Please Support O-27-18 No Net Loss of Forest Ordinance!

The City Council is currently considering Ordinance O-27-18, which would establish a true no net loss of forest requirement on developments in the City. It will require developers to replace any forest they remove on an acre-to-acre basis. This is necessary in order for the City to honor the Annapolis Comprehensive Plan, achieve the tree 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 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 >

Please Support O-8-18 City School Overcrowding Ordinance!

The City Council is currently considering Ordinance O-8-18, which would strengthen the City’s Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) as it applies to schools. We are asking residents to please support this important legislation with the two amendments described below. Residents have one final opportunity to provide public input on the legislation at the City Council 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 >

Capital Op-Ed: “Annapolis mayor, alderman must keep promises on Crystal Spring, development”

With the New Year upon us and with the passage of one month since the newly elected mayor and City Council were sworn into office, it is time for them to take action on their campaign pledges on development issues, particularly Crystal Spring. Mayor Gavin Buckley and five of the eight aldermen pledged in a read on >

CITY CANDIDATES’ POSITIONS ON CRYSTAL SPRING DEVELOPMENT AND RESPONSIBLE GROWTH

Before you vote in the City election on Tuesday, November 7th, please take a moment to learn where the candidates stand on the development of Crystal Spring, as well as protecting our forests from development and our schools from overcrowding. This questionnaire was submitted to all candidates for mayor and aldermen and consisted of four read on >

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: “Developers have too much influence over Annapolis”

Gerald Winegrad hit the nail on the head with his recent column (The Capital, July 23). I am appalled by the fact that developers, many of whom don’t even live here, continue to run our town and influence our laws. For many years we have seen the city continue to annex land from the county read on >

The Capital: “City’s new development rules differ from county”

By: E.B. Fergurson III, Capital Gazette reporter The city’s new school enrollment rules for developers allow more students per school than the county regulations they are modeled after, but are more restrictive elsewhere. While the new rules, counting the number of students a project will generate against school enrollment capacity, do not seem to threaten read on >