Ward 5 includes the following communities: Hunt Meadow, The Landings, Annapolis Overlook, Saltaire, and North Green of Annapolis.
I believe in having a transparent government so that City residents, particularly those in Ward 5, are aware of the issues with which City leaders are grappling and have a chance to present their concerns or ask their questions. This website will be a source of information for Ward 5 residents. For additional info and to leave your comments, see my Facebook page.
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My Thoughts on the Issues
Budget -- Since the day I took office, I’ve been working toward efficiency in government because as Alderman I’m a steward of your money and I believe in spending wisely and saving whenever possible. As manager of my store’s budget, I understand that no business, or government, can survive if it runs out of cash or if it gets too deeply into debt.
Public Safety and Infrastructure -- City government must focus on its core governmental functions such as public safety and infrastructure – a safe water supply, sewer capacity, and a safe and reliable means of transportation. Public safety is of concern to everyone, and crime rates are going down. But, for victims of drug dealing, violence, and thefts, lower crime rates don’t mean much and more work is needed.
Economic Growth and the Environment -- I am passionate about improving Annapolis’ business climate while protecting and improving the environment. We have complicated and sometimes competing issues such as historic preservation, flood control, and more. However, businesses must have an opportunity to grow and thrive to provide jobs, goods, and services. At the same time, we are stewards of our environment and protecting should not be at odds with economic growth.
On June 25, 2015, I made a presentation at a public meeting co-sponsored by the Severn River Association and the Annapolis Neck Peninsula Federation to shed light on the Forest Conservation Act and legislation my colleagues and I on the Council are crafting to create clarity in its implementation in the city. Click on the image for the PowerPoint presentation that accompanied my talk. More details are on my Facebook page.
These issues do not lend themselves to quick fixes. A continued reasonable approach to government spending and commitment to what’s important is needed in the long term. I continue to believe that Annapolis is a terrific City and, because the issues change from year to year, citizens should select representatives who govern not on a particular issue but from a position of experience and passion for public service.
• Alderman Jared Littmann • Ward 5 •
912 Forest Drive • Annapolis, Maryland 21403 •
410 268-3939 •
By Authority of Friends of Jared Littmann, Mitch Krebs, Treasurer