Annapolis Considering Zip Line Over Ego Alley

| July 7, 2012
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Normally, you would expect this headline on April 1st. But alas, here it’s July and someone is dead serious about it. Last week, the City held a planning session with the design consultant hired (at a cost of $150,000) to develop a new vision for City Dock.

True to form, this process has been committee’d to death with the 25 + person City Dock Advisory Committee (complete with bright orange vests) and a six person consultant team representing five companies.  But no committee is complete without input from the public. And specifically, that is why nothing will get done and this will prove to be another costly, wasted exercise.

Zip line from the Marriott roof to the Harbormaster Office….water taxi between Susan Campbell Park and Newman Street…kayak launch in Ego Alley…fishing charter boats at City Dock…youth hostel in the old Recreation Center…eliminate all parking except in front of Starbucks….

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John is the publisher and editor of Eye On Annapolis. As a resident and business owner in Anne Arundel County for more than 15 years, he realized that there was something missing in terms of community news--and Eye On Annapolis was born in late spring 2009.John's background is in the travel industry as a business owner, industry speaker, and travel writer. In terms of blogging and social media, he cut his teeth with MSNBC.com.

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