Let me take a moment to highlight some of the progress we have made together over the past three years (2014 – 2016):

  • Maintained the city’s AA+ rating from the Fitch and Standard & Poor’s Rating Agency and the outlook remains stable with Moody’s Investors Service giving Annapolis its second upgrade in the past two years, because of “the city’s strong financial management.”
  • Opened or expanded 364 businesses
  • Held 185 hours of open door sessions with constitutes
  • Identified new businesses for the old Fawcett and Stevenson buildings
  • Passed a Forest Conservation Ordinance supported by local environmentalists
  • Implemented Annapolis’ first conservation easement since 2003, adding the 2.5-acre conservation easement on the Bay Village Assisted Living property to the over 100 acres held in easement by the Annapolis Conservancy Board
  • Lowered solid waste fees 5% in 2016 for a total of a 31.25%
  • Turned the closed landfill into a revenue generator and a job creator. We anticipate the Annapolis Renewable Energy Park will generate more than $5 million in revenue to the city over the course of the 20-year lease term
  • Hired 23 new police officers
  • Made $1.25 Million dollars available to hire more police officers and put in additional security cameras around town
  • Implemented a police body-worn camera pilot program
  • Seized record number of handguns
  • Installed 54 bus shelters, replacing all those taken down during the previous administration
  • Hired an African-American Liaison and Hispanic Community Services Specialist in the Mayor’s Office
  • Held HACA accountable for the treatment of their residents and their living conditions and nominated three new Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis (HACA) board members to address the financial, operational and, legal issues of its residents
  • 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
  • Made major improvements to City Dock including the new bulkhead replacement project coming in on time and $1 million under budget
  • Passed an Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance that stops development from overcrowding our schools
  • Offered numerous upgrades to parking options and operations, including pay by phone
  • Worked with Maryland Live! Casino to bring 150 immediate jobs to Annapolis residents and worked to get Annapolis residents to the jobs at the facility
  • Hosted the city’s first Maritime Summit, which brought together more than 100 Annapolis businesses, supporting our Marine and Maritime Industries
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