Tag: Mayor Joshua J. Cohen

City Receives Grant For Stanton Community Center

City Receives Grant For Stanton Community Center

| March 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announced that the City received grant money totaling more than $100,000. The money is from separate grants including an $80,000 Community Legacy grant and a $22,000 Technical Assistant grant, both from the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The City also received a $10,000 “Ladders to Success” grant from […]

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Old Boats Get New Life In Annapolis

Old Boats Get New Life In Annapolis

| October 13, 2011 | 4 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announced that the City has received the first of two cutting-edge propulsion systems, mounted on Harbormaster boats, helping to save the Bay while saving the City money. Only a dozen of these hybrid diesel-electric-solar propulsion systems exist worldwide and Annapolis was awarded grant money to purchase two of the twelve. […]

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Annapolis Greenscape Project

Annapolis Greenscape Project

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mayor Joshua J. Cohen invites all residents to join him on Saturday, October 22, to participate in “Make a Difference Day” – the fall GreenScape project for 2011. “Make a Difference Day” is a national program encouraging groups and individuals to volunteer in their community. Volunteers may order up to 100 purple tulip bulbs and […]

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Cohen Pitches In For Cleanup Effort

Cohen Pitches In For Cleanup Effort

| September 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

Mayor Joshua J. Cohen worked side-by-side with public work crews today, picking up storm debris along Annapolis streets. Several teams spread out across the City picking up storm debris, while other crews picked up regular yard recycling and refuse. “The City is doing a full-court-press to clear away the debris and get the city back […]

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Annapolis Public Information Officer McGowan Resigns

Annapolis Public Information Officer McGowan Resigns

| July 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

Phill McGowan, the Public Information Officer for the City of Annapolis has resigned his position effective July 22.  Rhonda Wardlaw will assume his duties. The following press release was just sent by City Hall: Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announces that Phill McGowan, the Public Information Officer, will leave the City this month to pursue a […]

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Is It Time For A Thorough Investigation?

Is It Time For A Thorough Investigation?

| June 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

<–Do you like this post? Please share it with your facebook friends and twitter followers by using the icons to the left. It seems that not a week goes by that some new “un-anticipated event” crops up for the City Of Annapolis. When Mayor Cohen first took office, it was the financial condition that he […]

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Annapolis Passes Budget, Fees And Taxes On Way

Annapolis Passes Budget, Fees And Taxes On Way

| June 7, 2011 | 1 Comment

See the following release from Annapolis City Hall which was received immediately following the Council meeting at 12:09 am. City Council Approves FY 2012 Budget of $90.0 Million Spending plan increases property tax rate; capital budget also passed Annapolis, Md. (06-07-11) – The City Council voted last night to approve Mayor Joshua J. Cohen’s $90.0 […]

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Cohen To Award Living Landmarks Award To Moyer

Cohen To Award Living Landmarks Award To Moyer

| June 3, 2011 | 1 Comment

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is pleased to announce the recipients of the inaugural Living Landmarks Award for Continued Leadership in Cultural Heritage. The awards will be presented on June 8 at 4 p.m. at the Banneker-Douglass Museum, home to the Maryland Commission on African-American History and Culture, and co-host for this event. This event is […]

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Annapolis Tax Increase Announcement (VIDEO)

Annapolis Tax Increase Announcement (VIDEO)

| May 26, 2011 | 2 Comments

<–if you enjoyed this post, please share it with your facebook friends and twitter followers by clicking the icons to the left. This is a three part video of Mayor Josh Cohen’s press conference announcing a 3% increase in property taxes and a $2.8 million reduction in his proposed budget. A very brief questions and […]

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Annapolis City Manager Unaware Of $4 Million Of Debt

Annapolis City Manager Unaware Of $4 Million Of Debt

| May 20, 2011 | 2 Comments

<–please share this post with your facebook friends and twitter followers by using the icons to the left! UPDATE 05:03pm May 20, 2011: City Hall just sent out a press release addressing this issue. It can be found at the bottom of this post. If the finances of Annapolis were not in bad  enough shape […]

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Annapolis City Hall To Be Renovated

Annapolis City Hall To Be Renovated

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

According to Annapolis City spokesman, Phill McGowan, City Hall will be undergoing a “major renovation” in the coming months. The Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs (DNEP), which is currently on the second floor of City Hall (same floor as the Council Chambers) will be moved to 145 Gorman Street to better work with Planning […]

