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By LAURA MCCANDLISH and LAURA MCCANDLISH,SUN REPORTER | August 9, 2006
The former deputy housing secretary under Gov. Parris N. Glendening has been tapped for the newly revived position of city administrator in Westminster, Mayor Thomas K. Ferguson announced yesterday. After a five-month search, the Westminster City Council offered the job to Margaret "Marge" Wolf, 60, who also served as Hyattsville's city administrator for nine years and now manages the borough of Kennett Square, Pa. "Marge brings to this job in Westminster, Md., experience in spades," Ferguson said.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
When a top Baltimore City school official was asked by a company to help train administrators, she sought advice from the city ethics panel and was told to donate her earnings to the school system. Sonja Santelises, the chief academic officer for the city schools until August, said last week that she worked for SUPES Academy for two days in New Jersey in the summer of 2012, using vacation days and donating her $4,000 after taxes and travel expenses to city schools. SUPES Academy also sought the expertise of Baltimore County School Superintendent Dallas Dance, who trained 10 principals this fall in Chicago.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1997
In a rare act of political sacrifice, the Annapolis city council voted unanimously last night to hand over the bulk of its power to an unelected bureaucrat charged with bringing order to an unruly municipal operation.Also, council members voted 8-1 to make it easier for voters to punish them for poor performance through special recall elections. But they killed legislation that would have prohibited aldermen from meddling in the daily operation of city affairs."With this measure, we are effectively changing the form of government we have," said Alderman Dean L. Johnson, a Ward 2 independent who plans a run for mayor.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
Annapolis Alderman Ross Arnett made a proposal last weekend that made waves from the capital city across the country: to change the city's form of government to give the mayor less power. Many conservatives - including radio host Rush Limbaugh - criticized Arnett's proposal as a cheap shot from a Democrat trying to steal power from the Republican mayor-elect, Mike Pantelides. Arnett said that he has been badly misunderstood and that he has supported this idea for years, even during the terms of the past two Democratic mayors.
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By Ellen Gamerman and Ellen Gamerman,SUN STAFF | December 12, 1995
The business of Annapolis politics is now the business of John L. Prehn.The retired Navy captain was named the new city administrator last night in an 8 to 1 vote by the city council."
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By JoAnna Daemmrich and JoAnna Daemmrich,Staff Writer | August 27, 1992
Political opponents of Annapolis Mayor Alfred A. Hopkins have attacked a recent advertisement by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, which features the city administrator holding his newborn son, as a conflict of interest.The city's Republican Central Committee issued a statement yesterday chiding Michael Mallinoff, the mayor's right-hand man, for appearing in the ad, which has been printed in The Sun and the Maryland Gazette. Former Mayor Dennis Callahan, an undeclared candidate in next year's mayoral race, also questioned the ad because the city contracts with the lowest bidder to provide employee health benefits.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | December 3, 1996
A set of proposed charter amendments for Annapolis that would change the face of city government received high praise from residents, business owners and civic organizations at a city council public hearing last night.Supporters applauded the 11 proposals, calling them "long overdue." The proposals include placing day-to-day government operations in the hands of a city administrator, abolishing city council committees and prohibiting aldermen from interfering in the city's daily operations.
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By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | June 24, 1999
Baltimore voters casting ballots for mayoral candidates in the fall might not be electing the person who will run the city.Three mayoral candidates say that if elected they would hire an administrator to handle the daily operation of city government.The proposal is being pushed by candidates such as Council President Lawrence A. Bell III and former East Baltimore Councilman Carl Stokes. It is a growing trend among local governments. Across the country, 676 mayors supervise city administrators.
