About Rob

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Rob has made Annapolis his home for over 15 years with his wife Becca and son Whit. He fell in love with the Chesapeake Bay while earning a degree in Environmental Studies (minor in Business Management) at Washington College on the Eastern Shore. His professional career started with the Chesapeake Bay Program, supporting the efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay. From there Rob worked for a number of years in private consulting as an Environmental Scientist, Ecological Restoration Scientist, and Sustainability Specialist, before starting his career with local government.

Rob was employed by the City of Annapolis, as a Sustainability Coordinator and Environmental compliance Inspector, where he reviewed development projects and authored the City's climate action plan. Rob currently works for Anne Arundel County as a Project Manager Engineer for stormwater management projects, managing a multi-million dollar budget. 

 

family boatingIn his free time, Rob enjoys hiking and boating with his family and working for positive change in the community.  He spends a significant amount of time organizing in the community to protect our quality of life on the Annapolis Neck Peninsula, fighting to ensure our environment is maintained, our traffic doesn't worsen, our schools don't become overcrowded, and our communities stay safe. He regularly attends City Council and commission hearings/meetings, advocating for the community.  He has also assisted with drafting legislation as both a City employee and as a citizen. Rob will bring his first-hand knowledge of local government to the City Council.

 

 

 

  • From the blog

    Odor meeting & my budget amendments for Ward7

    Due to the Memorial Day weekend, our next Council meeting will be on Tuesday the 28th. There isn’t too much on the agenda to talk about. The big news is that we just had an extended work session yesterday where we went over all of our proposed/draft budget amendments. This was in preparation for our all day June 3rd Council meeting where we will vote on every amendment and finally the budget if all goes well. You can view my complete list of proposed amendments here. But I’ll offer a summary/highlights below: 

    1. Funding an additional social worker in our Office of Community Caring; 
    2. Creating a dedicated funding source for our urban tree program so we can actually meet our canopy coverage target; 
    3. Vehicular noise camera on Tyler Ave, turning it into a “Quiet Street”; 
    4. BayWoods crosswalk sign with lights and push button; 
    5. Forest Drive re-envisioning to address traffic, pedestrian, and cycling safety (this is our most dangerous road in the City!); 
    6. Mini-roundaout feasibility studies, including at the intersections with Georgetown Rd & Victor Parkway (near the Giant) in Ward 7, and 3 others around the City. If successful, I hope to install these down Edgewood Rd in the future to address speeding issues. I include links to details, including a video from V-DOT, in my budget link above.    

    Also, details below, but mark June 10th in your library for a public meeting regarding the odor issues at the treatment plant. This will be at 6:30pm at the library. 

     I hope everyone has a good Memorial Day. Please read below for some events that are going on. I also want to thank all of you who serve, and honor those who have died serving our Country.  

     Stay healthy and stay safe,  

     Rob 

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    Savidge proposed FY25 budget amendments

    A note about many of these amendments: when I mention "one-time use money", that is a pool of money we can use on one time expenses, but not on recurring expenses, because we don't know if it'll be there in future years. This amount fluctuates every fiscal year. None of this would require a tax increase, though the forestry program one would increase our stormwater fee by roughly $3 per quarter. In my mind, that $3 is worth it in order to increase our tree canopy, which would have incredible benefits to our water quality and every day lives by providing shade, clean air, and improved aesthetics.

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