MD Higher Education Commission Near Completer
Insert future code here
1-14-22 to 3-8-22 <------
-- October 21 - 1-14-22 <---------
Orioles Bud april 2020 to Sept 2020
“Nationals October 2019

Slots Shenanigans

| December 02, 2009, 07:23 PM | 1 Comment

Middlebrooks Recuses Himself From The Slots Vote

pass the buckAnne Arundel County Council, it seems, is doing everything possible to avoid voting on the slot issue one way or the other.  The issue is scheduled to be up for a vote on Monday, December 7th and requires four votes of the seven member Council to pass.

Today, Councilmember C. Edward Middlebrooks (R-Severn) advised that he would be recusing himself from the vote due to a conflict of interest although he declined to elaborate.

And then there were five.

Yes, in addition to Middlebrooks’ non-vote, Josh Cohen’s vote is a moot point as he will be sworn in as the new Mayor of Annapolis earlier in the day. And there is also an alternate bill floating around as well.

Does anyone think that the Council who has been unable to vote on the issue for nearly a year can get four of the voting five to agree one way or the other?

There is some pressure being applied to Chairwoman Cathy Vitale to recuse herself due to the firefighter’s union’s recent involvement in the debate. The union has backed the slots proposal and her husband is a long time firefighter with the County.

Additionally, slot opponents are pressuring Ron Dillon to recuse himself as they claim he has a personal interest in seeing the slots come to the County. Dillon runs a family transportation (charter buses) company in Pasadena.

We have said it before, this Council is weak. The public spoke very clearly in last year’s election and the Council has so far refused to address their constituent’s mandate.

Tags: , , , , ,


About the Author - John Frenaye

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

Connect with the Author

Author's Website Facebook Twitter rss feed

Comments (1)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. Jennifer Weiland says:

    We citizens have appointed our council members to the position they’re in, and this story states the council is weak? I completely disagree! I’m a concerned citizen regarding the slot machine issue, but feel that our council member made a decision that he knew he would be scrutenized for one way or the other. I’d like to know all the facts before I even judge someone for their actions. Do you have all the facts? Seems to me I read more of the editors opinion above then I did facts to gain knowledge of the situation. Sad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.