On Tuesday, June 4, many residents attended the Cecil County Council Legislative Meeting and were shocked by the arrogance of power displayed by County Executive Moore and supported by Council Members Hodge, McCarthy and Bowlesby.
County Executive Moore submitted Resolution No. 57-2013 ""Litigation Settlement - York Building Products, Co., Inc. v. Cecil County, Maryland".
Why was this case being settled when court proceedings strongly indicated that Cecil County Government would win their case against York Building Products? In my opinion - and many others - County Executive Moore and the 3 Council members (Hodge, McCarthy and Bowlesby) were acting in the best interest of York Building Products and invalidated the integrity of the Comprehensive Rezoning Process. I was shocked to find out later that the consent order had already been signed and time stamped into the record. It appears to be a done deal and we were told by County Administrator, Al Wein, that we would have to consult with our Council Attorney - thanks to Hodge, McCarthy and Bowlesby just happens to be the County Executive's attorney - to find out if it really is a done deal.
This is just another indication that Charter Government is a complete failure. Checks and balances have been removed and special interests pretty much have unilateral control of our county. In my opinion, you will continue to see special interests use Cecil County as their own personal piggy bank.
Link to my comments during the Legislative Meeting.
Link to public comments during the Legislative Meeting.