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☀️Staying Cool in District 30A☀️

July 27, 2023

Dear Neighbor,

 

🚨City of Annapolis Municipal Elections Task Force Study🚨

Over the past few months, the City of Annapolis’ Municipal Elections Task Force has been reviewing City code to determine ways they may be able to improve the City’s election process. They are now seeking input from the public, a critical step as they continue their work. Please read below, and complete the survey as soon as possible!

The Task Force to Study the City Municipal Elections Laws is reviewing Annapolis election code and would like city residents’ thoughts on how the City of Annapolis might improve the election of the mayor and alderpersons. Public input is important in helping the task force prepare a report for the city council with recommendations on reforms to the city’s elections.

Annapolis residents can provide input in the following ways:

1) Fill out this short online questionnaire [https://arcg.is/1XP1zX0]

2) Make comments to the task force online or provide public testimony at a virtual task force meeting which is open to the public by completing a form found here.

Your help is needed in getting the word out to your membership and encouraging responses. Please share this information with other residents and community organizations and groups through your communication channels.

A copy of the questionnaire is attached for distribution; however, completing the questionnaire online (https://arcg.is/1XP1zX0) is preferred. For questions or to obtain paper copies of the questionnaire, send an email to elections@annapolis.gov or call 410-263-7929. Completed questionnaires can be mailed to the Office of the City Clerk, 160 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis, MD 21401

 

Extreme Heat Forecasted - July 27th-29th

The National Weather Service (NWS) has forecasted that the heat index is expected to reach around 105°F from Thursday, July 27th through Saturday, July 29th. Temperatures are expected to reach the 90-100 degree range in the next few days. Annapolis City will activate its cooling centers for the first time this season to provide relief from extreme heat conditions and help prevent heat-related illnesses.


The City of Annapolis has opened its primary cooling center, the Roger “Pip” Moyer Community Recreation Center, (273 Hilltop Lane) as a cooling center July 27-29 from 10:00-8:00pm. Access to water will be provided. Those visiting the cooling center at Pip Moyer Recreation Center will not have access to recreation activities.


The following community-based cooling centers are also open to individuals who need this service. Access to drinking water will be available at these locations.


Annapolis Michael E. Busch Library, 1410 West St:

  • Thursday July 27 from 10:00-9:00pm

  • Friday July 28-SaturdayJuly 29 from 10:00am - 5:00pm

Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave:

  • Thursday July 27-Friday July 28 from 8:30-4:00 pm.

Additional cooling centers may be open during the summer season based on availability. For more information, call the City’s Office of Emergency Management at 410-216-9167.


For more information about County Cooling Centers, please visit my website here.

 

Additional MD529 Updates from the Treasurer

Two weeks ago, Treasurer Davis announced that he will apply 6% earnings retroactive to the date of contribution for Maryland Prepaid College Trust (MPCT) accounts that were open and active on November 1, 2021. In response to feedback from account holders, the treasurer has published an updated FAQ document to better answer some of the most common questions his office has received.


For more information about the announcement, and next steps for account holder’s, please visit the Treasurer's website here. Additionally, please feel free to email, dana.jones@house.state.md.us, or call, 410-841-3211, if we can be of assistance to you on this issue.

 

Summer Luau with the D30 Democratic Club!


Thank you so much to the District 30 Democratic Club - Speaker Michael E. Busch for hosting a wonderful Luau last week! Club President Sharon Blugis was the most gracious host and opened her home to Democrats from around the district to come together.



It was great for my family and I to be surrounded by so many friends as we gathered to hear words from our exceptional Maryland Democratic Party Chair Yvette Lewis, the special guest speaker of the evening. Thank you to all, and I look forward to seeing everyone at more events this fall! 💙💙











 

Historic Annapolis Virtual Lecture

Please join Rams Head and Maryland Hall in welcoming saxophonist Kamasi Washington to Annapolis on Monday, July 31st!

Kamasi writes and releases his own music while also collaborating with top musicians like Kendrick Lamar, Florence + the Machine, Herbie Hancock, and many more. In 2020, he had the opportunity to score Becoming - Netflix's documentary profiling First Lady Michelle Obama.

 

Maryland Department of Disabilities is Hiring!

The Maryland Department of Disabilities is looking for an amazing new State Autism Coordinator! This is a great opportunity to lead and coordinate a strategic plan to address the needs of this community in Maryland. If you might be interested, learn more and apply HERE!





 

Celebrating Disability Pride Month 2023

Choose your next read from our lists of books written by or about the disability community! 📚

  • Check out our curated booklists, including titles for adults, teens, and kids!

  • Download eBooks and eAudiobook formats to enjoy instantly using Overdrive/Libby and Cloud Library.

  • Looking for more books written by ability-diverse authors? Use NoveList’s “Advanced Search” feature to generate a list of books by authors with specific identities.

  • Stream films featuring stories about people in the disability community via Kanopy

 

You can follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn about volunteer opportunities, community resources, legislative updates and much more. If you have any questions or concerns, you can always contact my office by email at Dana.Jones@house.state.md.us or by phone at 410-841-3211.


Stay safe and healthy,



Delegate Dana Jones

District 30A, Annapolis & Anne Arundel County





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