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Neuman releases campaign platform

Neuman releases campaign platform

| April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

County Executive Laura Neuman has released her campaign platform, Vision for Advancing Anne Arundel, outlining a growth path for Anne Arundel families, businesses and communities. “In my first year in office, we turned around a county shaken by scandal, making the government more open and responsive, and strengthening the local economy, including improving the county’s economic […]

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Annapolis Director of Transportation resigns

Annapolis Director of Transportation resigns

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

nnapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced today that Richard Newell has resigned as Transportation Director and Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Duah will be Acting Director. “I am grateful to Mr. Newell for his dedication to the needs of the City and to the citizens he served over the years,” Mayor Pantelides said. “I wish him much success.” Mr. […]

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Pantelides names Acting City Manager

Pantelides names Acting City Manager

| March 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

nnapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that Brian Woodward has been named Acting City Manager, replacing Virginia Burke, whose last day is today, Friday, March 21. Mr. Woodward was confirmed by City Council as the Recreation and Parks Director on June 18, 2012. He is a graduate of University of Maryland where he received his Bachelor […]

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Annapolis Acting City Manager submits resignation

Annapolis Acting City Manager submits resignation

| March 10, 2014 | 4 Comments

Eye On Annapolis learned that Acting City Manager Virginia Burke has submitted her resignation and given the City her two-weeks notice. Just this evening, Mayor Mike Pantelides said that the City would not be embarking on a nationwide search for a replacement for former City Manager Mike Mallinoff, but would seek local candidates. The Mayor […]

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Annapolis 2015 Budget (PDF)

Annapolis 2015 Budget (PDF)

| March 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

Below is the 2015 Budget submitted to the Annapolis City Council by Mayor Mike Pantelides. This budget calls for furloughs of unionized employees, terminations of 13 employees, and the elimination of 20 currently vacant positions. Other cursory highlights include an incredible increase in garage revenue, a decrease in tuning of the Annapolis Economic Development Corporation, […]

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Mayor Pantelides State of the City remarks

Mayor Pantelides State of the City remarks

| March 10, 2014 | 1 Comment

The following is a copy of Annapolis Mayor, Mike Pantelides’ remarks on the state of the city. This was the newly elected Mayor’s first State of the City speech and his first budget. Good evening I come to you tonight to say there is a change taking place in Annapolis. Not radical change, but concise, […]

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Neuman’s Director of communications to leave for federal position

Neuman’s Director of communications to leave for federal position

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Linda West, Anne Arundel County executive Laura Neuman’s director of communication will be leaving her position in mid April. County executive Laura Neuman and Linda West both confirmed this to Eye on Annapolis in a phone call earlier this morning. West was presented with a offer from the federal government which she will accept. It […]

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Severna Park resident, Wes Adams, running for State’s Attorney

Severna Park resident, Wes Adams, running for State’s Attorney

| March 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Wes Adams filed paperwork late last month to be an official candidate for the open State’s Attorney’s seat in Anne Arundel County. The current State’s Attorney was appointed by the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to fill out the term of longtime State’s Attorney Frank Weathersbee, who resigned last year to take a position in […]

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Our Highly Politicized Board of Education

Our Highly Politicized Board of Education

| March 2, 2014

Members of our Board of Education love to pretend that they are above politics; that such behavior is reserved for County Council, General Assembly, and other public officials.  As for themselves, they claim all they care about is what’s best for Anne Arundel County Public School (AACPS) students. But their track record running for higher […]

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Neuman Calls Out Schuh On Property, Rain Taxes

Neuman Calls Out Schuh On Property, Rain Taxes

| February 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

Documents released earlier this month have riled up the campaign of County Executive Laura Neuman. Neuman is running agains Maryland Delegate Steve Schuh for the County’s top job in this year’s election.  Friends of Laura Neuman, released the following statement. Documents show that Steve Schuh supports the current Rain Tax rates and advocated increasing property taxes […]

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Schuh Alleges Neuman Violated Campaign Laws, Will File Complaint

Schuh Alleges Neuman Violated Campaign Laws, Will File Complaint

| February 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

Citizens to Elect Steve Schuh Campaign Manager Diane Croghan today called on Laura Neuman to stop using County government resources, including computers and employees, for campaign purposes. “Laura Neuman and her staff have repeatedly used County resources for campaign purposes, which is a clear violation of the public ethics law,” Croghan said. “We remained silent […]

