Friday, January 20, 2006

Civic leaders: County seeking to 'skirt' investigation

By pushing flawed reform proposals, Montgomery County officials are seeking to "skirt the investigative stage" into corruption and other improper development decisionmaking.

So says Jim Humphrey, chairman of the Montgomery County Civic Federation’s planning committee.

The Gazette reports, "If they succeed, he said, problems uncovered at Clarksburg Town Center may appear resolved when voters go to the polls this fall."

Leading the charge of the flawed reform proposals: Steven A. Silverman, chairman of the council’s Planning, Housing and Economic Development Committee.

Silverman wants to be elected this fall as the next Montgomery County Executive.