As Mayor I understand and prioritize the importance of breathing life into our city businesses:
- The old Fawcett building has started construction and we look forward to the grand opening of 110 Compromise later this year
- Mission BBQ moved into the historic Stevens building
- Restaurants like Iron Rooster and Sakura Café are expanding for more space
- Opened or expanded over 400 businesses in the past three years Reorganized government to streamline development review, inspections and the permitting process
- Right-sized government’s role in economic development by sharing resources with the county and creating an Economic Development Manager to represent Annapolis
- We launched an Economic Strategic Action Plan which contains a roadmap for Annapolis’ economic development efforts. It will put in place the business-friendly culture and framework to create more jobs and revenue for our city.
- We brought in a comprehensive parking management company to manager all city parking services and offer modern options to residents, businesses and visitors alike.
- Installed multi-space meter equipment downtown, enabling a more efficient payment and enforcement system, using the license plate as the credential.
- Implemented mobile payments for On-Street parking at metered spaces throughout the City. This feature affords users more choices and an easy parking experience.
- Added a second vehicle and upgraded License Plate Recognition technology for a more accurate reading of license plates on vehicles that have been parked illegally in residential permit parking districts.
Implemented online parking permit program allowing Annapolis residents to purchase annual parking permits online. There are no changes to permit prices and all major credit cards are accepted. An upgraded system and process will be introduced for Residential Permit renewals in June 2017.