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Conti Withdraws

Conti Withdraws

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Democratic Candidate for Anne Arundel County Executive, Joanna Conti has withdrawn from the race after campaigning for nearly six years for the position.  The Conti Campaign issued a statement earlier today. “When you start on a multi-year quest, you don’t know what obstacles life will throw in your way. Unfortunately, several challenges have come to […]

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Neuman To Kick Off Campaign With Dawn To Dusk Tour

Neuman To Kick Off Campaign With Dawn To Dusk Tour

| February 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Laura Neuman announced the launching of her 2014 campaign for Anne Arundel County Executive with a Dawn to Dusk tour on Thursday, February 20, 2014, meeting with local residents and touring businesses throughout the county. “Since stepping into this position one year ago this week, I have been focused on strengthening the county’s economy, spending […]

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Court Likely to Let Leopold Run for Public Office

Court Likely to Let Leopold Run for Public Office

| February 11, 2014

In January 2013, a local court convicted former County Executive John Leopold on two counts of misconduct in office.  In addition to requiring him to serve jail time, it banned him from running for elective office for five years.  In September, Leopold appealed the lower court’s ruling, and last week Maryland’s Court of Special Appeals […]

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Two General Assembly Bills to Democratize the AACPS School Board

Two General Assembly Bills to Democratize the AACPS School Board

| February 2, 2014

Last Wednesday the Maryland Senate’s Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee held hearings on two bills to create a more democratically accountable system for selecting school board members in Anne Arundel County.  One bill focused on fixing the electoral system for the eight adult members of the AACPS Board of Education; the other on fixing […]

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George Johnson Is Official Challenger For Joanna Conti

George Johnson Is Official Challenger For Joanna Conti

| January 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

George F.  Johnson IV, Superintendent of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources and former Anne Arundel County Sheriff, will file his candidacy for Anne Arundel County Executive on Friday, January 31 with the State Board of Elections.  George is running as a Democrat in the June 24th Primary. On Saturday, February 1, at 11:00AM, Johnson […]

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Explaining the Capital’s Inane Political Reporting

Explaining the Capital’s Inane Political Reporting

| January 20, 2014 | 1 Comment

Campaign finance articles are a staple of good journalism, as campaign contributions may signal to the public more credibly than campaign promises the type of interests a politician will represent once in office.  But good campaign finance reporting requires that a newspaper be willing to invest in investigative reporting and report the results even if […]

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Neuman Campaign Comes Out Swinging

Neuman Campaign Comes Out Swinging

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

This evening, County Executive Laura Neuman’s campaign manager came out swinging for opponent Steve Schuh after a tweet was sent out yesterday. On Twitter, Schuh says that Neuman passed the largest spending increase in history and states that he has fought for lower property taxes. The entire rebuttal is re-printed below: Political expediency, flip-flopping, and […]

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Where’s Kenny Kirby…Again

Where’s Kenny Kirby…Again

| January 14, 2014 | 1 Comment

UPDATE: Alderman Kirby returned our call. When asked where he lives, the Alderman responded that “1236 Crows Nest Court is my address of record, period.” Kirby did state that he had not been served and questioned how hard it would be to find him. The Alderman said that he would have no further comment on […]

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Schuh Raises More Than $1 Million For County Exec Race

Schuh Raises More Than $1 Million For County Exec Race

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Delegate Steve Schuh publicly released his campaign finance report showing he has approximately $1.25 million to run a successful campaign for County Executive in 2014. “I am honored and humbled by the enormous outpouring of support from the community for my campaign,” Schuh said. “Our momentum is building to run an effective campaign with the […]

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City Manager Mike Mallinoff Released By Mayor Pantelides

City Manager Mike Mallinoff Released By Mayor Pantelides

| January 8, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides has made another major personnel move this afternoon by releasing City Manager Mike Mallinoff from his position.  The City Manager’s position is an appointed position.  Mallinoff was appointed by former Mayor Joshua Cohen, so his departure is not too shocking. Virginia Burke was hired last year as the Assistant City Manager […]

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County Executive Neuman Names New Chief Of Staff

County Executive Neuman Names New Chief Of Staff

| January 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman announced the appointment of businessman and entrepreneur Richard C. “Rook” Rogers to the position of Chief of Staff. In this position, Mr. Rogers will oversee the Office of the County Executive along with constituent and community engagement for the County. “Rook is a proven business leader with a commitment […]

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