Tag: City Council

Annapolis Mayor Pantelides proposes eliminating DNEP and HR departments

Annapolis Mayor Pantelides proposes eliminating DNEP and HR departments

| February 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announces his proposal to reorganize and realign several city offices and departments in an effort to improve the efficiency of services provided to the citizens of Annapolis.  “This proposed realignment is based in part on last year’s adoption of the Program Based Budgeting process by the City Council,” Mayor Pantelides said.  […]

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AACC’s Lindsay appointed to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

AACC’s Lindsay appointed to Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council

| October 27, 2015 | 1 Comment

[do action=”fringe”/] Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced on Oct. 16, the appointment of Dr. Dawn Lindsay to the Homeland Security Academic Advisory Council (HSAAC).  To strengthen engagement with the academic community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) formed the HSAAC in March 2012. The Council is a federal advisory committee comprised of […]

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Schuh, Adams unveil new police cruiser

Schuh, Adams unveil new police cruiser

| August 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

County Executive Steve Schuh, States Attorney Wes Adams, and Police Chief Tim Altomare unveiled the Anne Arundel  Police Department’s new 2015 Ford Explorer Police Interceptor to highlight the county’s commitment to public safety. “Our public safety professionals need effective tools like this new police cruiser to keep our streets safe,” said Schuh. “The plans we […]

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Irish Week kicks off on March 1st

Irish Week kicks off on March 1st

| February 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Several years ago, local resident John O’Leary wondered why Annapolis never had a parade for St. Patrick’s Day. As it turned out, the City used to have one, but that tradition had somehow died.  O’Leary brought it back to life in 2013 with a vengeance the week before the Irish holiday. “The idea was to […]

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City law office loses key person to Berwyn Heights

City law office loses key person to Berwyn Heights

| September 17, 2014 | 1 Comment

Jessica Cowles, a familiar face at the City Council meetings will be leaving the City for good on September 30th and submitted her resignation this afternoon. Cowles is the City’s legislative and policy analyst and works hand in hand with the Acting City Attorney in crafting the documents and policy that will eventually become law […]

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Editorial: Mayor Pantelides’ 8-month slide

Editorial: Mayor Pantelides’ 8-month slide

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

November 2013 was likely a fluke.  While it can be argued that Annapolis is a firmly Democrat leaning town and former Mayor Cohen simply ran a poor campaign, one cannot overlook what has transpired, or not transpired, since Mayor Michael Pantelides took the reins of the City of Annapolis in December. In the purest terms, Pantelides […]

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Annapolis once again without a City Manager

Annapolis once again without a City Manager

| July 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that Brian Woodward will step down as Acting City Manager, effective July 30, and has also submitted his letter of resignation as the City’s Recreation and Parks Director.   Mr. Woodward cited heath issues as his reason for leaving the City. “I have asked Mr. Woodward, and he has agreed, to […]

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Murnane, Annapolis’ Acting City Attorney resigns

Murnane, Annapolis’ Acting City Attorney resigns

| May 21, 2014 | 3 Comments

Acting City Attorney, Timothy Murnane has resigned. Murnane was appointed by newly-elected Mayor Michael Pantelides and faced consternation from the City Council almost from the first day. From sources in the City, Murnane was a divisive force in City Hall and often was seen as encroaching on the duties of other senior staff. The City […]

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Annapolis maintains AA+ bond rating

Annapolis maintains AA+ bond rating

| May 13, 2014 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that the City maintained their AA+ rating from Fitch rating agency and the outlook was upgraded to Stable. Fitch affirmed the AA+ rating and revised the outlook from Negative to Stable, citing continued management action to improve the city’s structural position, enhanced revenues, decreased spending, and execution of its plan […]

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Annapolis City Meetings To Be Streamed Online

Annapolis City Meetings To Be Streamed Online

| January 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that City Council meetings are now available online through live streaming. “Streaming the meetings is an essential move to make it easier for our residents to know what government is doing 24/7,” Mayor Pantelides said. “This enhancement allows our citizens to stay informed, educated, and up to date because it […]

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Mallinoff Is Finalist For Monterey City Manager Position

