John W. Frece: Annapolis mayor, alderman must keep promises on Crystal Spring, development

With the New Year upon us and with the passage of one month since the newly elected mayor and City Council were sworn into office, it is time for them to take action on their campaign pledges on development issues, particularly Crystal Spring. Mayor Gavin Buckley and five of the eight aldermen pledged in a questionnaire to support the public purchase and protection of the Crystal Spring property either outright or through a conservation easement. This could be done with the mayor leading the way, inducing General Assembly leaders to find the funding through Program Open Space and a special bond bill. (Capital)

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