Baltimore Sun Op-ed: “‘Code red’ for the Chesapeake Bay”

By: Gerald Winegrad, Fred Tutman, Kathy Phillips Recent alarming news about the Chesapeake Bay signals a code red for immediate action. Efforts must be ramped up to greatly reduce agricultural and urban runoff pollution. These are the inconvenient truths compelling such action: The legal-sized Maryland bay oyster population declined by half since 1999. Oysters are read on >

The Capital: “New plan for Providence Point development about to land in Annapolis”

By: Danielle Ohl, Capital Gazette Reporter A new application is about to revive the Villages at Providence Point, a 300-plus-unit retirement community long stalled by community opposition in Annapolis. Nonprofit developer National Lutheran Communities and Services will submit an application following a community meeting held Thursday night to discuss adjustments to the controversial project. More read on >

Capital LTE: “Increase in unneeded elder care facilities”

Our once lovely Forest Drive is becoming like Route 1 in Alexandria. It is already grimly congested with all manner of vehicles, yet leaders in our city and maybe our County Council as well, are ignoring the rampant development along its stretch. Yet another assisted living facility is going up right behind the CVS Pharmacy read on >

Capital LTE: “Thank you, Sen. Winegrad”

I write to commend former state Sen. Gerald Winegrad on his opinion column documenting how more development leads to the need for more services and thus more taxes (The Capital, May 22). Exacerbating this problem is the deteriorating quality of life from more development and more people —increased traffic, school overcrowding, water and air pollution, read on >

Capital LTE: “Crystal Spring would make Annapolis Neck’s chronic overdevelopment far worse”

My family and I are just a few of the thousands of residents living on or near the Annapolis Neck peninsula whose daily lives are affected by the overdevelopment rampant in this area. We love living here except for the decline in the quality of life from huge traffic jams, dangerous traffic and environmental degradation. read on >

Capital LTE: “School Overcrowding”

I recently joined several other parents who spoke before the Annapolis City Council in support of a measure introduced by Aldermen Marc Rodriguez, Rob Savidge and Ross Arnett to strengthen the city’s law on school overcrowding. As a parent of two children in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and as a member of the Annapolis read on >

Capital Op-Ed: “More development means more taxes and more pollution”

By: Gerald Winegrad Recent Capital articles on the proposed city property tax increase have promoted the need for new development to increase the city tax base. Other stories note news on bay grass increases and also the decline of the blue crab population. How do these articles intersect? Any argument that increasing residential development results read on >

Capital LTE: “Annapolis needs to replace its ineffective Adequate Facilities Ordinance”

For far too long, city officials have willingly overlooked school overcrowding in favor of allowing more overdevelopment, which is why I was happy to hear the City Council is considering legislation to strengthen the law that restricts development when our schools can no longer accommodate new students. In 2016, the city passed a useless Adequate read on >

Capital LTE: “City needs to strengthen its Adequate Public Facilities law”

We are parents of school-age children and residents of Hunt Meadow. Our mayor and several aldermen made campaign pledges regarding Crystal Spring and responsible development. We especially hope to see action soon on their promise to strengthen the city’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance, which restricts development when schools are overcrowded and can no longer accommodate read on >