Tuesday, August 25, 2020
An Update from the Office of Community Engagement and Constituent Services (CECS)
Protect your HEALTH and your VOTE
Dear Community Leaders and Members of Anne Arundel County,

Last week, County Executive Steuart Pittman announced plans to protect public health and voting integrity for the November 3 general election. Citing a triple threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal cutbacks to the US Postal Service, and a state retreat from mail-in voting, Pittman encouraged voters to make a plan to vote now, using one of four methods the county is providing: Vote by mail, ballot drop boxes, early voting, or voting on election day. Visit www.aacounty.org/vote for more details and request your mail-in ballot NOW.

James Kitchin
Office of the County Executive
Director, CECS
Council Meetings – New Start Time 6:00 P.M. – Live Public Testimony
The County Council will continue to hold all meetings virtually in an effort
to keep members of the public and all staff as safe as possible during the current COVID-19 health crisis, and to comply with the State of Maryland’s Safer at Home recommendation and Governor Hogan’s Executive Order limiting public gatherings.

Starting on September 8, 2020, County Council Meetings will begin at 6:00 P.M and will include closed captioning. In addition, the Council will allow live testimony during the meetings. Pre-registration for this is required.

The Council continues to work hard to keep the public informed and involved in all meetings. Members of the public can still submit testimony and comments to the County Council using the available tools, can watch or listen to meetings, and beginning August 24, 2020, can sign up to offer spoken testimony during live virtual meetings. Please visit the Council website for updated information on how to participate or click here.

Please continue to monitor the County Council website to stay up to date on meeting format and participation as we move forward during the COVID-19 crisis.
Excessive Heat Prompts Opening of Cooling Centers
Anne Arundel County will open cooling centers on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, and
Thursday, August 27, 2020, in response to prolonged high temperatures and
excessive humidity. The National Weather Service is forecasting temperatures in
the high 80s to low 90s with oppressive humidity, creating heat index values in
excess of 102 degrees. The following locations will be available to provide cooling

Anne Arundel County Police will designate District Station Community Rooms at the
following precincts as cooling centers from 12:00 p.m. until 06:00 p.m. on Tuesday,
August 25, 2020, and Thursday, August 27, 2020:
  • Northern District: 939 Hammonds Lane, Baltimore
  • Eastern District: 204 Pasadena Rd, Pasadena
  • Western District: 8273 Telegraph Road, Odenton
  • Southern District: 35 Stepneys Lane, Edgewater

Read the full press release by clicking here.
View Recordings of the GDP Webinars
Thank you to everyone who attended one (or more) of last week's webinars on the General Development Plan (GDP) and how to submit comments using the new interactive website. We had over 300 community members register!

If you missed the webinars, use the links below to view the recordings:

Here are links to additional resources:
  • Click here to view a brief tutorial on how to use the interactive website. 
  • Click here to see the slides from the presentation. 
  • Click here to get started on the Plan2040 Community Engagement@Home survey. 

If you have any additional questions on the GDP, please feel free to email plan2040@aacounty.org
Anne Arundel County has passed our 2010 Census Self-Response Rate, but we still have a ways to go to make sure #EveryoneCounts!

More than 25% of Anne Arundel still needs to be counted. Complete your Census NOW at 2020census.gov to help us ensure a complete count.
Upcoming Community Meetings
Residents can now view a calendar of upcoming community meetings in their area, review site plans and other documents, attend virtual meetings, watch previously recorded meetings, and provide public comments directly to the Office of Planning and Zoning - all through the new Community Meetings website.
Heritage Harbour Valley Restoration

Property Location 2900 Shipmaster Way, Annapolis MD 21401 South Haven Road and Pinewood Drive

Meeting Date: 2020-08-25
Time: 6:00 PM
John Selby George Property Resubdivision of Lot 3

Property Location 304 Pasadena Road, Pasadena, MD 21122. 304 Pasadena Rd approx. 200 ft East of Hopeland Ave.
Meeting Date: 2020-08-25
Time: 6:30 PM
Butzke Property

Property Location 519 Broadwater Rd, Arnold, MD 21012 Located near intersection of Broadwater Rd and Willys Rd
Meeting Date: 2020-08-25
Time: 6:30 PM
3347 Pocahontas Dr

Property Location 3347 Pocahontas Dr 1/2 mile east of Kenney Lane

Meeting Date: 2020-08-25
Time: 6:30 PM
Beach Drive Blvd - Lot 3

Property Location 3729 Beach Drive Blvd and River Road, Edgewater.

Meeting Date: 2020-08-27
Time: 6:00 PM
Atlantic Coast Charters

Property Location 7234 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076 Ridge Road & Stoney Run Road

Meeting Date: 2020-09-01
Time: 6:00 PM
Bodkin Point - Lot 24

Property Location 8109 Pinehurst Harbor Way, Pasadena MD 21122

Meeting Date: 2020-09-01
Time: 6:00 PM
1 Beach Road, 21405

Property Location 1 Beach Road 1500+/- West from Alan-A-Dale
Meeting Date: 2020-09-03
Time: 6:00 PM
1751 Robin Hood Road

Property Location 1751 Robin Hood Road, intersection of Hartfield Trail

Meeting Date: 2020-09-03
Time: 6:00 PM
Click here to view the full calendar.
Things You May Have Missed Last Week...
Other County COVID-19 Resources
Be sure to frequently check the county's coronavirus website for the most up to date information on county and community resources.

For media inquiries, please contact Roz Hamlett at exhaml00@aacounty.org
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Anne Arundel County Government is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Each county sponsored event includes information about how to request an ADA Accommodation. This E-Blast is available in an alternate format upon request.