The land use and mobility goals of the Parole Town Center Master Plan are incoherent and there needs to be real change if we want the area to be more than an inside out mall that you have to drive to.… Read More Can Parole Ever Be Anything But An Inside Out Mall?
Public comment is a prominent feature of Annapolis City Council meetings but how can we do it reasonably in the remote COVID-19 pandemic world? Of course I have an option.… Read More Testimony About Testimony, How Meta
My personal options about ADUs in Annapolis as submitted in public testimony to the City Council.… Read More Accessory Dwelling Units In Annapolis
The Forest Drive Sector Study schizophrenic. Should the area be a way to move people in and out or should it be a people oriented place? Sadly, it tries to be both and does neither.… Read More Forest Drive/Eastport Sector Study
Contemporary cycling in the United States is largely viewed by the public as a recreational endeavor. However, it was not always this way. For distances greater than that easily covered on foot, bicycles were the preferred mode of local transportation prior to the early 1900s when the automobile came into wider use. During the next… Read More Raising the Interest and Reducing the Concern
A shorter version also appeared as an Op Ed column in The Capital on May 11, 2016. Let me get this out of the way: I am a bike guy. I love bikes, all kinds – transportation bikes, off road bikes, racing bikes and classic bikes. But that’s not why I ride a bike for… Read More Why I Ride A Bike
This letter was sent my State Reps Speaker Busch, John Astle, and Herb McMillan on February 2, 2016. Dear Sirs – As a 25 year resident of Annapolis who cares very deeply about public education in Anne Arundel County, I am appalled at the manipulation of the School Board Nominating process by the current County… Read More Anne Arundel County School Board Nominating Process
On October 21, 2015 the Anne Arundel County Board of Education approved the negotiated contract between AACPS and TAAAC (the Teachers Union). The contract is a major hit for our schools. There are two causes for the problem. The primary is the artificial revenue shortage caused by the County Executive’s tax cut. The second is… Read More Tax Cuts Are Devastation to Anne Arundel County Public Schools
In July of 2014 The Capital published an article about a possible land swap between the City and a property owner in exchange for some land to reconfigure the Chinquapin/West/Admiral intersections. One aspect of that was the possible addition of a Taco Bell drive-thru restaurant at the site of the old Whiskey. I wrote about that… Read More Does West Street Need a Taco Bell?
A very interesting Planning Commission meeting last night (4/15/2015). The agenda item of interest to me was R-33-14, allowing access to a new development via the “highway” portion of Aris T. Allen Boulevard. This is a multifaceted issue dealing with prior annexation agreements from over ten years ago, transportation, development patterns and the wishes of… Read More Statement on R-33-14 Vehicular Access to and Internal Roadways within Certain Property adjacent to Aris T. Allen Boulevard