Ex officio: Parris N. Glendening, Governor; John C. Astle, State Senator, Dist. 30; Janet S. Owens, Anne Arundel County Executive; Dean L. Johnson, Mayor of Annapolis; John R. Ryan, Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy.
Staff: Samuel L. Cook, Jr.
c/o Facilities Operations & Maintenance
Dept. of General Services
Central Services Bldg.
29 St. John's St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
fax: (410) 974-2361
Originally, the State Commission on the Capital City formed in 1965 (Chapter 202, Acts of 1965). State funding for the Commission, however, stopped in 1992. The Commission was reauthorized in 1999 (Chapter 545, Acts of 1999).
The Commission studies ways to preserve and improve Annapolis as the capital of Maryland, particularly with regard to the location of State, county and municipal offices and buildings. In cooperation with public agencies, the Commission may develop plans for the physical development of Annapolis and adjacent areas, and ensure access to and transportation facilities for them. In addition, the Commission may make recommendations on community needs or projects in Annapolis and adjacent areas, including arterial highways, building codes, economic development, federal and State assistance, housing, industrial and commercial growth, parking facilities, space for public buildings, traffic control, and urban renewal (Code State Government Article, secs. 9-401 through 9-407).
July 18, 2000
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