynch
Today I signalled my intention to run for Mayor of Frederick City with an article posted at: http://airitoutwithgeorge.blogspot.com/2008/07/next-mayor-of-frederick-city.html - link to full text
It is early to hear all the loose talk about potential candidates for the Mayor of Frederick City. But I will confess a lingering passion to throw my hat in the ring, something I've only said to a couple other folks, as of today. It grew out of the discussion of future annexations for the City and has its roots in the so-called expanding horizons vision of the City's last Comprehensive Plan passed in 2004.
There are really three important things that a citizen can take on as their duty in the political scheme of our great democracy. First, is to be informed and to vote. Secondly, to appeal to government to heed your concerns and meet your vision, by speaking out in private and public, and making a concerted effort to engage those powers.
Third, and the most difficult because you cannot do it alone, is to take up public service in your community, through volunteer efforts, adding to the organizing and coalescing of community activism, and running for office based on your views and ability to manage community affairs, and contributing the vision for the future that is required to effectively govern a community's best interests...
Part II posted July 11th:
Setting a New Agenda for Frederick City
Yesterday I announced my intention to run for Mayor of Frederick and set out a challenge to the growth policy of the current City administration. Today I'll expand on the concepts of growing and redeveloping within the current City bounds.
I have in mind three major areas – a new look at the length of East Street, especially the areas close to our historic downtown that need revival of purpose. The Golden Mile corridor, and Hillcrest. East Patrick Street, and the potential for redevelopment of the county fairgrounds. The focus will be on design densities with articulated and stepped heights, mixing residential and commercial uses, with reduced auto dependence and integrated park and natural areas as buffers...
Check Out a lively and progressive Frederick political blog : Air It Out with George. I've recently begun posting blogs there
Buying a Congressional Seat in Maryland's First District - Coming to the Sixth District?