Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Duncan says he's 'outraged' that developer would 'break faith'

"No one was more outraged than I was at the situation that developed" in Clarksburg, says County Executive Doug Duncan.

"At its core, this is an issue of a developer breaking faith with a community and a planning agency failing to enforce its own rules and get the job done for the people we are all here to serve," he added in his last State of the County speech.

According to the Washington Post, Duncan hinted that Planning Board Chairman Derick Berlage might have to take the fall. He announced other after-the-fact measures to handle the Clarksburg corruption issue.

Some community leaders aren't impressed.

Amy Presley, one of the Clarksburg community leaders who exposed the fraud, called Duncan's comments "laughable."