Ward 7 newsletter - Market House updates and upcoming Council meeting details

I hope you are enjoying the unseasonably warm weather these past few days. My family and I had an outing yesterday when we attended the Annapolis march for women's rights. Beautiful weather for such an important gathering.

I have a few updates I'd like to share with everyone.

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Ward 7 newsletter - January 7th

Good afternoon,

I hope everyone is staying warm this weekend! I have a few updates that I wanted to make you aware of.

Council business

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Ward 7 newsletter - December 9th - First Council meeting Monday

Message from your Alderman

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Law proposed to improve development review process

Tomorrow night (Monday) the City Council is hearing public testimony, and apparently will vote on, Ordinance O-35-17. This ordinance would overhaul the development review process by inserting more transparency (beefing up the notification requirements), offering additional opportunity for public input, and would send major site design plan applications to the Planning Commission for a public hearing. This is good! And your support is needed! Last time it was mostly developers out to testify against it, with only a few there in support.
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Starbucks approved next to CVS

On July 18th, the City gave final approval to a proposal to build a Starbucks Cafe adjacent to the CVS on Bay Ridge Road.

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Annapolis hearing on Paris Agreement (climate change)

The City Council will be hearing public testimony on a resolution in support of the Paris Agreement (dealing with climate change), tomorrow night at 7pm. You can view the agenda here. And you can view the Resolution (R-22-17) at this link. It currently has 5-sponsors, so will likely pass, but I do feel it needs some additional improvements. I hope you will consider coming to testify in support. Climate change is a very real and imminent threat to the City.

 

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Kudos on Purchase of Parkside Preserves Forest

With the City’s purchase of the priority forests at the Parkside Preserve development site, it would appear the storied saga of this development is nearing an end. This is the project that exposed the raw underbelly of the City’s review process which allowed clearing of protected forests.  

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C&C liquors site to be redeveloped - Lidl grocery store

During my door-knocking, I've had a number of people inquire about the proposed re-development of the former C&C liquors site at the end of Georgetown Road. I have learned quite a bit about it through my work with the Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation. Here's what I know:

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Savidge for Annapolis - Campaign update 5/24

I wanted to start by reminding everyone that our Happy Hour Fundraiser is tomorrow (Thursday), May 25th, from 5-8 pm at Caliente Grill. I don't know about you, but I am really looking forward to a margarita and some delicious Latin cuisine at the end of a long week. Please RSVP as soon as possible, either by purchasing a ticket (remember, kids are free) at  www.robsavidge.com/calendar  or emailing info@robsavidge.com if you plan to buy tickets at the door. It will be really helpful to Roxana at Caliente Grill to know ahead of time how many people to expect, so please be sure to let us know. Also, we would really appreciate it if you could spread the word. Invite friends via facebook by going to the event page , hovering over the 'Share' tab, and inviting friends and sharing on your page to let everyone know. In addition, feel free to email a link to the event website: http://www.robsavidge.com/calendar.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Bike to work day

savidge bike to workDid you happen to notice more bicyclists on the road yesterday?  I hope so, because it was national Bike to Work Day.  I was one of many commuters across Annapolis yesterday who left their cars at home and bicycled to work.  

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