Mallinoff Is Finalist For Monterey City Manager Position

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Former City Manager Mike Mallinoff is on the move again and Eye On Annapolis has learned from a source that has spoken with Mallinoff and other Annapolis officials, that he is one of two finalists for the City Manager’s position in Monterey, CA, a city very similar to Annapolis. Mallinoff has been credited with helping […]

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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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City Announces Departure Of Planning Director Arason

City Announces Departure Of Planning Director Arason

| January 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

The City of Annapolis has released a statement regarding the departure of Planning and Zoning Director Jon Arason which we first reported on Friday afternoon. Mayor Michael J. Pantelides announced that Jon Arason will be leaving the City as the Director of Planning and Zoning, effective immediately. “I am grateful for all that Mr. Arason […]

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Full Text Of Pantelides Inaugural Address

Full Text Of Pantelides Inaugural Address

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

The full text of Annapolis Mayor, Michael J. Pantelides who was sworn in as Annapolis’ 136th Mayor this afternoon is below. Good Afternoon What a great day to be an Annapolitan! Looking around this theatre, I am humbled by your presence and the outpouring of friendship, support and dedication that I’ve received since the election. […]

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Letter To The Editor: Cohen’s Avoidable Street Fight

Letter To The Editor: Cohen’s Avoidable Street Fight

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

Now that the amended City Dock Master Plan (CDMP) has been approved by the Annapolis City Council, Cohen is taking every opportunity to tout it as a singular accomplishment.  In reality, he is personally responsible for creating a bitter community street fight over the last six months and inflicting wounds in our community that will […]

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Annapolis Mayor Honors African American Alderpersons

Annapolis Mayor Honors African American Alderpersons

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

In a ceremony yesterday held at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, Annapolis Mayor Cohen honored the work of present, past and future African American Alderpersons. According to a post made by Carl Snowden on the Annapolis Democratic Action Group facebook page. On Sunday, October 27, 2013, 4PM, at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin Street, Annapolis, Maryland, Mayor Josh […]

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City Adopts State Sediment & Erosion Control Standards

City Adopts State Sediment & Erosion Control Standards

| October 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announced that the City Council passed Ordinance 27-13, adopting an erosion and sediment control ordinance that meets the State’s sediment control laws and regulations. “These new controls go above and beyond what is required, and I commend our City Council and professional staff for their commitment to restoring the waterways […]

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Pantelides Says City Needs To Do More To Prevent Overcrowding

Pantelides Says City Needs To Do More To Prevent Overcrowding

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today, mayoral candidate, Mike Pantelides released a statement expressing his disappointment with the proposed legislation that would add school capacity to the development review criteria. He said it didn’t truly address the problem. “I am glad the City Council is addressing the problem of overcrowded schools as a result of irresponsible development. This is something […]

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My Take On Crystal Spring

My Take On Crystal Spring

| October 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

The Crystal Spring project is an enormous (by Annapolis standards) project, which, if approved, will have profound impacts on all of Annapolis and its residents, businesses, and visitors. The impacts include the environment, schools, jobs, tax base, commercial growth, senior living, traffic, and property rights; the issues are intertwined and complicated. For most of us, […]

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Citizens Group To Challenge Kirby’s Candidacy

Citizens Group To Challenge Kirby’s Candidacy

| August 2, 2013 | 1 Comment

Eye On Annapolis has learned that a citizens group in Ward Six will be challenging the candidacy of the sitting Alderman, Kenny Kirby if and when he files.  The group does not believe he meets the residency requirement to run for elected office. According to the City Charter, Article 2, Section 3: Sec. 3. – […]

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Paone Files To Retain His Council Seat

Paone Files To Retain His Council Seat

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Ward 2 Alderman Fred Paone, many times the lone voice of fiscal sense on the Annapolis City Council, filed last week for re-election. In a speech to supporters, Alderman Paone said, “The last four years have been very rewarding for me and I have enjoyed serving the communities of West Annapolis, Admiral Heights, Homewood, Taylor […]

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A Case For 110 Compromise Street

A Case For 110 Compromise Street

| July 29, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here is a case for acting now on the 110 Compromise re-zoning and engaging with the Mark Ordan investment group. We had a sunset family outing down to the City Dock last night for post-dinner ice cream and a stroll. We parked in the Donner lot and at the end of the stroll we walked […]

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