Another component of the Comprehensive Plan update is a series of working groups that will focus in refined detail on pressing themes.
These themes - Resiliency, Affordable Housing, and Healthy Communities - fit seamlessly into the content and framework of the plan.
The groups will be made up of experts in related fields, resident stakeholders, and representatives from City staff working on relevant issues. Over the course of each working group, the participants will dive deep in brainstorming and discussing the array of factors influencing the respective topic. Eventually this collaborative process will inform a series of strategies to incorporate into the Comprehensive Plan. These strategies will be accompanied by performance measures and targets to ensure we achieve them as intended.
Each working group will run in succession, not in conjunction with one another, with the first being the Resilience working group.
Spring 2019 - Winter 2020
City staff - Mayor’s office, Planning and Zoning, Office of Emergency Management, Office of Environmental Policy
Boards and commissions - Annapolis Conservancy Board, Environmental Commission, Planning Commission
University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability (CGS)
Working group meetings:
|August 6, 2019|
|June 24, 2019|
|May 31, 2019|
|December 9, 2019|
|November 14, 2019|
|November 5, 2019|
|October 21, 2019|
|October 9, 2019|
This working group will build on previous resiliency efforts such as the award winning effort Weather It Together.
Winter 2020 - Spring 2020
City staff - Mayor’s office, Planning and Zoning, Office of Emergency Management, Police
Boards and commissions - Planning Commission
Action Annapolis, Homes for America, Serenity Sistas, Habitat for Humanity, Uplift Recovery Homes, HACA, Pathways
|February 4, 2020||Housing Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan Meeting building on key principles.|
|January 7, 2020||Maryland Housing Needs Assessment Advisory Group, Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is looking at regional issues and housing needs. The first meeting to set priorities. |
|December 19, 2019||Recovery Housing Representatives Meeting. The needs of local groups providing housing for people recovering from addiction. |
|February 18, 2020||Housing Stakeholders meeting. Discussion with housing and service providers about the crux of the issue on access to housing in Annapolis, including barriers and challenges.|
On hold for now as prioritize our own immediate health