Kurt Riegel for Alderman: Calendar & News



Upcoming Events  

Action Annapolis Social with the Candidates, 6-8 pm Wednesday 7 June at Harry Browne's Restaurant, 2nd floor. This social event convenes folks like me who are running for office in this year's Annapolis municipal election. I'll be there. You are invited to come and meet with me. I want to speak with you about my ideas, and hear your own suggestions, for making Annapolis an even better place to live.

Add your voice in protecting Weems Creek, see the first News item below.


News

Weems Creek. Our beloved creek faces a threat in its most sensitive headwaters. A multi-warehouse development is proposed that would fell 2/3 of the site's trees that now protect the creek from stormwater-driven sedimentation. Weems creek already faces large environmental stresses, and I'm working to see that this development won't make things worse. Read my Recommendations to the City regarding this development, and contact me if you'd like to help. Input and testimony will be needed from neighbors, before the planning and zoning department, and the Planning Commission.

Our official Campaign Launch was held 4 - 6 pm, Sunday April 9, 2017. It was amazing, wonderful turnout by wonderful people and enthusiasm is running high. Click here for photographs and video (coming) of the event.

Press Report: Kurt Riegel running in Annapolis' Ward 2 Again, The Capital, February 23, 2017

Seedlings. DNR is distributing free seedlings under its Backyard Buffers program. Use these seedlings to replace some of the many trees that have left us in Ward 2 over the years. For AA County the administrator is the Watershed Stewards Academy. They do not presently have trees for distribution but please sign up here to be put on the list for notification when the seedlings arrive. Pickup will be at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center. Posted 2/16/2017.


Nondiscrimination. I am proud of our city and our city council. On Feb 13, 2017 the Annapolis City Council did a good and brave thing as it passed O-1-17, Non-discrimination of Foreign Born Residents. Citizen turnout was the largest I’ve seen, and many spoke eloquently of a special need in this strange and troubled time for Annapolis to reaffirm its dedication to inclusiveness and fairness.

My thanks go to sponsors Littmann and Arnett, and to Alderpersons Budge, Finlayson, Kirby, and Pfeiffer who voted “Yes.” Voting “No” were Alderman Fred Paone, and Mayor Mike Pantelides who introduced a noxious "not a sanctuary city" amendment that was quickly recognized and rejected as a gutless dogwhistle to political forces mostly outside Annapolis.


Forest Conservation. A spirited and well-attend hearing on O-38-16, a No Net Loss amendment to the Forest Conservation Act, was held.with wholly supportive testimony. It will govern the extent to which tree removal must be followed by replanting, where and how much. It was referred to committees for further development. The Environmental Matters Committee of the council will meet in city hall council chambers 10:00 AM 2/24/2017.

 



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