Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen took over a city four years ago that was living beyond its means yet still not making the most of its assets.
Despite what he calls a successful rescue, Cohen’s re-election bid has drawn challengers from both parties who say the Democrat’s efforts have fallen far short.
Highlighting the list of complaints about Cohen’s tenure is that it has taken him almost his entire term to re-open Market House, an Annapolis waterfront tradition for two centuries that has been mostly closed since Tropical Storm Isabel flooded the Capital City in 2003.
Getting To A Compromise On Annapolis' Compromise Street
WYPR's Fraser Smith and Jamyla Kay talk about the conflict between Annapolis city officials, business owners, and historic preservationists over proposed zoning changes and a potential revamp of the old Fawcett’s Boat Supply building.
New Plans For Annapolis’ City Dock Bring Up Old Issues
While the plans for redevelopment in downtown Annapolis are new, the argument over how to proceed dredges up old conflicts. Ellen Moyer, who served as Mayor of Annapolis from 2001 to 2009 and who has lived in Annapolis since the 1950s, says the zoning ordinance and City Dock Master Plan that Mayor Josh Cohen is backing, is reminiscent of debates that go back 40 years.