Mayor and Aldermen Cave to Developers in Eviscerating School Overcrowding Ordinance

“Promises made, promises kept,” Mayor Pantelides wrote in his July 2016 Newsletter. “I told Annapolitans when I was campaigning for office that I would address overcrowding in area schools and this bill ensures that a school capacity test is included in our development application process for the first time in the city’s history. The goal read on >

Capital LTE: “Annapolis Needs a Strong Forest Conservation Ordinance”

I’m an Annapolis native, and for 16 years, a science teacher, mostly at Annapolis High and Broadneck. Living in the City of Annapolis is a privilege. But like many other residents, my concern grows about overdevelopment: a permanent eraser on our community, our environment and way of life. We teach students that surreptitiousness, seeking fast read on >

Memo Outlines Reasons City Should Stop Processing Crystal Spring Development Plans

Last month, Stop Crystal Spring coordinator and former State Senator Gerald Winegrad met with officials at the City of Annapolis Planning and Zoning Department to discuss several reasons the City should stop processing of any new Forest Conservation Plan (FCP) or other development plans for Crystal Spring. A summarized list of the issues can be read on >

Capital LTE: “City residents are concerned about Crystal Spring”

I have lived in the City of Annapolis for nearly 40 years, within walking distance of Forest Drive. In spite of Crystal Spring attorney Alan Hyatt’s purposefully misleading statements to the contrary, the opposition to Crystal Spring is not just coming from what he tries to portray as “wealthy enclaves” in the county. City residents read on >