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Rising Budget Explained

Rising Budget Explained

| April 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

In response to the opinion post yesterday, Annapolis PIO, Phill McGowan has offered the following explanation of how the budget increased by 23%. Two of the big ticket items include: Changing the way the money is handled accounting for $8 million Employing an unknown number of city employees will cost an additional $4.5 million ($7500 […]

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Annapolis Now Looking For 23% Budget Increase

Annapolis Now Looking For 23% Budget Increase

| April 6, 2011 | 1 Comment

Budget Creep In less time than it takes to say “Holy overdrawn bank account Batman,” Annapolis City has once again increased their proposed budget. At the State of the City Address, Mayor Cohen announced a 7.6% increase over last year’s budget. For those who are able to do the math, that increased a $75.2 million […]

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Washington Expresses Interest In Market House

Washington Expresses Interest In Market House

| April 1, 2011 | 2 Comments

<–Please be sure to share this exclusive breaking news with your friends on facebook and followers on twitter by using the icons to the left. It was only a matter of time until the incessant wrangling and inept management of the Annapolis Market House caught the eye of Washington.  Eye On Annapolis has learned from […]

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Cohen Appoints Two

Cohen Appoints Two

| March 24, 2011 | 6 Comments

The City of Annapolis has confirmed two recent Mayoral appointments.  Both Michelle LeFurge and Eugene Peterson will be working in the Mayor’s office. We reported on Peterson’s hiring several weeks ago. Both LeFurge and Peterson were key members of the Zina Pierre campaign with LeFurge serving as Campaign Manager and Peterson serving as Treasurer. According […]

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Moody’s Gives Stern Warning To Annapolis

Moody’s Gives Stern Warning To Annapolis

| March 13, 2011 | 12 Comments

UPDATE: Updated information in [red] As was expected, Annapolis City took a hit when [two of] the three Bond Rating Agencies downgraded the ratings. This move will certainly have a negative effect the city’s cost to obtain financing through the bond market.  The administration, including Mayor Cohen, City Manager Mallinoff, and Finance Director Miller have […]

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New Appointment, New Study In Annapolis

New Appointment, New Study In Annapolis

| March 5, 2011 | 3 Comments

A New Political Appointee We have learned that Eugene Peterson has recently been hired by Annapolis Mayor Joshua Cohen to serve in the Mayor’s office.  According to City spokesman, Phill McGowan, Peterson “will focus on community and constituent service.” Peterson is a member of the Board of Education and was a key member of the […]

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Annapolis Mayor Discusses Budget

Annapolis Mayor Discusses Budget

| March 2, 2011 | 9 Comments

Last night, Annapolis Mayor, Josh Cohen addressed a very sparse crowd at the Mt. Olive Community Life Center on the realities of the FY 2012 budget that he is intending to send to the City Council on March 14th. The City is not out of the financial woods yet as Cohen explained that City overspent […]

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Market House Withdrawal Letter

Market House Withdrawal Letter

| February 16, 2011 | 1 Comment

The following letter was sent by Gone To market to the Mayor and Council advising of the intent to pull out of negotiations for the lease.  You can download the copy here.

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Cohen Seeks Proposals On Market House

Cohen Seeks Proposals On Market House

| February 15, 2011 | 16 Comments

The following press release was just issued by Annapolis City Hall: Annapolis, Md. (02-15-11) – At the behest of the proposed operator of the Market House, Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announces the City has agreed to set aside the proposed lease and, in the interest of openness and transparency, establish a formal bidding process for […]

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Annapolis Placed On Financial Watchlist

Annapolis Placed On Financial Watchlist

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announced Moody’s is placing the City of Annapolis on a Watchlist for a possible downgrade of the City’s credit rating of general obligation bonds, currently rated Aa1. According to Moody’s this would affect approximately $79.3 million in outstanding debt. The Watchlist action is based on a weakened General Fund financial […]

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Market House Deal Beginning To Smell Fishy

Market House Deal Beginning To Smell Fishy

| December 4, 2010 | 58 Comments

At one point in time, City Hall and Lehr Jackson, developer of the newest rendition of the Market House, envisioned an Annapolis Market House similar to Seattle’s Pikes Market complete with fish mongers tossing fish from one side to the other. Well, it seems that the fish may have arrived a bit early. Late last […]

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