Excerpt from Capital Gazette:
Annapolis residents asked the City Council on Monday to delay legislation that would change the city code that regulates historic properties in Annapolis, saying they wanted more time for public input on the complex legislation.
The legislation was introduced despite the requests to delay it, and it will go before several committees and commissions.
Changes introduced in the legislation are many, with some clarifying portions of the code, such as what type of approval property owners need when making particular repairs. Others expand the city’s power, such as allowing the chief of historic preservation, Lisa Craig, the authority to cite property owners who fall behind on routine maintenance that leads to demolition by neglect — a property that falls apart from lack of care.