Friday, January 20, 2006

Council: Citizen investigation 'wasn't worth anything to us'

"When the Montgomery County Council failed to give a quick nod to Clarksburg citizens seeking reimbursement for their expenses in exposing building violations, a leader of the group said she might not participate in mediation with the developer and builders," the Frederick News-Post reports.

"Amy L. Presley, who has represented the Clarksburg Town Center Advisory Committee since it launched an investigation into the Clarksburg Town Center Project, said the message she got from councilmembers Tuesday was, '"You did a great job. Thanks for uncovering this stuff, but it wasn't worth anything to us. You will have to get it from the developers."'

"'This is certainly cause for serious evaluation of what we do next,' she said."