Full House at Mayor’s Open Door Meetings
Annapolis, MD (2-5-14) Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that 26 residents came through his office yesterday sharing ideas, concerns, and suggestions.
“It was a short but very productive meeting,” Jon Korin, President of Bicycle Advocates for Annapolis and Anne Arundel County said. “We had a chance to focus on a few key issues and opportunities related to safe bicycling in Annapolis.”
A number of local business owners also made it a point to meet with Mayor Pantelides.
“I wanted the Mayor to know that we are grateful that he cut the parking meter rates in half,” ACME Bar and Gill owner Kevin Epley said. “I also told him that we all appreciate seeing him downtown frequenting local establishments. Business owners are glad for the opportunity to be heard and to share our experiences with him.”
The first of the ten-minute meetings began at 9:30 Tuesday morning and continued until noon. After an hour break, the afternoon meetings started at 1 p.m. and concluded at 3 p.m.
“This is just good business,” Mayor Pantelides said. “This is an opportunity to hear from the individuals that are invested in Annapolis. They have a right to be heard and deserve a chance to share their concerns and suggestions with me. I am grateful that all 26 locals took the time to come to City Hall to ask questions and offer advice. I look forward to next month and all the new opportunities our conversations will create.”
Mayor Pantelides holds the open door meetings on the first Tuesday of each month. His next open door meeting date is Tuesday, March 4. Individuals will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis and all those attending will sign in and wait in City Council Chambers until their allotted time. Individuals can came early and sign in for a time later in the day, but may not call in for an appointment. The Mayor’s Office is located at 160 Duke of Gloucester, 2nd floor.