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Op Ed:  It's never too late to make New Year's resolutions for transparency in government

Matt Minahan Annapolis Capitol, Feb 8, 2023.   

The new year is only a month old, so there is still plenty of time for County Executive Steuart Pittman and Anne Arundel County government to make some New Year’s resolutions for better government and citizen involvement in his second term. The Growth Action Network (GAN) has some suggestions....


Op Ed:  Lack of growth control in Plan 2040 threatens Anne Arundel quality of life

Paul Christensen, Annapolis Capitol, Oct 27, 2020.   

The draft Plan2040 is devoid of any mention of growth rates, other than to state that the county is projected to grow by about 50,000 citizens or 29,000 households by 2040. This is a rate about equal to that experienced over the past several years and is clearly unacceptable to residents in most areas....

Op Ed:  Speak up to keep South County Rural

Mike Lofton, Annapolis Capitol, Sep 16, 2020.   

The continued downward performance documented in the U.S. Agricultural Census is alarming.  Significant non agricultural commercial uses are being considered...

Op Ed:  Anne Arundel must finally survey sensitive habitat as part of GDP

Russell Stevenson, Annapolis Capitol, July 5, 2020.   

Anne Arundel County is currently preparing its General Development Plan, which will guide development decisions in the county for the next 10 years. The new GDP gives us the opportunity to lay a strong foundation for further progress in making the county the kind of place we all want to live...

Op Ed: Anne Arundel County - The Best Place or Just Another Place

Paul Christensen, Annapolis Capitol, Feb 20, 2020.   

The paradox of growth is the better we try to make our community, the more people will want to move here, until it’s no better than any other community...

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