Investing in Neighborhoods
Mayor Buckley seeks to ensure that the City continues to make investments in all wards of the City to enhance the quality of life for residents and make City amenities available and accessible to all residents.
“One Block at a Time” are neighborhood walks where businesses, non-profits, residents and students get an opportunity to chat with the Mayor and City staff about issues. Residents can point out living, working, recreation, public safety and other issues that the City departments can address and correct. The ombudsman works with outside agencies like BGE to replace and repair broken streetlights, or County and State agencies to ensure necessary repairs and upgrades are attended to. More information...
Mayor Buckley is enthusiastic about promoting public art. “Public art is there for everyone to enjoy. You don’t need to go to a museum or have the money to buy it and hang it in your house,” he said. The City of Annapolis has a robust catalog of public art. Visit the Art in Public Places page.
Mayor Buckley is excited to promote special projects that enhance quality of life for residents. These might include:
- The West-East Extension (WEE) of the Poplar Trail. In 2020, the City received an $80,000 grant to research how to extend and connect this popular pedestrian and biking greenway that would connects downtown Annapolis to the Parole community.
- The Community Development Block Grant program brings federal dollars to worthy projects, many in underserved communities. Some of those include projects home ownership programs in Clay Street community as well as programs with Arundel Lodge, Lighthouse Shelter and Blessed in Tech Ministries. Learn more
- Hiker-Biker Trails at Waterworks Park. The City of Annapolis and Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts (MORE) created hundreds of acres of hiking and bicycle trails at and around Waterworks Park. There are entry points off of Defense Highway and Housley Road.
Water Access: The Annapolis Harbormaster has received more than $250,000 in grant funding to update and enhance water access in Annapolis. Street end parks that will receive upgrades include: Amos Garrett, Conduit Street, Truxtun Park Boat Ramp, Thompson Street, Cheston Avenue Sixth Street, Hawkins Cove and more.