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By Dan Thanh Dang RTC and Dan Thanh Dang RTC,SUN STAFF | December 2, 1996
The face of Annapolis government could be changed drastically under a set of proposed charter amendments that would place day-to-day government operations in the hands of a city administrator.The proposed amendments also would give the administrator power over department heads, remove zoning decisions from the city council, abolish aldermanic committees and establish nonpartisan elections.The council has scheduled a public hearing on the amendments at 7 p.m. today."These are going to be the most important charter amendments the city has considered in three decades," said Alderman Carl O. Snowden, who wrote a column on the amendments recently in the Annapolis Times, a local weekly.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | September 12, 1998
Eight months after an intensive, nationwide search selected him as Annapolis' second in command, Walter N. Chitwood III has resigned.The city's top administrator, who was in charge of daily operations, Chitwood noted family obligations and a job opportunity in the private sector for his decision -- but also said that "some of the magic is gone."Chitwood gave notice Wednesday that he intended to leave the city job at the end of this month, giving the city little time to find a replacement.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | November 28, 2011
Mabel Hilda Young, a retired Baltimore City public schools administrator who was present at the desegregation of Gwynn Oak Amusement Park, died of surgical complications Nov. 19 at Sinai Hospital. The Northwest Baltimore resident was 84. Born Mabel Hilda Hines in Baltimore and raised in Glen Burnie, she was the youngest child of Herbert Hines, who owned a dry cleaner and was a cemetery manager, and Pauline Hines. She studied music with Adah Jenkins, music critic for the Afro-American newspapers, and was a 1943 graduate of Benjamin Banneker High School.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2011
An Annapolis commission charged with examining ways to improve the city's governing structure has recommended several changes to the city charter, including making city elections nonpartisan and the creation of an audit committee, according to a draft of its proposals. The proposed changes, which the seven-member commission is set to formally present to the Annapolis city council next month, also include the creation of deputy department directors and a cash reserve fund. The council, which includes Mayor Joshua J. Cohen, has final authority on any changes.
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October 26, 2011
As city administrator, my position serves "at the pleasure of" the mayor who appointed me, Craig A. Moe. I understand my position may end next month; and I accept that. However, one of my most important duties and responsibilities is to protect the city's exceptional employees. City employees provide the services that make our city a great place to live, work and do business. I believe I must speak out for our valuable employees to share the feelings they have expressed to me and their co-workers.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 15, 2011
Joel A. Carrington, a former Baltimore public school educator and administrator who later served as a University of Maryland regent, died March 2 of cancer at Atrium Village, an Owings Mills assisted-living facility. The Owings Mills resident was 86. The son of a postal worker and a school teacher, Dr. Carrington was born in Marshal, Texas, and raised in Houston, where he graduated from Phillis Wheatley High School in 1940. In 1943, at the beginning of his third year at Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, a historically black university, he was drafted into the Army.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2010
Annapolis Mayor Joshua J. Cohen announced three top appointments to his administration last week, naming a city manager, a special assistant for development and a deputy fire chief. Michael D. Mallinoff, a veteran municipal government employee, was named acting city manager, a position previously known as city administrator. Mallinoff, director of Annapolis' Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs, served as city administrator in Annapolis for six years ending in 1995.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | June 23, 2010
A veteran Annapolis official will be named to the city's No. 2 post Thursday, as his successor prepares to step down. Mayor Joshua J. Cohen is expected to announce at a Thursday afternoon news conference that Michael D. Mallinoff, the director of the Department of Neighborhood and Environmental Programs, will be the new city manager, according to government sources. Mallinoff was city administrator for about six years ending in 1995, though the position was recently renamed "city manager" as the Annapolis city council tweaked its government structure in response to dissatisfaction over the job performance of the departing administrator, Douglas E Smith.
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By Dan Thanh Dang and Dan Thanh Dang,SUN STAFF | December 24, 1997
Walter N. Chitwood III, a budget analyst at Anne Arundel Community College, was tapped by new Mayor Dean L. Johnson yesterday morning for the position of Annapolis' chief administrator.A former top aide to Robert R. Neall when Neall was county executive, Chitwood will replace John L. Prehn Jr. if the city council approves his nomination. The confirmation could come as early as Jan. 12, at the council's first 1998 meeting.Yesterday, the mayor said Chitwood's local ties to the community were a major factor in the decision.
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By Scott Wilson and Scott Wilson,SUN STAFF | January 14, 1997
In a rare act of political sacrifice, the Annapolis city council voted unanimously last night to hand over the bulk of its power to an unelected bureaucrat charged with bringing order to an unruly municipal operation.Also, council members voted 8-1 to make it easier for voters to punish them for poor performance through special recall elections. But they killed legislation that would have prohibited aldermen from meddling in the daily operation of city affairs."With this measure, we are effectively changing the form of government we have," said Alderman Dean L. Johnson, a Ward 2 independent who plans a run for mayor.
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