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Another Clueless Move By Moyer

| August 06, 2009, 09:32 AM | 3 Comments

Mayor Allocates Over $5000 For Sailing Teens

A typical City Council meeting?

A typical City Council meeting?

While we welcome visitors from all over the world to our beautiful City, it just doesn’t make sense to pay for them to come.  We cannot figure out how to pay for our parking garages. We still have several million dollars to go till we are where we were 6 years ago at the Market House. We just balanced a budget using credit.

Yet somehow the Mayor finds a way to spend $5000 to have three French teenagers learn how to sail on the Chesapeake Bay. Mind you, these are already experienced sailors in France.

It is not that the money is too much; but why are taxpayers paying for it? Why is the City paying Annapolis Sailing School and the Eastport Yacht Club to house, feed and teach these teens? What ever happened to host families? What happened to a business offering a program for free because it was the right thing to do?

To be honest, a cookout celebrating the visit would be fine; but our Mayor is so completely out of touch it is truly unbelievable. Herb McMillan really nailed it when he said this administration is bleeding the City to death with “1000 little paper cuts.”

According to The Capital, we paid $372 just to move them to and from the airport!  On the Super Shuttle they can do it for $118 round trip to BWI and $180 from Dulles.  Leave it to our current administration to find a way to do it for twice as much!

Is it any wonder why people are pacing back and forth and are looking forward to a change of regime?  As of now, only 123 days.  Be sure to check back here for our countdown clock.

While this site has only been up for a few months, we’ve lost count of the boneheaded moves from our Administration. What is your favorite bonehead move? Please leave a comment and we will compile them together for a future post. Don’t be shy, we have a lot of bandwidth!

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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 nearly 25 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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  1. D. Robinson says:

    French sailing class…
    I heard that the total was far more. I also feel that the mayor does not know the meaning of (EXCHANGE) program. I am aware that she said students will travel from Annapolis to France next year, how? Is the next administration going to continue this program. Do we know how many sister cities this city is supporting? Do these cities really want to be a part of a sister city program with Annapolis…I doubt it. I also heard that the mayor is taking another trip abroad and taking of all people Sam Schropshire…who do you think is paying for this? I think that it’s time for the community to stand up against all of this spending and corruption. What is happening in Annapolis pales what’s happening with Balitmore Mayor, Sheila Dixon…why not picket City Hall in protest! August 21, 2009, 2PM…perhaps this will make Mayor Moyer listen to the tax payers of this city…ENOUGH already!!!!

  2. DB says:

    Always another surprise with the big 0 (wait that is supposed to be a big O!)

    I would like to know a tally of how much was spent over 8 years of this abortion she likes to call an administration on little pet projects for herself and her friends. It is bad enough that we spent half a million on her salary but then we are spending another 4 million on the market house. Hell we owned it free and clear before she came into the picture!

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