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 >

JANUARY 3 – PUBLIC MEETING ON NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Crystal Spring developers National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS) will hold a public meeting on January 3 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Martin’s Lutheran Church (1120 Spa Road). Since their last formal plan was rejected by the City in August 2017, National Lutheran Communities and Services (NLCS), has been meeting with city planning staff and read on >

You’re Invited: Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development

Please join us for a Candidates Forum on the Environment and Development on Tuesday, October 23, from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Bay Ridge Christian Church (1071 Bay Ridge Road). We are honored to partner with the Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation as one of fifteen sponsor organizations for this important night. This is a read on >

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 >

Comments on Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study

For over a year now, the City has been working on a Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study, which will use extensive citizen input to develop guidelines that will determine future zoning and development in this overcrowded corridor. The Sector Study is to be a mirror image of the expressed concerns and desires of the communities interested 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: “Destroying forest for Crystal Spring development makes no sense”

As an environmental science teacher, I need an explanation on how current and prospective city leaders could believe that allowing 40 acres of mature forest — and cumulatively much more in the area — to be cleared at Crystal Spring, and adding impervious surfaces, can protect our rivers and bay. As we try to restore read on >

Capital LTE: “Crystal Spring’s few proponents distort the issues”

My family and I must travel past Crystal Spring and Mas Que Farm daily and will be directly affected by the development of these properties. With all of the back and forth, I’ve noticed a common deceptive thread within the small minority favoring development: Any reference to Crystal Spring is avoided, as if the developers’ read on >

Capital LTE: “More development means more congestion and environmental damage”

Regarding Faith Goldstein’s letter (The Capital, Aug. 19) To Ms. Goldstein and those who support her viewpoint, it is clear the Providence Point development will significantly contribute to a completely overburdened road system in Annapolis. It is odd that contemporary Americans display a strange level of cognitive dissonance on these sorts of issues. More development read on >