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Annapolis Mayor Under Fire

Annapolis Mayor Under Fire

| March 16, 2010 | 1 Comment

CAO Appointment Challenged When Josh Cohen took office in December, he realized that he had a tough road in front of him. As he began to dig a little deeper, he began to realize it was much more difficult than anticipated. He has faced three record breaking snow storms, making a decision to cut programs […]

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Bomb Dogs Search City Hall

Bomb Dogs Search City Hall

| March 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

Police Will Not Confirm Threat Last week, we reported (and opined) that the addition of an executive protection detail for Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen and Chief Administrative Officer Doug Smith was excessive. We received reports that, in addition to the 24-7 police protection, a daily sweep of City Hall by a K-9 team trained in […]

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Fuzzy Math At City Hall

Fuzzy Math At City Hall

| March 6, 2010 | 0 Comments

What Are The True Numbers? Over the course of 44 days, the news from Annapolis City Hall has indicated that there is budget deficit. However, they can’t seem to figure it out exactly. Since January 21, 2010, the current year deficit began at $2.6 million, ballooned up to $3.1 million (19%) and has now settled […]

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Annapolis Chief Concerned For Mayor’s Safety

Annapolis Chief Concerned For Mayor’s Safety

| March 4, 2010 | 2 Comments

Protection Detail Assigned For Cohen And Smith Rumors have been swirling for a few days that Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen now has an executive security detail.  Apparently, he and Chief Administrative Officer, Doug Smith, were escorted into Tuesday’s forum by a police detail. Certainly with the layoffs promised by Cohen and Smith, there is a […]

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Annapolis Budget Forums

Annapolis Budget Forums

| March 2, 2010 | 1 Comment

Image via Wikipedia Mayor Encourages Feedback Last night, about 60 people filled the Media Center at Georgetown East Elementary School to listen to a presentation about the City of Annapolis’ Budget (or lack of a budget it seems). The Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer, Doug Smith, succinctly outlined the problems facing the city. It is […]

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The Curious Case Of Mr. Smith

The Curious Case Of Mr. Smith

| December 29, 2009 | 0 Comments

Qualifications Questioned It seems that the Executive Director of the International city/Council Management Association (ICMA) wants to be very clear that the newly appointed Chief Administrative Officer, Doug Smith, is not credentialed by the organization, nor does he appear to be in the process as reported in The Capital on December 5, 2009. Anyone who […]

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Cohen Freezes

Cohen Freezes

| December 15, 2009 | 0 Comments

Mayor Implements Hiring Freeze Realizing what the former Mayor wanted to hide, Mayor Cohen has issued a hiring freeze to deal with fiscal mess he inherited last week. The freeze is effective immediately. The Police and Fire Departments will still be able to hire, but only with approval from the Mayor and the Chief Administrative […]

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McFall Endorses Cordle

McFall Endorses Cordle

| October 8, 2009 | 0 Comments

Trudy McFall  Crosses Party Lines As we suspected, Trudy McFall has indeed endorsed Dave Cordle in his bid for Mayor.  Below are the comments Trudy sent out to her supporters and friends and the formal press release can be found here. Dear Friends and Volunteers, Later this afternoon, I will be joining in a press […]

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