Anne Arundel County Council Approves 21 Measures During Last Meeting of Term

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As reported by the Annapolis Capital, the Anne Arundel County Council held a marathon session during its last meeting of the term passing 21 pieces of legislation, including legislation to limit red-light cameras, hike ambulance fees, approve a five-year dairy farm lease and fund a project in Odenton.

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The council passed a measure limiting the installation of red-light cameras to five. It now has four. Two council members — Jamie Benoit, D-Crownsville, and Chris Trumbauer, D-Annapolis — voted against the bill.
The council also voted in favor of raising ambulance fees from $500 to $750. Jones and Derek Fink, R-Pasadena, who is running for re-election, voted against the measure.

The council also tackled two measures intended to jump-start the Odenton Town Center. One would establish a tax increment district in the Odenton area, which got criticism from Fink over whether it was necessary to create a fund without having a specific project in mind. Fink and Grasso voted against it.

Another bill to allow for commercial revitalization credits to encourage business in the area was approved unanimously.

The Council also passed a resolution at the request of County Executive Laura Newman urging the next county executive and council to establish a compliance officer position.