Jan. 22nd City Council Meeting

I hope you are having a great start to the New Year – I wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and successful 2018! I am excited for what lays ahead – and I am grateful for the excellent working relationships we have built on the City Council.  

Yesterday, I had the privilege to join hundreds of fellow Annapolitans in support of the Annapolis Women’s March.

Tomorrow, Monday January 22nd is our next City Council meeting. You can see the full agenda here. I am proud to introduce and sponsor, along with 5 of my colleagues, resolutions in support of two important initiatives making their way through the current legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly:

  • Resolution R-3-18 Prescription Drug Affordability Initiative - For the purpose of supporting the goals of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative and calling on the State of Maryland to implement its three commonsense ideas to improve our citizens’ access to essential prescription drugs.
  • Resolution R-4-18 Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Initiative - For the purpose of supporting the goals of the Clean Energy Jobs Initiative and calling on the State of Maryland to address climate change and implement its proposals to improve our citizens’ access to clean energy jobs.

There will also be a public comment period for the following proposed ordinances. I encourage you to come out and speak on a matter of interest to you. If you are unable to make it please feel free to send me your thoughts by responding to this email.

  • O-1-18. Updating and amending the Ethics code of Annapolis. This brings City code in line with recently enacted State law.
  • O-2-18. Water Service Agreement. This is to authorize a water service agreement to provide for the extension of City Water service to a location on Arundel on the Bay.
  • O-3-18. Abandoned Vehicles. This proposed ordinance permits an authorized agent of the City to exercise limited enforcement authority in the impoundment of abandoned vehicles.
  • O-5-18: Lease of the Market house - New Market LLC. As you may have read, New Market was selected as the sole vendor to proceed with final lease negotiations. I want to congratulate New Market and thank all of the parties involved in working through this nearly year-long process. The Council has been working hard to move the process forward in a responsible and efficient way so that we ensure the best deal for the City and have a Market House operation that serves the community. After the public comment period on Monday, the City Council will have a joint committee meeting with New Market on Thursday, January 25th to finalize the lease. Following that process, we expect to vote on the lease at February 12th City Council meeting.

Thank you,

Marc Rodriguez

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